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Women (WELCA)

2017 WELCA Board Members:

Rebecca Motley, President

Pam Burke, Vice President

Laura Jensen, Treasurer


Barb Waltman, Secretary

Jan Klein, Mission Action

Geri Vander Leest, Mission Community

Elaine Thorstad       Mission Growth

Stephanie Thorstad

Sandy Bohlman Member-At-Large

Sandi Zeleski Member-At-Large

Donna Knurr, Quilters Representative

Pam Larsen, Lutefisk Representative

John Thorstad, Council Representative


The WELCA Board meets monthly and consists of women elected to serve in Board positions, as well as representatives from Council.

The Board acts as liaison for information from cluster gatherings of ELCA churches in our area, Greater Milwaukee Synod meetings and church-wide, to our circles and women in our congregation, where applicable.

All women who join Norway Church are considered members of WELCA.  Each woman’s name is placed on a monthly service group list.  Service groups are listed in each newsletter and serve twice a year, if needed.  They may be asked to donate a dessert or Jell-O or assist at a church function.

For more information on the various positions on our WELCA board and their responsibilities, please see the attachment below.