Leadership Message

Dear sisters,

2018 was another great year for WELCA and I am so grateful, as is the Executive Board, for all your support.  We could not have done it without you.

If you attended the Annual Meeting held on January 13th, 2019, you are aware that our group name is no longer Women of the ELCA (WELCA). Instead in 2019, we will refer ourselves as Women of Faith (WOF). As explained during the meeting, this was not a random decision on our part.  After discussions with our Executive Board, Pastor and the Church Council President, we as a group feel that our views about God and the Scriptures do not align with the ever-changing progressive views of the ELCA, especially after the publication of the Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice. You can also find this document under Resources & Links.

I want to reemphasize what I said at the meeting–we understand that some of you may have questions or concerns about this decision by the Faith Lutheran Women of Faith leadership.  So I invite you to contact me, stop me when you see me, or I can even meet you for coffee, if you want more insight into this decision.

Your sister in Christ,

Angie Baer, WOF President


Events to Remember

  • February 5, 2019, 4:00 p.m. ~ WOF Monthly Meeting


Resources & Links

ELCA Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice

Daily Devotionals

Women’s Bible Study (Online Resources)

Women of Faith Executive Board

President: Angie Baer

Co-Chairman: Janice Gilbert

Secretary: Sandra Troendle

Treasurer: Phyllis Leistikow

Mission Action, Quilting & Rummage Sale: Janet Dailey

Mission Growth & Community: Judy Kruempel

Council Rep: Angie Baer

Historian: Judy Kruempel

Hospitality Chair: Sandra Troendle

Lydia Circle

Chair: Janet Dailey

Secretary-Treasurer: Estelle Haapoja

Stewardship: Judy Kruempel

Events to Remember

Coffee Fellowship

January 3rd
WELCA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Rebekah Circle in charge of refreshments

September 5th
WELCA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Lydia Circle in charge of refreshments

Golden Living Center Birthday Party
Lydia Circle in charge

Ruth Circle

Chair: Sharon Karlman

Co-Chair: Maureen Buytaert

Secretary-Treasurer: Arline Thompson

Events to Remember

July 11th? (TBD)
WELCA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Ruth Circle in charge

Coffee Fellowship

Anna Circle

Caller:  Louise Kjosa

Events to Remember

March 7th
WELCA Meeting @ 3:30 p.m. (before Soup Supper)
Anna Circle in charge

Coffee Fellowship

November 7th
WELCA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Anna Circle in charge

Rachel Circle

Chair: Sandra Troendle

Secretary: Carole Jacobson

Treasurer:  Susan Lien

Events to Remember

Coffee Fellowship

April 4th
WELCA Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Rachel Circle in charge

April 1st
Easter Continental Breakfast

May 6th
Confirmation Breakfast

Rebekah Circle

Chair: Janice Gilbert

Events to Remember

January 3rd
serve WELCA lunch

Coffee Fellowship

February 7th
WELCA meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Lydia Circle in charge

October 3rd
WELCA meeting @ 4:00 p.m.
Rebekah Circle in charge