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Growing in Faith and Mission

Women of the NALC (WNALC) is an organization for all women and women’s groups of the North American Lutheran Church.

A ministry of the North American Lutheran Church, WNALC offers and guidance to the local congregational women’s groups in their efforts to grow in faith and mission, through prayer and evangelism, with the Bible as God’s ultimate authority.


WNALC encourages its members in their congregations to:

  • Love God, develop a deeper relationship with Him, and study His Word;
  • Love our neighbors—local, domestic and around the world—lending them assistance with their life and spiritual challenges;
  • Spread His Gospel throughout the world by supporting His missionaries in prayer and assistance as needed; and
  • Foster numerous personal relationships with our Sisters in Christ.


A place for women to find spiritual guidance, support, mission and fellowship.

WNALC links NALC women’s groups together as a community of faith, hope, and love as they focus on their individual organization and assists them in God’s mission, studies of His Word, service to others in Christ’s name, and fellowship with each other and other Lutheran women.

WNALC Women’s Council

A current governing board, known as The Women’s Council (TWC), was elected at the WNALC Annual Meeting during the 2012 NALC Convocation.

There are eight members, with half the council elected in alternating years at an annual meeting.

Jeanne Wallace, TX, Chair

Lynn Coughenour, NC, Vice-Chair *

Sherrie Palan, TX, Secretary *

Jan Williams, NC, Treasurer

Darlene Deck, IN *

Karen Hansen, CO *

Dorothy Johnson, NC

Juhree Polkowski, NY

* Newly elected in 2012


Operational Guidelines

Operational Guidelines for the WNALC were adopted at our Annual Meeting, August 15, 2012 by a majority of women present. The Operational Guidelines are now posted on the WNALC website. Each rostered member will be notified of the availability and asked to ratify it within the allotted time.

If you have any questions regarding the Operational Guidelines and the ratification process, please contact Jeanne Wallace at 830.998.2300 or use the email above for assistance.

Financial Support

The WNALC depends on the generosity of our women’s groups and individual members for the support of our operations and annual meeting. The WNALC proposed budget is available on our website.  Our goal is to operate with as little expense as possible, but still be able to provide resources and information to the women of the church.

We do not ask for a specific offering to the WNALC, but rather, that your group prayerfully consider a gift to the WNALC.

All donations should be sent directly to:

Women of the NALC
NALC Financial Administration
2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220
New Brighton, MN 55112-2201