Committee on Young WomenYWRs - Find your resources here!
Zone YWR forms are due March 1, 2022 to committee chairman Amanda Hankemeier at firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be signed by the nominee, her pastor, her group president and her zone president.
Zone YWR Forms:
District YWR forms:
Kendra Larsen is originally from Guatemala but currently lives in Dallas with her parents and two younger brothers. They attend Faith Lutheran Church in Grand Prairie, where she is a member of the choir as well as the pianist for Spanish services. She is a student at Dallas International University, a missionary training school. When she has free time, she enjoys reading, crafts, piano, singing, and spending time with her family, among other things. Since her mother and grandmother are both LWML members, she always wanted to become a member once she was old enough. As a DYWR, she hopes to encourage young women to become active members of the LWML. Kendra’s highlights of the LWML Convention in 2019 were the singing and carrying the Guatemalan flag in the mission flag presentation.
Current favorite Bible verse: When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you (Isaiah 43:2).
April Gilbert is the Minister for Children, Youth and Families at Grace Lutheran Church, Denison, where she grew up and is excited to be able to continue the tradition of offering a Christ-centered environment for fun, learning, and activities. She remembers attending LWML events with her mom and other ladies from Grace as a kid, and constantly tugging at her clothes to ask what they were talking about. She recently attended the LWML Convention in Mobile and came home with a recharged passion for missions, new friends, and the desire to help her society take it up a notch! She loves helping people, has a heart for lending a hand in any way possible, and prays that God continues to use her, for His glory, to share the good news of Jesus and HIs love for all His people.
Grace Guenther is from San Antonio where she attends Concordia Lutheran Church, and while she is at school, she attends Faith Lutheran in Georgetown. She is entering her senior year at Concordia University Texas where she is majoring in English and education. She first became involved in the LWML through a group on campus called Helping Hands, which is a society of the LWML. Through being involved in the leadership of this group over the past two years she has had the opportunity to go to both a district and national convention, and assisted LWML with an exhibit at the Beautiful Feet Conference. She has met so many incredibly caring women through her involvement with Lutheran Women in Mission.
Reagan Keller is from Sugar Land, Texas and a member of Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. She is a student at Concordia University Texas where she attends Acts Church Lakeline. She is entering her senior year and is studying elementary education. When she’s not doing school work, she is often spending time with her fiancé, working at Chick-fil-A, or nannying. She became involved with the LWML after attending and then helping lead an all-women’s Bible study at Concordia called Helping Hands. With the help of a few LWML women in the Austin area, they conducted Bible studies, dinners, and different service projects with other college students from Concordia. Her fiancé wants to attend Concordia Seminary and become a pastor, so she looks forward to joining an LWML group while they are there and in their future churches. Her favorite parts of the convention were getting to meet fellow YWRs and learning and growing with young women from all over the country.
Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
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.
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