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Capitol Zone

Capitol Zone Contacts

Cheryl Wawrzyniak:   cherylwar@austin.rr.com
Patricia Willoughby:   patricia.m.willoughby@gmail.com
Beverley Michalk:   bjmichalk@sbcglobal.net
Cathleen Ursula Gruetzner:  cathleenursula@gmail.com
Laurie Bellard:  ldbellard@sbcglobal.net
Ann Turner:  marthaannturner@gmail.com
Joanna Roche: tr6922@yahoo.com
Ashley Figur:  ashdfigur@hotmail.com
Brittney Roberts:  msbrittneyelizabeth@gmail.com
Pastor Richard Mittwede:   richard@ulcaustin.com

Capitol Zone Capsule

Cities in the Capitol Zone:

Austin
Buchanan Dam
Cedar Park
Georgetown
Lago Vista
Liberty Hill
Marble Falls
Pflugerville
Round Rock
San Marcos
Taylor
Thorndale
Walburg

Click here to view the latest 2018 Capitol Zone Capsule.

The newsletter has information on sister societies and so much more.

The 2019 LWML Capitol Zone retreat will be at Camp Lone Star on February 22-23, 2019


  Donna Pyle Biographical sketch

Join us for a two day retreat featuring Donna Pyle presenting "Perseverance".  Registration is now open.
Download the Registration form

Capitol Zone Executive Committee - Click on the officer's name to send them an e-mail.

Left to right in the front row is Ann Turner, Laurie Bellard, Cathleen Ursula Gruetzner. Back row is Joanna Roche, Patricia Willoughby, Beverley Michalk, and Beth Knippa.

President: Cheryl Wawrzyniak
VP of Human Care and Servant Resources: Beverley Michalk
VP of Christian Life and Gospel Outreach: Patricia Willoughby and Cathleen Ursula Gruetzner
Secretary: Laurie Bellard
Treasurer: Ann Turner
VP of Communication: Joanna Roche
Pastoral Counselor: Rev. Richard Mittwede
YWR: Ashley Figur & Brittney Roberts

Find the latest bylaw revisions by clicking here.
Find the latest standing rules by clicking here.

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God's glory displayed in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6).

Meet our Newest YWR
Brittney Roberts

I am a native Austinite, born and raised! I was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Paul and attended St. Paul school from pre-K to 8th grade. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, I am currently employed part time at St. David’s Medical Center as a perinatal and NICU social worker. I have been married to my husband Blake for 2.5 years and we have a 15 month old son, Bowen. My hobbies and interests include attending Bible Study fellowship weekly, furniture rehab, exercise, and spending time with my family. At St. Paul, I am a member of the Fellowship and Recreation Board and am a leader in Embrace Grace. We also participate as a family in the babies Sunday School group. In the community, I participate in the Central Texas Perinatal Coalition, the Greater Austin Social Workers, and the Austin Chapter of the First3Years. I would like to be a YWR for my zone because I am not very familiar with LWML and its programs and I am excited to learn more! I am interested in trying to get more young women involved in church groups, such as LWML or others. Ever since I was young I have been interested in mission work but have never taken a step to get more involved. Between my interest in missions and women, I think this is an excellent opportunity!

Meet our YWR
Ashley Figur

I was born in Oklahoma as one of the three, the youngest and only girl.  We moved back to Texas, where I was raised in Austin and Smithville.  I attended UT Austin for college after graduating from Smithville High School, and then worked in the legal field for 8 to 9 years.  I met my better half, Rommel, in 2008 and after dating for a few years, we married in 2012.  We had our first daughter in April 2014, Miss Isabella Grace, and we are now expecting our second daughter, Miss Lia Hope this May.  We are so excited!  I stayed home with Isabella for the first 2.5 years and then decided to start back working, but ultimately changing career paths in order to still spend as much time as I could with my daughter while having a career.  I got my real estate license in 2016 and have truly found my calling in this field, and it has been such a blessing for our family.  We also became members of Bethany Lutheran Church in 2016  and I joined LWML in 2017 at the encouragement of my sweet father-in-law, Nilo, and our LWML President, Beverley Michalk, to run for the Young Women’s Rep position.  To me, this position means so much more than representation…it is a leadership position and an opportunity to serve those around me through encouragement, support, sharing God’s word, leading by example, and being active in our community.  As our Zone’s Young Women’s Rep, I could not feel more at home with the women around me and I sincerely feel like this role really fits who I am.  It is an honor to serve our Zone in this position.  Thank you so much and God bless!

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