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 Spring 2022 WELCA Newsletter

Download the South Dakota Synod WELCA Constitution

Download the 2022 WELCA Convention Booklet

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

THANK YOU to all who attended the 2022 WELCA Synodical Convention in Brookings on June 23-24th.

The Theme was “Come Boldly” and the “BOLD WOMAN AWARD” was awarded to Pastor Erika Lehmann.
Proceeds from the 90 Silent Auction items totaled $1,820 designated for Lutheran University Ministries.
The next 2023 Convention will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid City SD.
Sign Up for our e-newsletter by contacting the editor – Lilah Gillis  (mlgillis92@gmail.com)

Upcoming Gatherings

Bear Butte –  Fall Retreat is scheduled for September 9 and 10 at Outlaw Ranch

Prairie Coteau – Fall Gathering – September 15 at Our Savior’s in Veblen

Medary Conference – Fall Gathering – September 20 at Oldham Lutheran, Oldham

Prairie Rivers – Fall Gathering – October 11 at St John Lutheran, Dimock

Northern Plains – Fall Gathering – October 22 in Groton

Crossroads – No Fall Leadership Event planned; Spring Gathering will be April 15, 2023 at Renner Lutheran

Southeastern – TBD

Give

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

Officers

President

Margene Thompson
Letcher, SD
605-248-2444 / 605-770-8311
amthompson@santel.net

Vice President

Wanda Biel
Sioux Falls, SD
402-883-0474

Secretary

Teresa Mikkelsen
Webster SD
605-345-2912

Treasurer

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

Director for Discipleship

Vicki Persson
Corsica, SD
605-732-4605 / 605-999-2946
vicki@midstatesd.net

Member-at-Large

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

Member-at-Large

Dee Sanderson
Aberdeen SD
605-228-2567

Nominating Committee

Darlene Bresson
Janice Anderson
Lori Tendler
Karen Jensen