Young Woman Representatives

YWRs with President Frances 2022

Committee on Young Women

Amanda Hankemeier, Chairman
Ashley Figur
Jessica Loc

What does the committee do?

The Committee on Young Women was established to help encourage and organize the young women of the LWML. The committee establishes and reviews guidelines and forms for the Young Woman Representative (YWR) program in accordance with directions from LWML and LWML Texas District. Contact Amanda Hankemeier, Chairman, by email

Committee Mission Statement

The Committee on Young Women's mission is to educate and inspire young women to strengthen their relationship with their Savior Jesus Christ. It is our hope to establish a positive, joyful, and insightful convention experience for the Zone Young Woman Representatives (ZYWR). As the ZYWRs return to their zones, we hope they feel equipped to encourage and recruit other young women from their zone to join LWML. 

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12).

Zone Young Woman Representatives (ZYWR)

Each zone is encouraged to send one or more Young Woman Representative(s) (YWR) to the district 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. Zone YWR forms are due in the spring of 2024 to committee chairman Amanda Hankemeier.They must be signed by the nominee, her pastor, her group president and her zone president.

District Young Woman Representative (DYWR) Program

District YWR forms:

Meet your 2023–2025 District Young Woman Representatives


Important Dates to Remember

Information about selecting Zone YWR goes out to zone presidents: October 1, odd-numbered years.

Zone Presidents need to send the information about the Zone YWR to the Committee on Young Women Chairman: March 1, even-numbered years.

Information about selecting District YWR goes out to zone presidents: July 1, even-numbered years.

All information on nominees for District YWR is sent to Committee on Young Women Chairman: September 1, even-numbered years.

The Executive Committee will select DYWR(s) and alternates to represent Texas at the LWML convention: September, even-numbered years.
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