WELS Women’s Ministry Conference
July 21-23, 2022 (Thursday – Saturday)
Luther Preparatory School, 1300 Western Avenue, Watertown, Wisconsin

Have you longed for healing in our shattered, fragmented world? Do you feel detached and torn because everyone is at odds? Why can’t we get along? The world is desperately searching for solutions, but it can’t find the answer. These longings can only be fulfilled as we dig into Scripture and learn God’s truth.

Join women from every walk of life at the WELS Women’s Ministry Conference July 21-23, 2022. As we study Ephesians we’ll learn to cultivate unity that begins with grace for me and grace for others. When we start here, we can identify barriers that get in the way, stand firm on Scripture in the face of conflict, and extend grace in our everyday relationships. As Christians we are Won to be One.


Conference Speakers

Conference Information

Thursday July 21

4:30 PM – Registration
6:30 PM – Welcome and Opening Devotion
6:45 PM – Professor Paul Wendland, “Know the Love Too Big to Know”
7:45 PM – Fellowship Time

Friday July 22

7:45 AM – Morning Devotion
8:15 AM – Pastor Ben Kratz, “United in One as One”
9:30 AM – Workshop
10:30 AM – Workshop
11:30 AM – Lunch Break with optional events

      • Networking – “Ministry Spotlight”
      • Congregational Ministries Roundtable Discussion
      • Hymn Sing

2:00 PM – Pastor Snowden Sims and Pastor Ryan Kolander, “Unity is Hard Work”
3:15 PM – Breakout Session
4:15 PM – Breakout Session
5:15 PM – Compline Service
6:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Fellowship Time

Saturday July 23

7:45 AM – Morning Devotion
8:00 AM – Professor Tingting Schwartz, “The Journey to Belong”
9:00 AM – Dawn Schulz, “Put. It. On.”
10:15 AM-  Breakout Session
11:15 AM – Closing Worship
12:30 PM – Lunch to Go

Supper on Thursday is not included in the registration costs, but Watertown and the surrounding areas have a wide variety of food options! The fellowship time on Thursday evening will include beverages and snacks.

Meals included are: Friday lunch and supper, Saturday take home box lunch. Breakfast is included only for those staying in the the dorm. All meals will be served in the cafeteria at Luther Prep with a wide variety of meals, sides and beverages. The to-go lunches on Saturday can be picked up in the cafeteria.

Special dietary requests can be noted on the registration form.

Fellowship time will be available on campus Thursday and Friday evening. We encourage you to visit, network, and make new friends! Snack and beverages will be provided.

Worship opportunities include:

  • Devotions
  • Worship
  • Communion
  • Hymn Sing

Our worship time will include music and services from the new hymnal. You can order your own copy of the new hymnal and coordinating resources at the NPH display.

A hymn sing is planned during part of the lunch break on Friday. Join us in the chapel to sing God’s praises and learn some of the new songs in our new hymnal!

Congregational Ministries Roundtable Discussion

Facilitated by the Congregational Ministries Team of WELS Women’s Ministry, Sally Valleskey and Rachel Halldorson aim to promote a discussion among women representatives of a variety of churches within our synod. We want to hear from you. What are your needs and challenges? How can we help? What resources can we provide?

An additional objective of this interactive roundtable discussion is to provide a brainstorming session based on applying God’s Word found in Ephesians. How can diverse church families celebrate our unity in Christ? How can we encourage one another to cherish this foundational bond we have while acknowledging what makes us unique? In what ways can we have each other’s backs in the ongoing battle between good and evil?

We will play off of each other’s ideas, be further informed by the many, valuable conference presentations and be inspired to create our own ministry designs to bring back to our church’s leadership.

Ministry Spotlight displays will be hosted by many ministry partners on Friday from 11:30-1:00 pm. Stop by to learn more or visit with those who are working to share the love of Christ!

Travel options: If you are flying to our conference, please email us!

Need a Ride? Shuttle from MKE to LPS

Luther Prep School is providing a shuttle to and from the Milwaukee airport. The cost is $15 one way or $30 round trip. Contact Cindy Krause at krausecl@lps.wels.net to make arrangements or get more information. Payment will be taken when you check in at the conference. CHECKS ONLY, please. Make the check payable to WELS. Write WM Conference Shuttle on the memo line.

Conference Lodging

Conference Registration


  • Early bird registration – $130.00 (begins mid-February, ends May 15)
  • Registration – $150.00 (until June 30)
  • Student registration – $100.00 (until June 30)

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by May 30, 2022, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made between June 1 and June 30 will receive a 50% refund of their registration fee. No refund available after June 30, 2022.


Interested in adding Won to be One conference apparel to your closet? Check out the options on the apparel site.

Conference Promotional Materials

Handouts from the 2019 conference are available on the resource center.