Recertification: Inactive Less Than Five Years
Re-Entry Process for WELS Teachers Who Have Been Inactive
for Less Than Five Years
Teachers in this category are still WELS certified but must follow the following steps in order to re-enter active ministry.
The applicant contacts the district president of the district in which he or she last served, informing him of the desire to re-enter WELS ministry. The district president may choose to conduct a personal interview with the teacher. The district president may also request a letter from the individual’s pastor and a professional resume that includes employment outside of WELS schools.
After reviewing and approving the applicant, the district president declares the applicant eligible for a Call and forwards the appropriate documentation to the Commission on Lutheran Schools (CLS).
The applicant contacts the Commission on Lutheran Schools office to inform them of his or her desire to re-enter WELS ministry and to update his or her Inactive Teacher Inventory Form.
As appropriate, the teacher’s name is used by the Commission on Lutheran Schools and the district president on Divine Call lists.