Committee Members

Pastoral Advisors
Pastor Gary Pufahl
Pastor Ben Kratz
Pastor Robert Johannes

Executive Team
Marilyn Miller*
Kathie Wendland
Naomi Schmidt
Dawn Schulz
Paula Sulzle

Conference Team
Dawn Schulz*
Linda Gumm
Jackie Haag
Paula Nimmer
Mary Watson

Congregational Ministries Team
Sally Valleskey
Fran Pruitt

Development Team
Naomi Schmidt*
Paula Sulzle
Rachel Fritz
Corissa Nelson

Discipleship Circle
Paula Sulzle*
Sarah Juergens
Debi Witte

Theological Review Team
Rev. David Valleskey
Rev. Joel Gerlach
Rev. Tim Flunker


Our Conference Planning Team presents a Women’s Ministry Conference every three years. The team gives great attention to detail so the conferences are professional and seamless. However the greater effort goes into the bible study that serves as the foundation of the conference. The team, speakers and break out leaders gather for intense bible study which brings clarity, depth and personal applications to the conference topic!

Our Congregational Ministries Team works directly with congregations and leadership as they engage women’s gifts in congregational ministry work. Talk on Tuesday is the personal coaching offered to congregations and individuals.

Our Development Team seeks new ways to build Women’s Ministry with resources, ideas and social media. They look for new ministry ideas and opportunities that will equip women to grow in Christ and serve the Lord.

Our Discipleship Circles use Facebook to network women serving in the same type of ministry. Our tech coordinator makes sure we’re running smoothly and up to date with our outreach.

Pray for us

  • Pray that in all our planning and serving we are faithful to God and the teachings of His Word.
  • Pray that God would provide the leaders we need to guide us and workers to complete the ministry we are privileged to do.
  • Pray that God would guide the decisions and work of our committee that we are Gospel focused, wise and effective.
  • Pray that our financial needs are met as we work to nurture, encourage and equip others.
  • Pray that we continue our service with a zeal and passion that comes from the joy of the Gospel.
  • Pray that our service and relationships are marked with love, respect, encouragement and appreciation for the many gifts given to the body of Christ.


WELS Women’s Ministry provides resources for individuals and congregations nationwide. Consider supporting these ministries with your prayers and gifts.


Contact WELS Women’s Ministry for more information.