June 1–2, 2018


Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Hosted by the Sioux Falls Zone
Memorial Lutheran is the host church.

"Sharing God's Love From Generation to Generation"

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations (Psalm 100:5).


Thursday, May 31, 2018
2 p.m.  Pre-convention Board Meeting
6 p.m.   Convention Center Set up

Friday, June 1, 2018                                         
8 a.m. -- Registration
  --Gifts from the Heart Ingathering
  --Servant Events: Fleece Blankets, Cards for Military
9 a.m. -- Delegate Orientation
10 a.m. -- Convention Session #1
12 p.m. -- Lunch Break
  --LWML Store and Exhibits open
1 p.m. -- Convention Session #2
4:30 p.m. -- Interest Session #1
5:30 -- Supper Break (Meal Package)
  --LWML Store and Exhibits open
6:30 p.m. -- Choir Rehearsal
7:30 p.m. -- Convention Worship Service

Saturday, June 2, 2018
7-8:30 -- Breakfast (Meal Package)
  --LWML and Exhibits open
8:35 a.m. -- Convention Session #3
11:15 a.m. -- Interest Session #2
12 -1 p.m. -- Lunch Break (Meal Package)
  --LWML Store and Exhibits open
1:05 p.m. -- Convention session #4
  --Dedication of Gifts from the Heart and Servant Event Items
  --Installation of officers

Executive Committee will meet after adjournment in Meeting rooms 1-2.


Call Letter - Complete file.

  • Pg. 01 Cover
  • Pg. 02 Contents
  • Pg. 03 Convention Theme, Goal, and Objectives; Call to Convention from President Lisa Asmus
  • Pg. 04 Pastor's Corner; Meals; Special Guests; Convention Agenda
  • Pg. 05 Hotel Reservations; Convention Choir; Zone Banners; Mite Bites; Young Woman Representatives and Heart to Heart Sisters; Convention Shirts
  • Pg. 06 Convention Offerings; Servant Events; Gifts from the Heart; Interest Sessions
  • Pg. 07 Delegate Information
  • Pg. 08 Mission Grant Proposals
  • Pg. 09 Walking for Mites Form
  • Pg. 10 Registration Form -- corrected address for Heather: 1803 W 10th Street
  • Pg. 11 Delegate Registration Form

Candidates for Office - Complete bios.

  • Vice President of Communication: Susan Swanson, Zion Lutheran Chamberlain; Karla Westerfield, Our Redeemer Lutheran Custer
  • Vice President of Special Focus Ministries: Nyla Jurrens, Zion Lutheran White; Laurel Schamber, St. Paul's Lutheran Aberdeen
  • Financial Secretary: Jan Bohling, Our Savior Lutheran Aberdeen; Donna Harr, Faith Lutheran Sioux Falls
  • Secretary: Susan Kinsley, Mt. Calvary Huron; Heather Miller, Our Redeemer Sioux Falls
  • Nominating Committee: Bobbie Bierman, Trinity Lutheran Mansfield; Elaine Hankel, St. Paul Lutheran Spearfish; Arlene Naasz, Faith Lutheran Pierre; Jeanette Smith, Trinity Lutheran Mansfield; Nancy Ziegeldorf, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Huron
  • Pastoral Counselor: The Rev. Daniel P. Grimmer, Zion Lutheran Mitchell; The Rev. Benjamin Theiss, Holy Cross/Trinity/Immanuel Lutheran, Onida/Blunt/Harrold

Convention Poster (revised 1-16-2018)

Gifts from the Heart (revised 3-27-2018)

  • Baby Shower for the Alpha Center, Sioux Falls
  • Food Shower for the Children's Inn, Sioux Falls

Information for Exhibitors



LWML South Dakota District Executive Committee

Back row: Brenda Drefs*, Treasurer; Susan Swanson, Secretary; Carissa Naasz, VP of Servant Resources
Middle row: The Rev. Steven Weispfennig, Sr. Pastoral Counselor; Melissa Brock, VP of Communication; Ann Cruse, VP of Gospel Outreach;
Front row: The Rev. Joshua J. Baumann*, Jr. Pastoral Counselor; Lisa Asmus*, President; Jeanette Smith, Financial Secretary
Not pictured: Debbie Sattgast*, VP of Christian Life and Judy Gies, VP of Human Care

*newly elected

2016–2018 Mission Grants