Serve the Lord with Gladness

South Wisconsin District

Encourage to Glorify Christ

" For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:4-7 (ESV)

2016-2018 Goals

•Engage by sponsoring warm, welcoming activities for all women of the LCMS, and providing friendships in Christ. •Encourage by prayerfully approaching all women of the LCMS to be steadfast in growing spiritually and providing opportunities to use their God given talents in serving Him. •Educate by providing a solid foundation of our Christian faith through the study of Scripture and knowledge, sharing the mission and goals of LWML with all women of the LCMS so all can be Gospel lights in this world. •Equip by sharing, with women of the LCMS, the tools to compliment and expand their strengths to serve Christ through Bible studies, devotions, prayer groups, retreats, and personally sharing our faith with them. •Enjoy by joyfully engaging one another in fellowship as believers of Jesus.

The Executive Committee

Barb Kaun 2016-2020

The president presides over all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. She is also an ex-officio member of all event committees. The president is the South Wisconsin District official spokesperson and voting member of the LWML convention, executive committee and board meetings. She is also responsible for appointing committee personnel, committee chairmen, and task force members.

Vice President of Organizational Resources

Ann Nehring 2014-2018

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The Vice President of Organization Resources is a liaison to the Nominating Committee, works with the Structure Chairman on guidelines and by-laws, and the Archivist-Historian. She also works with Leader Development and the Renewal Chairman.

Recording Secretary

Ruth Mueller 2014-2018

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The Recording Secretary keeps records of all meetings of the executive committee and the board of directors. She also keeps a record of all electronic votes and maintains records for the district.

Vice President of Gospel Outreach and Christian Life

Diane Meyer 2014-2018

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The Vice President of Gospel Outreach and Christian Life is knowledgeable about the duties, plans, and activities of the Christian Life Chairman, Fall Retreat Chairman, Young Women's Committee and Winter Getaway Committee and acts in an advisory capacity to them.

Corresponding Secretary

Claudia Fairfield 2016-2020

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The Corresponding Secretary keeps up-to-date record of all officers, societies, chairmen of committees, and district handbooks. She also makes location and meeting arrangements for all district meetings.

Vice President of Special Focus Ministries and Mission Grants

Kristen Kolell 2016-2020

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The Vice President of Special Focus Ministries and Mission Grants oversees the Mission Grant Committee and all information concerning mission grants. She also is a liaison to the Heart to Heart Sisters, Missionary Outreach and Education Committee, and Special Focus Ministries Chairman.

Financial Secretary

Diane Kamrath 2014-2018

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The Financial Secretary receives all monies for the district, including mites, memorials, convention and retreat offerings, bequests, etc. She meets with the Scholarship Chairman and the Special Funds Chairman for the district.

Vice President of Communications

Ruth Weckwerth 2016-2020

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The Vice President of Communications works with the Mission Lamp Editor, the Facebook Administrator, Public Relations Chairman, E-Mail Prayer Request Chairman, the Quarterly Chairman, the audio visual staff and the webmaster. She is coordinator for all communications with LWML SWD, LCMS SWD and LWML.


Kris Hebel 2016-2020

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The Treasurer pays all district bills and keeps and itemized account of all receipts and disbursements. She helps with convention and retreat offerings and also with budgeting for LWML SWD events.

Junior Counselor

Reverand Douglas Peters 2016-2020

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The Junior Counselor will serve as advisor to district events and provides spiritual guidance for the SWD. The Junior Counselor serves 2 years in this position then moving to the Senior Counselor position for 2 years.

Senior Counselor

Reverand Dale R. Blanchard 2014-2018

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The Senior Counselor is the advisor to the District Convention, retreats and other SWD events. He provides spiritual counseling and guidance to all aspects of LWML SWD. He serves two years as Junior Counselor then two years as Senior Counselor.