Heart to Heart Sisters

The purpose of the Heart to Heart Sisters Committee is to:

  • Motivate, equip, challenge, and provide mentoring opportunities within the LWML for women of diverse ethnic groups to serve the church, participate in LWML, witness to the world, and grow in relationships.

  • Produce and facilitate the Heart to Heart Sisters District Leaders program for the LWML Convention.

  • Provide resources to facilitate the Heart to Heart Sisters District program.

Heart to Heart Committee
Your 2017-2019 Heart to Heart Sisters Committee:
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Melissa Salomon, Chairman, Pacific Southwest District
Anita Beyersdorf, Michigan District
Toyin Akinde Fakuajo, Minnesota South District
Mia Nhia Thao, South Wisconsin District
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The LWML recognizes there are gifted multicultural women serving with joy and passion in many multicultural ministries throughout The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

We are committed to assisting LWML Districts in establishing Heart to Heart Sisters programs so multicultural women may mutually encourage one another, support each other, and work together, living out the beautiful diversity that is the body of Christ.

Heart to Heart Sisters Program Plan for the 2017–2019 Biennium

Embracing Diversity

 "...Yet who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14).
Meet visionary LWML women through the retelling of their leadership by faith in developing a LCMS women’s organization to serve all of God’s people


Why Do We Embrace Diversity?

"Diversity requires us to move out of our comfort zone. Some of us may feel threatened or fearful because we are accustomed to a certain way of doing things." Use this audio-enhanced PowerPoint to strengthen relationships and build trust with other cultures and ethnic people.


History of the Heart to Heart Sisters Program

"Oneness in Christ is strengthened through intentionally teaming with our LCMS sisters of varied ethnic, cultural, generational and organizational backgrounds." (Assembly of Leaders, 2008)
Historical first persons’ account about the development of the Heart to Heart Training Program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Heart to Heart SistersFAQ

Here, you will find answers to your questions about encouraging ethnic women in your personal circles; how to form relationships with them and invite them to engage in and serve through the LWML organization.


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