Talk on Tuesday

Want to Talk?
Sometimes it helps to chat with someone about ministry work.  Maybe you’re just stuck and need some new ideas. Perhaps you can’t see past some of the barriers that steal your focus.  It might just be time for something new. We’ve all been there.

  • Talk about the strengths of your congregation and the direction being encouraged by the church council and your pastor.
  • Tackle the tough stuff as you identify problem areas and limitations with action plans and new perspectives.
  • Develop a strategy

Get to know Sally!

Sally Valleskey has had the privilege of being active in women’s ministry for many years—presenter, Bible study leader, serving on various committees. She has worked closely with others in leadership to develop women’s ministry both in her own congregation as well as being a mentor to women in congregational leadership across the country.

Sally is a member of the WELS Women’s Ministry Committee serving since 2008, first as chair of the Congregational Ministries Team and now as Ministry Mentor through the Talk on Tuesday program. She is eager to connect with women who are looking for information on how to start/revive women’s ministry in their congregation, and loves the one on one conversation and brainstorming that allows insight and sharing. She is passionate about this type of congregational assist to make sure all women are being reached and encouraged in their response to the gospel message of God’s grace!

Sally is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in art education. After teaching a number of years, she is recently retired from 25 years as administrative assistant at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, in Houston, Texas. She served from 2002-2006 on the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) board of directors. Her husband, Stephen Valleskey, is also newly retired from pastoral ministry, with world mission experience and most recently as pastor at Abiding Word, Houston for the past 33 years. Sally and her husband have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

Ministry Ideas For You!

Browse through some of these ideas to help energize your women’s group!

If you have an idea for ministry work or are willing to share what your congregation is doing, we’d love to hear from you!


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.