Serve the Lord with Gladness

South Wisconsin District

Abiding in Christ's LOVE

"Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he is in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." 1 John 4: 15-16 ESV

2022 - 2024 Goals

•Serve one another •Study Scripture to know, and •Share CHRIST'S LOVE!

The Executive Committee

Cinda Poppe 2020-2024

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 Special Focus Ministries and Mission Grants

LuAnn Roman 2020-2024

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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.

Vice President of Communications

Jennifer Olen 2020-2024

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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 website administrator. She is coordinator for all communications with LWML SWD, LCMS SWD and LWML.

Corresponding Secretary

Janice Koopman 2020-2024

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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.


Patricia Silah 2020-2024

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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.

Senior Pastoral Counselor

Reverend Matthew Gehrke 2022-2024

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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.

Junior Pastoral Counselor

Rev. Lewis R. Polzin 2022-2024

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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.

Interim Vice President of Organizational Resources

Marilyn Belter 2023-2026

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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.

Financial Secretary

Wendie Staus 2022-2026

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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 Gospel Outreach and Christian Life

Joan Anderson 2022-2026

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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.

Recording Secretary

Melody Rodger 2022-2026

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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.