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LWML Districts Day

Join us on Facebook/Twitter to celebrate LWML Districts Day on August 28 all day! You will get to hear about all the wonderful work the LWML districts are doing and how you can support their missions to share God’s love to those in need in their district.


LWML Committees Selected for 2017-2019 

At their August 2017 meeting in St. Louis, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Executive Committee selected committees for the 2017-2019 biennium. Over 50 women have committed to “Serve the Lord with Gladness” for this biennium. These women have accepted committee or team assignments and will meet together in October for training and planning. 

The new committees are:


Christian Life
Mary Marten, Chairman - Falcon, CO
Ruth Badciong - Winona, MN
Diana Schnack - Grove City, OH
Christian Resources Editors
Diane Grebing, Chairman - Renault, IL
Linda Koeller - Combined Locks, WI
Tina Landskroener - Quincy, IL

Graphics Team
Stephanie Kollbaum, Chairman - Pocatello, ID
Diane Frauendienst - Henderson, MN
Amy Gill - Phoenix, AZ
Judy Newell - Chesterfield, MO
Shannon Sanew - Glen Ellyn, IL
Information Technology
Kathy Pavelock, Chairman - Blossvale, NY
Tina Bentley - McCall, ID
Dawn Zerkel - Pleasant Plains, IL
Official Publication Staff
Nancy Graf Peters, Editor-in-Chief - Poughkeepsie, NY
Cheri Fish - Bay City, MI
Amy Gill - Phoenix, AZ
Linda Guteres - Medford, NY
Sheila Lutz - Pekin, IL
Sharon Rapp - Conway, AR
Becky Wehrspann - Jessup, IA

Gospel Outreach
Nancy Heredia, Chairman - Yuma, AZ
Carol Fuys - Lisle, IL
Mary Scharenbrock - Glen Flora, WI

Mission Grants
Susan Donnelly, Chairman - Whiting, NJ
Sylvia Bean - Clovis, NM
Leslie Colligan - Dedham, MA
Janell McKinstry - Summerset, SD    
Nikki Tyrrell - Taylor, ND    

Growth and Development
Crystal Miller, Chairman - LaVista, NE
Ann Marie Bollas - Painesville, OH
Deaconess Rachel Jaseph - Ft. Wayne, IN
Deaconess Betty Knapp - Marquette, MI
Leadership Development
Susan Brunkow, Chairman - Manhattan, KS
Cheryl Killham - Marion, IA
Deb Vinkemeier - Bigfork, MN
Arlene Naasz, Chairman - Pierre, SD
Mary Smith - Boise, ID
LaDonna Stanosheck - Osmond, NE
Barb Volk, Advisory - Hendersonville, NC
Heart to Heart Sisters
Melissa Salomon, Chairman - Chula Vista, CA
Anita Beyersdorf - Hemlock, MI
Oluwatoyin Fakuajo - St. Paul, MN
Mai Thao - Milwaukee, WI
Committee on Young Women
Carrie Brumbaugh, Chairman - Lyman, WY
Abby Faske - College Station, TX
Kimberlea Lessman - DeRidder, LA
Brianne Stahlecker - Seward, NE


Public Relations Team
Michelle Zollinger, Chairman - Monroe, LA
Bev England - Tulsa, OK
Beth Weber - Grand Junction, CO
Patti Ross, President - Tulsa, OK
Jennifer Huecker, Vice President of Christian Life - Brunceton, MO
Char Kroemer, Vice President of Communication - Newberg, OR
Angelina Jauregui, Vice President of Gospel Outreach - Montebello, CA
Debbie Larson, Vice President of Organizational Resources - Florissant, CO
Kaye Wolff, Vice President of Special Focus Ministries - Southfield, MI
Ginger Starrett, Recording Secretary - Belvidere, NJ
Marilyn Schroeder, Treasurer - Boone, IA
Reverend Robert Mundahl, Senior Pastoral Counselor - Faribault, MN
Reverend Mitchel Schuessler, Junior Pastoral Counselor - Troy, IL
Leslie Jaseph, Meeting Manager - Crownsville, MD
Michelle Zollinger, Public Relations Director - Monroe, LA
Carol von Soosten, Strategic Plan Facilitator - Centralia, IL
Planning Meeting Scheduled
LWML leadership from across the country will convene in St. Louis, Missouri, October 25-28, 2017 for an Interdepartmental Meeting under the theme “Engage, Encourage, Equip, Enjoy.”
All committees and teams will come together to set their goals, objectives, and action plans for this biennium. This is an important and busy time for the LWML, and President Patti asks God’s people to keep the Pastoral Counselors and servant leaders in their prayers as they join together in Christ’s name.

LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation 

Recently, President Patti and Kaye Wolff, Vice President of Special Focus Ministries attended the LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation to give greetings and exhibit LWML resources. Learn more about LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation here:



The LWML is the leading group for LCMS women where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness. 
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