Western Iowa Synod Women's Organization

The Western Iowa Synod's Women's Organization (WISWO) is comprised of women from throughout the synod who gather for service, study, advocacy, fellowship and more. Some of the ministries supported by WISWO include: Igumbilo Girls Secondary School, Center for Agricultural Development and Lutheran World Relief & Global Health Ministries.

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Meet the WISWO Board

New WISWO Board.

Front Row (left to right) – Linda Clarke, Treasurer, Kim Campbell, Vice President, Sue Boblit, President.

Back Row – (left to right) Pam Jondal, Carolyn Biere,Linda Nase, Connie Mohn, Chris VanDeventer, Secretary, Bonny Carlson, Janet Buenger, Mary Voith.

Greetings from your President.

I am excited for the opportunity to work with the Women of Western Iowa and the ELCA Churchwide. As Women of Faith we can work together in so many ways.

  • Support each other on our faith journey
  • Create opportunities to serve and make a difference in our church, our community & the world
  • We are a community of women that pray together
  • We join in Bible Study
  • Grow in faith and Friendship

Communication is important, I encourage you to let us know your thoughts and ideas for the Women of Western Iowa. How can we encourage women to participate in our units and clusters?

We have included the agenda and registration information on the Tri-Synod Retreat to be held October 4-5 at Bethesda Lutheran in Ames. This is a great opportunity for fellowship with women from all over the state.

More information and registration forms for the Women of the ELCA, 11th Triennial Convention and Gathering in Phoenix will be available in September, check the Women of the ELCA website to subscribe to the Bold Connections newsletter, and keep up to date on the happenings of the Women of the ELCA. If you are interested in attending the Gathering, please let us know.

I look forward to attending as many cluster events as possible in the coming year, if you have other events you would like a board member to attend please let us know. We are your board and look forward to working with all of you.

“Every day is a new beginning, take a deep breath, smile, & start again.”


Sue Boblit, WISWO President



Theme - Just Love

Convention Verse –   1st Corinthians 16:14 (NIV) “Do everything in love.

Convention Hymn – “We Are Called” (#720 in the cranberry ELCA hymnal)

Speaker:  Keynote – Bishop Lorna Halaas

Bible Study- Power of Prayer - create your own prayer/gratitude journal.

Delegates (voting members):
• You are encouraged to review the information on nominees, and review the proposed budget. These items will be emailed to you prior to the convention, so you will be informed and ready to vote at the appropriate times. Therefore, it is important that you include your email address when sending in your registration forms
• The day of the convention, when you register, you will receive a packet with your voting cards enclosed. Have the cards out and ready to use when needed during the business meeting.
• Each church unit is asked to send one delegate to the convention; if a church has not specified voting delegates, one will be appointed by the board, from the delegates that have registered. We have several positions to fill on the board this year, so will need voting members.


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