LWML Texas District Conventions

    LWML Texas District 43rd Biennial Convention
    June 13–15, 2024
    Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

    Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:23–24).

    Convention Goal
    Hold fast in Christ, our source of hope, living out our faith without wavering.
    Convention Objective
    Attendees will:

    • Be strengthened in faith through worship and fellowship.
    • Honor God by showing love to one another.
    • Witness boldly, anchored in Christ.

    Convenciones del distrito de LWML de Texas

    Registration and Hotel Reservations — Open March 1, 2024.

    The 43rd Biennial Convention of the LWML Texas District will be held at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, 900 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, June 13–15, 2024. Registration opens on March 1, 2024. Registration for members and guests will be $125 with teen registration set at $100.

    The registration form is HERE to be completed, printed, and mailed to the registrar with payment (check to LWML Texas District or credit card information). No American Express credit cards will be accepted by LWML Texas District for registration or at the convention including the LWML store. Online registration makes it possible to register and pay on your computer. Your registration is not complete until you complete and return the participant information and release form. To take advantage of the discounted registration fee, registrations must be submitted or postmarked no later than May 7. Online registration with payment by credit card will be open through May 31.

    Registration check-in at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel will open Thursday, June 13, from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. and Friday, June 14, from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Please contact Registrar Alissa Elley HERE with questions.

    Hotel registration opens March 1, 2024. You may use the link for reservations at the Omni HERE. If preferred, reservations may be made by calling the Omni Hotels 1-800-843-6664 reservation line and ask for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Texas District 2024 room block or give code 061024LUTHERANWOMENS. The group rate for all blocked rooms is $149 plus tax and is good for one to four persons per room. If you would like to come early or stay late to visit the Corpus Christi area, the convention rate is good for 3 nights before or after the convention based on availability. If you need assistance or a roommate, please contact Housing Coordinator Helen Schneider HERE.

    The convention opens on Thursday, June 13, with a Divine Service with Communion at 7:30 p.m. in the Corpus Christi Ballroom of the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. All business sessions will be held in the Corpus Christi Ballroom. Friday’s session will begin at 8:15 a.m. The final session will be held Saturday morning with the convention concluding at 12 p.m. 

    Quick Links 

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    Convention Invitation
    Convention Highlights (printable version of convention information)
    Convention Agenda
    Registration Form (fillable)
    Participant Information and Release Form (fillable)
    Online Registration 
    Omni Hotel Reservation Link 
    2024–2026 Proposed Mission Grant Descriptions
    Candidates for Office (pictures and bios can be found HERE)
    Convention Offering Recipients
    GROUP DELEGATES ONLY — Group President Letter and Voting Delegate Form 
    Letter for Pastors
    Email Judy Kunkel, 2024 Convention Host Committee Chairman
    Email Helen Schneider, Housing Coordinator
    Email Alissa Elley, Registrar
    Email Kristine Wendorf, Teen Coordinator
    Local attractions — list & information OR check it out HERE
    Gifts from the Heart (list of items to donate)


    (click on each picture to read a full bio)
    picture of Debbie Larson
    Keynote and Enrichment Speaker
    Debbie Larson, LWML President 2019–2023
    picture of Rev. Kieschnick
    Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick, LCMS President Emeritus
    picture of Anita
    LWML Representative 
    Anita Werner
    picture of Ruth
    Enrichment and Wake Up with the Word Speaker
    Ruth Meyer
    picture of Kayla
    Enrichment Speaker
    Kayla Winkler
    picture of Pastor Bresson
    Mites in Action Speaker
    Pastor Chad Bresson
    picture of Pastor Murillo
    Mites in Action Speaker
    Pastor Dave Murillo
    picture of Abby
    Comic Relief
    Abby Goehring

    Enrichment Sessions and Wake Up with the Word

    Enrichment Sessions

    Creative Experiential Prayers, led by Kayla Winkler
    Discovering the Joys of Writing, led by Ruth Meyer
    Within Reach, led by Debbie Larson

    Wake Up with the Word

    Refuge, led by Ruth Meyer

    Detailed descriptions can be found HERE.

    Travel and Parking

    Guests flying into Corpus Christi International Airport and staying at the Omni need to call 361-887-1600 with personal flight information after hotel reservations have been made to schedule for free shuttle service to the Omni Hotel. Pick up is outside the baggage claim. If you plan to drive, you can self-park in the Omni garage for our special rate of $5 per day with in and out privileges. Valet parking is available at the prevailing rate. The entrance to the garage is located on North Water Street. There is an entrance to the lobby from the garage. The Omni Water Street Lot will have complimentary self-parking.


    All meals are secured with registration only. On Friday and Saturday mornings a full breakfast buffet is available at a cost of $20. The buffet consists of sliced fresh fruit, hot breakfast entrée, assorted muffins and Danish, juice, coffee (regular and decaf), and hot tea. A boxed lunch will be available Thursday and Friday for $15 and includes choice of a ham, turkey, or roast beef sandwich, chips, cookie, and a soda. Vegetarian meals (grilled veggie sandwich) and gluten-free meals (turkey on gluten-free bread) are available but must be noted on the registration form and preordered. No meal orders will be accepted after May 31, 2024.

    The Pastors Lunch on Friday will be served off site at Trinity Our Savior Lutheran Church, 808 Louisiana Avenue, for a cost of $20 per person (Hoegemeyer’s BBQ brisket, potato salad, green beans, iced tea, and peach cobbler). All clergy attending the convention are invited and encouraged to attend, and transportation will be provided if needed.

    Gratuity is included in the price of all meals.

    Young Women Lunch (ages 18–40) and former Zone YWRs

    On Friday at noon, all potential, current and former young woman representatives are encouraged to order the Friday boxed lunch and bring it to the Bayview room to enjoy sharing ideas, experiences, and fellowship.

    Calling All Pastors

    Brothers, you are invited to a special luncheon during the 2024 LWML Texas District Convention as a way to thank you for your prayers, support, and encouragement of the incredible women of the LWML! Pastor Heckmann and I, along with our District LWML leadership team look forward to meeting you, encouraging you, and answering any question you might have regarding LWML in your unique ministry context. We hope to see you there! All clergy are invited. In Christ, Rev. Dustin Beck, Junior Pastoral Counselor.

    This letter contains information for your participation in the 43rd Biennial Convention being held at the Omni Corpus Christi, on June 13–15, 2024. Zones are encouraged to cover expenses of their zone pastoral counselor to attend the convention.

    Convention T-shirts
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    The 2024 convention T-shirt will be a short sleeve 35/65 cotton/polyester blend and heather blue in color. The convention logo will appear on the back of the T-shirt with the name, date, and location featured on the front top left. Please purchase T-shirts when registering for the convention. Purchase price is $15. Registration forms submitted after May 7, 2024, will not be eligible to order a T-shirt.

    Special Opportunities

    Special opportunities are available on Thursday, so make plans to arrive early. Off-site servant events will start at 9:45 a.m. but will return in time for lunch and choir practice. Exhibits, stores, on-site servant events, and the prayer room will open at 10 a.m. Exhibits and on-site servant events will end on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The stores will be open Friday until 6:30 p.m.


    Exhibitors are by invitation only and must complete the Exhibitors Registration Form sent by the convention coordinator. Hours for the exhibits will be 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Thursday and 7 a.m.–1:15 p.m. on Friday. The exhibits will be closed during the Friday morning session, so all exhibitors are encouraged to attend the session. Contact Michele Tate, Convention Coordinator, by email, with any questions. 

    Prayer Room

    The prayer room will be available throughout the convention in the Copano room. There will also be a memorial prayer book available in the prayer room for convention attendees to add the names of our LWML sisters in Christ who have passed away.


    If you are interested in singing in the choir during Thursday evening’s worship service, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Practice time will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Corpus Christi Ballroom. Music and additional details will be sent after the registration form is received.

    Rite of Dedication and Blessing

    Our district pastoral counselors will lead us in prayer as we ask for God’s blessings on the activities of the convention, Thursday at 3 p.m. in Nueces Ballroom A.

    Meet the Candidates and Officers

    We welcome everyone to come together to meet the officer candidates and your current district officers. This time of fellowship will be Thursday from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in Nueces Ballroom A.

    The candidates and their biographical information can be found HERE.

    Mission Service Opportunities

    On-site servant events will be available in Nueces Ballroom B, Thursday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Friday, from 7–8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

    Off-site servant events will be held Thursday from 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. There is no cost to participate and bus transportation is provided. The Mission Service Events Committee will contact you for your site preference if you indicate YES on your registration form.

    Details on all mission service opportunities can be found HERE

    Gifts from the Heart

    Attendees are encouraged to bring Gifts from the Heart for area ministries. They may be brought to Nueces Ballroom B during on-site servant event hours. For a list of items click HERE. Information on the four ministries to receive our gifts can be found HERE.

    Moving for Mites

    Our event for mites will be a 30-minute low impact stretching class which will be held in the comfort of the hotel. For those who want to make it more strenuous, the exercises can be modified. Moving for Mites will be Saturday starting at 7 a.m. All pledges and donations will be in support of our mite goal. Pledges can be requested on a per minute basis or for completing the class. The pledge forms will be sent to those stating YES on the registration form. There is no charge to participate. It will be a fun way to start your day while raising funds for the LWML Texas District mites.

    Convention Offerings

    Offering #1 (during the Divine Service on Thursday) — LWML Texas District 2024–2026 Mite Goal 
    Offering # 2 (Friday outside of the Corpus Christi Ballroom entrances) — Kleberg County Pregnancy Center
    Offering #3 (Saturday outside of the Corpus Christi Ballroom entrances) — St. Paul Lutheran Early Learning Center, McAllen, and Lord of Life Lutheran Child Development Center, Flour Bluff

    Detailed descriptions can be found HERE.

    Teen Program

    We are excited to invite teen girls (ages 12–17) to the convention for a fun-filled and servant-minded experience planned just for them! Teens will get to know one another with fun, crafts, and games along with being in God’s Word with Bible studies, participate in on-site service projects, enjoy time in the pool, and will discover what the LWML is with activities geared toward their age group and interests. The teen program will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13. Teens will pay a special registration rate of $100 (or $120 if submitted after May 7, 2024) which includes a T-shirt, snacks, Friday and Saturday breakfast, Thursday lunch, and Friday dinner. Teens should purchase Friday’s boxed lunch option when registering and bring money for any purchase they plan to make at the LWML store. An adult mentor/leader must attend the convention for every 1-4 girls registered. More information for teens and their sponsors will be updated on the teen page. For additional information or questions, contact Kristine Wendorf, Teen Coordinator, HERE.

    Young Woman Representatives

    All 25 zones are encouraged to send one or more Young Woman Representative(s) (YWR) to the convention. A YWR is any mature young woman who is preferably between the ages of 22 and 35 and a member of an LCMS congregation. Information on the Committee on Young Women and the Zone YWR forms are available on the young women page. The Zone YWR program will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, and conclude at the end of the convention on Saturday at noon.  There will be opportunities for service, Bible study, fellowship, and training. The Zone YWR will sit with her zone delegation during the convention business sessions. Each Zone YWR will need to register for the convention and order the Friday boxed lunch (cost should be covered by the zone). If you have any additional questions, please contact Amanda Hankemeier.

    Childcare will not be offered at this convention due to insurance and liability constraints.

    Questions? Please contact Host Committee Chairman Judy Kunkel HERE.

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