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

Just love' Gathering 2020

...logo and theme remind us that we are all part of one body.

Following Jesus is messy. Loving one another is justice. We are not perfect,
we are often broken, sometimes we don’t fit. Sometimes our edges are
rough—but we are one body in Christ.

You can learn about the artist and event here!

We invite you to this life-changing event. Come. Be inspired.

July 16-20, 2020

Then begin living out ​your faith in new and invigorating ways.

Phoenix, Arizona