WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ.

    We are the women's ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In Women of the ELCA, you will find support on your faith journey,opportunities to serve and make a difference in your community and around the world, a community of women that prays together, Bible study and the joy of growing in faith and friendship

    Click here to visit the Women of the ELCA website

    - SW MN Synod WELCA Synodical boarD
    - SW MN Synod WELCA Constitution and Bylaws

    Click here to download The Communicator - Summer 2015

    Upcoming Events

    SW MN Synod WELCA Leadership Event
    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Vinje Lutheran Church, Willmar MN
    8:30am - 1:15pm

    The SW MN SWO board invites you to join us for a day of empowering leaders: past – present - future

    The day begins with registration/coffee/fellowship followed by the opening of our event with singing and devotions.   Bible study will be led by Pastor Amy Juel-Palmer from Vinje Lutheran in Willmar with  leadership sessions, noon lunch, and sharing time for all officers. Special Guest Speaker: Pastor Andy Smith on the Phebe Hospital Project. Conference boards will have the option of holding business meetings at the end of the day.  Plan to carpool if you can as the synod will pay mileage for up to 2 drivers per conference.

    We look forward to seeing you on the 12th.   gather leadership skills, share them with your units, and empower leaders everywhere to use these leadership skills to proclaim the Good News with all women of our conferences, our synod, and our church!
    If you have any questions or concerns you can reach me at 507.825.3122 or at henriksen7@mchsi.com
    On behalf of the SW MN SWO board,
    Kristy Henriksen, SW MN SWO President

    2015 Fall Conference Gatherings

    • Crow River—Saturday, Sept 26, 9:00am at Stockholm, Cokato

    • Glacial Ridge—Monday, Sept 5, 4:30pm at Our Savior's, Chokio

    • Great River—Saturday, Oct 3, 8:30am at Bethlehem, St. Cloud

    • Lac Qui Parle—Tuesday, Oct 20, 5:00pm at Faith, Madison

    • Lakeland—Thurday, Sept 24, 5:00pm at Hope, Sunburg

    • Minnesota Valley—Saturday, Oct 17, 8:30am at American, Gaylord

    • Prairie—Saturday, Oct 3, 8:30am at Christ, Cottonwood

    • Scenic Valley—Thursday, Sept 17, 5:00pm at Opdal, Sacred Heart

    • Shetek—Saturday, Sept 19, 8:30am at Shetek Lutheran Ministries

    • Watonwan River—Saturday, Oct 3, 8:30am at Odin