NC Women of the ELCA
Commissioned to Go

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


Footsteps To Leadership 
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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 in 2023?
March 18  
Butterflies represent transformation, joy, and hope.  Join us at the One-Day retreat and "transform and Become a Butterfly"

The Retreat is March 18th (snow day -March 25th).  The registration form is linked   
 Locations for the 1-Day Retreat:

Trinity Lutheran, Sanford

Lord of Life Lutheran, Garner

Salem Lutheran , Lincolnton

Sharon Lutheran, Statesville

Lutheran Chapel, China Grove

St. Mark's Lutheran, Lumberton   abbreviated program on March 11th. 
 Program 9am to Noon.

Planning for the Spring Gathering is under way.   If your church can host a Spring Gathering between late- March and early-May please 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 2023 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.

The Annual Gathering is June 23-25
at Lenior-Rhyne 

It will be wonderful to gather together again!

 New NC State-wide Officers and Board members will be elected at the Annual Gathering in June.  Even though the deadline may have passed, if you or someone you know might be interested in serving on the Board, please complete the form and send it to the nomination chair. The nomination form is attached              

More information about the Annual gathering will be posted here soon.  I hope to see you there!

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
     2023 LYO Assembly 
Click here for the Special news from the Bishop with more information and links to register for the Lutheran Youth Assembly.