NC Women of the ELCA
Commissioned to Go

NC Women of the ELCA ® 421 S Ellis Street Salisbury,NC 28144
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of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)


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The Twelfth Triennial will be held in Phoenix, AZ.  Would you like to be a delegate from NC?  Contact any Board member for nomination forms or check the July Bulletin.

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Photos from past NC WELCA Annual Gatherings will be posted here.                                          

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Thank you to the wonderful women of the NC WELCA Board. They responded to the call to share their time and talents serving as the SWO Board of Directors.

President - Lisa Philbeck

Vice President - Anita Miller

Secretary - Susan Harris

Treasurer- Debra Weinel 

Treasurer's Email - 
1612 Sherburg Court, Raleigh, NC  27606

Board Members - 

Robin Stuart         Marguerite Taylor
Terri Brown            Heidi Gibson
Tonie Neal             Karen Overcash
Cindy Whisenant    Linda Davis​ 
               Lorri Montrose

       What's New?
Fall Conference Gatherings will be in-person, in October or early November. We are looking forward to gathering again and are looking for host churches.  The following locations are confirmed.

Oct. 15- St. Paul's -Startown, Newton
Oct. 22 - St. Luke's -Mt. Ulla
Oct. 22- St. Paul's - Statesville
Oct. 29 - First Lutheran - Greensboro 
Nov. 12- First Lutheran- Lexington
Nov. 12 -Redeemer- Gastonia

If your church can host a Fall Gathering contact Lorri Monterose by clicking the link or calling (704) 657-1792. Host churches will provide the location and snacks. The Gathering program will be provided for you. 

Our North Carolina WELCA theme for 2022 is "Renewed Day by Day"
We are excited to announce an easier way to make your offerings and support the ministries of WELCA.  Click on the GIVE button below to use the new and secure giving site provided by 

As you fill out the information on the Giving form, you can save it to "remember" you for the next time you use the giving button.  Please type ​the name of your congregation in the memo box to ensure that your church receives credit for your offerings.

Contact the Treasurer, Debra Weinel, if you have any questions or difficulty with the link.  Offerings may still be made by mailing checks to the Treasurer, if you prefer.

VOICES FOR            JUSTICE was the program for our Spring Gathering.  It was a great program and so appropriate for issues facing women today.  The program is now divided into 3 sections, each suitable for a Circle meeting or discussion with any group of women that want to learn more about using their voices for justice. All of the materials are available on the Resources page of this website.

Great things happened at the 2022 Annual Gathering this year!!   

The Twelfth Triennial Convention delegates were selected and reports from all the Committees Chairs were presented.

Crissa Abraham spoke about the Bishops Challenge to Welcome the Stranger by getting engaged with refugee resettle efforts in NC. Click on the links to watch her video and the Bishop's message.

At the Annual Gathering the Board adopted the                            and are dedicated to speaking to out for justice for indigenous women. Read the resolution and prayerfully consider how you can speak out for justice.
Use your voice for justice!  Find out more here. MMIW-GIC.COM
The Twelfth Triennial Convention will be in Phoenix, AZ  on September 19-21, 2023.

The voting members from North Carolina will be: 
Maxine Amos (Women of color whose primary language is other than English)
Debra Weinel and Sheldon Lutz (First time voting members)
Terri BrownJane CadwalladerSusan Harris, and Tamarah Hefner (Voting members)

Thank you to all these women for representing NCWELCA