Thank you for answering the call to submit the names of qualified women to serve the LWML in the next biennium. The Slate of Candidates for the elections to be held at our LWML Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 22–25, 2023 is as follows:

Pastoral Counselor

  • Rev. Greg Lehr – Sioux Falls, South Dakota (South Dakota District)
  • Rev. Mark Maas – Cheyenne, Wyoming (Wyoming District)


  • Eden Keefe – Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas District)
  • Char Kroemer – Newberg, Oregon (Oregon District)

Vice President of Organizational Resources

  • Rebecca Bessell – Hamlin, New York (Eastern District)
  • Arlene Naasz – Rapid City, South Dakota (South Dakota District)

Vice President of Special Focus Ministries

  • Karol Selle – Rosholt, Wisconsin (North Wisconsin District)
  • Deb Vinkemeier – Bigfork, Minnesota (Minnesota North District)


  • Linda Guteres – Medford, New York (Atlantic District)
  • Anita Werner – Santa Teresa, New Mexico (Rocky Mountain District)

Nominating Committee

  • Nancy Beckcom – Giddings, Texas (Texas District)
  • Cheri Fish – Bay City, Michigan (Michigan District)
  • MaryLynn Huntwork – Ephrata, Washington (Washington-Alaska District)
  • Linda Koch – San Diego, California (Pacific Southwest District)
  • Deaconess Betty Knapp – Marquette, Michigan (North Wisconsin District)
  • Olajumoke Odedele – Peapack, New Jersey (New Jersey District)
  • Roxanne Pieper – Carver, Minnesota (Minnesota South District)
  • Laura Strattman – Chapin, Illinois (Central Illinois District)
  • Melissa Vance – Pierre, South Dakota (South Dakota District)

Serving the Lord with gladness,
LWML 2021–2023 Nominating Committee: 
Lisa Asmus 
Janis McDaniels
Lois Teinert
Melissa Salomón
Kaye Wolff, Chairman,
Rev. Brian Noack, Pastoral Advisor

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,
as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Peter 4:10).


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