Women of the ELCA

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Women of the ELCA (WELCA), the women’s organization of this church, has thousands of participants in thousands of congregations. Together we are committed to growing in faith, affirming our gifts, supporting one another in our callings, and engaging in ministry and action that promotes justice and wholeness for all people.

Follow the South Dakota Women of the ELCA on the web:

Read the Fall 2023 WELCA Newsletter

Download the South Dakota Synod WELCA Constitution

Download the 2023 WELCA Convention Booklet

Learn more about the Women of the ELCA at its website, womenoftheelca.org.

Watch Diana Glover as Katie Luther from the 2023 Synodical Convention on YouTube (right-click on the link and select “open in a new tab” or “open in a new window” to view the video).

Save the Date!
2024 Annual WELCA Synodical Convention
Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 21, 2024
First Lutheran Church, Mitchell
Hosted by Prairie Rivers Conference

Sign Up for our e-newsletter by contacting the editor – Lilah Gillis  (mlgillis92@gmail.com)

Upcoming Gatherings

2024 Spring Gathering Conference Schedule/Dates:

Northern Plains: April 13 at Our Saviors Lutheran, Redfield
Bear Butte: April 20th at St James Lutheran, Belle Fourche
Prairie Rivers: April 13 at St. Paul Lutheran, Stickney
Medary: April 6 at Our Savior’s in Flandreau
Prairie Coteau: April 20 at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Watertown
Crossroads: April 20 at Spirit of Joy, Sioux Falls
Southeastern: April 20 at TBD

Give

Support the ministry of the Women of the ELCA in South Dakota through your financial gifts.

Officers

Co-Presidents

Lois Storm
Corsica SD
605-933-1243
 
Sherry Archer
Sioux Falls SD
605-310-0153

ladnred2023@hotmail.com

Vice President

Wanda Biel
Sioux Falls, SD
402-883-0474
Teresa Mikkelsen
Webster SD
605-345-2912

Darla Toben
Clear Lake, SD
605-880-3506
dgtoben@itctel.com

Director for Stewardship

Kathy Heffernan
Faulkton, SD
605-324-3638
kheffernan1957@gmail.com

Director for Justice

Connie Matzner
Stickney SD 57375
605-732-4370

matzp@midstatesd.net

Director for Discipleship

Pastor Erika Lehmann
Garretson, SD
605-338-4737
elehmann1865@icloud.com

Member-at-Large

Cheryl Lundeen
Sioux Falls, SD
605-201-3102
clundeen@midco.net

Member-at-Large

Dee Sanderson
Aberdeen SD
605-228-2567

deesand@aol.com

Nominating Committee

Lori Tendler

lorit@sio.midco.net

Karen Jensen

kjva41@msn.com

Diane Bryan