Committee on Young Women

The 2019 Lutheran Women in Mission National Convention was amazing as so many came together “In Praise to the Lord.” His presence was felt in Bible Studies, working through us at service events, moving us as new leaders were voted in and mission grants were chosen to be funded. So much praise was given as speakers shared with us how our mites made their work through the Holy Spirit fruitful.

The ladies of MN South District sent 2 Young Women Representatives (YWRs) to the National Convention to help praise the Lord and see what he has done through our support of each other and the mission grants. Melissa Adelsen and Molly Loder were amazed to worship with 3,000 Lutherans, including 60 pastors.  Melissa served Gifts from the Heart by putting together hygiene and baby care packages. Molly served Gifts from the Heart by writing encouraging notes and sorting donations. As YWRs, they got to participate in processionals, attend daily YWR activities, and hang out with other YWRs. They got to sit with our MN South District President Deb Vinkimeier as guests of a VIP. Melissa said it was, “such a God filled, richly fulfilling and amazing time.”

I feel so blessed and privileged to have been able to attend the LWML National Convention and none of this would have been possible without the support of my fellow LWML Minnesota South District sisters. Thank you for all of your support. Please let your zone or district president know if you would like me to speak about this wonderful experience in your zone. Thank you again! May God richly bless each of you!

Melissa Adelsen, YWR
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Glencoe, MN

To all of my sisters in Christ in the MN South district whose equalization fees helped make this inspiring and impactful experience possible: THANK YOU! Please contact any of your zone or district officers if you’d like me to come and speak to your group; they can put us in touch. God bless you!

Molly Loder, YWR
St. James Lutheran
Howard Lake, MN

If you are interested in having Melissa or Molly visit or speak for 5 minutes or 50, Amy and Adrienne can also connect you to our YWRs. E-mail us at, or use the contact link below.

We will continue to be “In Praise to the Lord” at our upcoming MN South District Convention in Wilmar, MN, on June 18-20, 2020. Please start considering, praying, and encouraging young women in your congregation to be Lutheran Women in Mission Young Women Representatives from your Zone at the District Convention. Amy and Adrienne look forward to hosting the Zone YWRs at the District Convention. Feel free to print the application and hand it out to young women in your congregation. You may, also, find it in the MN South District WOM: Winter edition.

We know there are young women in the MN South District who have the desire to tell others of Jesus Christ.  We know they are looking for an opportunity to meet other women to share ideas, collaborate, support and be supported. Our goal is to help engage these young women in the Lutheran Women in Mission’s activities at all levels, serving God and growing in grace and strength.

MN South District’s Committtee on Young Women Co-Chairs
Adrienne Zhang and Amy Khamphanh with Counselor Rev. Green

Questions?  Contact Adrienne and Amy here.