Assignment and Call Request

Requests for Called Workers

Requesting a new called worker for your congregation or school, whether you plan to ask for a graduate assignment from one of our worker training schools or call from the field of current workers, is an important process in the life of your ministry. Use the resources provided to give careful consideration to the request and appropriate communication to the candidate you call.

Assignment Requests

Assignment request information and instructions
Sample letter to teacher assignment candidate
Sample letter to pastor assignment candidate

Common Resources

Call document, teacher
Call document, early childhood ministry director
Call document, staff minister
Call document, pastor single congregation
Call document, pastor dual congregation

Request a Graduate Assignment or Call List

Please note: WELS Cloud login required for request form

Call List Requests Questionnaire

Additional information for Principal requests
Additional information for Early Childhood Ministry Director requests

WELS 2019 Call Reports

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

Pastor, teacher, and staff minister call report

The call report details when pastors, teachers, and staff ministers change positions within WELS. The Conference of Presidents oversees and coordinates the calling process.

*CRM: “Candidatus Reverendi Ministerii.” This means that a person does not currently hold a divine call but is eligible to receive one. He is a “Candidate for the Holy Ministry.”

*Obituaries: From now on, deaths reported on the call report will only be for called workers who are actively serving at the time of their death or for those who have retired from active ministry. This reflects the current Yearbook policy set by the Conference of Presidents.

View archived call reports – previous to 2019.

Unpublished Memorials – 2019 Synod Convention

The following convention memorials were submitted after the deadline for the printed Book of Reports and Memorials.

Resolutions – 2019 Synod Convention

View the resolutions presented at the 2019 Synod Convention. Resolutions have been adopted unless otherwise noted.

Elections – 2019 Synod Convention

Ballot, nominees, and position descriptions for the elections at the 2019 Synod Convention in New Ulm, Minn., July 29 – August 1, 2019.

Minutes – 2019 Synod Convention

View the minutes for each day of the 2019 Synod Convention.

Daily Agenda – 2019 Synod Convention

View the most updated agenda for each day of the 2019 Synod Convention.

Please note: Agenda is subject and likely to change.

 

Key Convention Documents – 2019 Synod Convention

Find the 2019 Book of Reports and Memorials, Synod Convention delegate book, voting and advisory delegates, floor committees, and delegate reimbursement form.

Scouting Bible Study

The Conference of Presidents was asked to review the current Scouting organization to determine whether Scouting has changed in a way that would remove the objectionable features.

In a twelve-lesson study on Scouting prepared under the auspices of the Conference of Presidents for use in our congregations, Scripture and quotations taken directly from Scouting resources point out that essentially nothing in Scouting has changed.

Foreign Travel Insurance

The Foreign Travel Insurance Request form must be completed within 90 but not less than 30 days prior to the commencement of travel. No coverage will be provided for any travel unless the online form has been completed and approved. Please make sure that you take this time requirement into your trip planning timeline.

International travelers are advised to make no travel arrangements until the travel request has been approved by WELS. Please visit osac.gov for travel advisories.

All international travel should be booked through WELS International Travel Partner, Fox World Travel. If you are not planning on booking your travel through Fox, please give a brief explanation why you are not using Fox World Travel on the form.

Complete the online Foreign Travel Insurance Request form.