NE MN Synod Women’s Organization (WELCA)

Welcome to the Northeastern Minnesota Synod Women of the ELCA website.

We are an active group of women from 130 congregations. Each of our five conferences hosts a Fall and Spring Gathering, and we host a Synod-wide Convention/Gathering in June of each year. 

Conferences

Our NE MN women’s organization is organized into five (5) geographical conferences, which include the ELCA churches in each of these districts. Each conference is led by an elected Conference Coordinator.

The Conference Coordinators for 2023-2024 are:

    • Heartland Conference – Dana Jessen
    • Kettle River Conference – Robin Hendrix
    • Lake Superior Conference – Bonnie Kay Swanstrom
    • Laurentian Conference – Julie Lepisto
    • Living Waters Conference – Ruth Ann Trembath

Conference Spring Gatherings – 2024

  • April 6 – Laurentian Conference – Immanuel Lutheran in Tower
  • April 13 – Kettle River Conference – Emmanuel Dell Grove Lutheran near Sandstone
  • April 20 – Living Waters Conference – Bethel Lutheran in Warba
  • April 20 – Lake Superior Conference – First Lutheran in Duluth
  • April 20 – Heartland Conference – Our Savior’s Lutheran in Pequot Lakes

Resources

Date
Info

11/03/22
Synod Handbook
11/03/22

11/16/23
November 2023 Northeastern Lights Newsletter
11/16/23

05/23/24
May 2024 Northeastern Lights Newsletter
05/23/24

07/14/23
May 2023 Northeastern Lights Newsletter
07/14/23

 

Financial Forms

Remember to include your congregational unit number with all gifts and offerings sent to our SWO Treasurer or to the Churchwide office of Women of the ELCA.

Date
Info

11/03/22
Offering Form B
For use by Congregational Units for offerings to Churchwide (Mail to Women of the ELCA, ELCA Gift Processing Center, PO Box 1809, Merrifield, VA 22116-8009)
11/03/22

11/03/22
Offering Form A
For use by Congregational Units for offerings to Synod Treasurer (Mail to Terry Smith,1491 Award Blvd, Wright, MN 55798)
11/03/22

Conference Gathering Forms

Date
Info

11/03/22
Spring Gathering Conference Committee Election Results Form
11/03/22

11/03/22
Secretary-Treasurer Conference Gathering Report Form
11/03/22

11/03/22
Fall Gathering Conference Committee Election Results Form
11/03/22

11/03/22
Conference Gathering Speaker Evaluation Form
11/03/22