2016 Summer Gathering Quilt, created by the Laurentian Conference. Pieced by Melissa Gulan, and long-arm quilted by Bev Houglum. Pictured with the Quilt are NE MN SWO President Lynda Lochner, and 2016 Summer Gathering Coordinator Carolyn Tuckner

NE MN Synod





Welcome to the website of the NE Minnesota Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a regional organization within the national (churchwide) Women of the ELCA.  Our 136 members’ churches are those of the NE Minnesota Synod.  As Women of the ELCA, we are about relationships among the women of our churches, walking together in a faith journey, and working together to make a difference in the lives of those in our communities, in our region, and beyond.  As former Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson said about our organization, “Women of the ELCA is a community of faith responding to the needs of others.”  Join us at your congregational level!

Our NE MN Synod Women, in partnership with RREAL (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance) are leading the initiative to bring photovoltaics (PV) energy to Phebe Hospital in Liberia.  Click here  for an informational flyer.  Click here to watch a three minute YouTube video clip for more details.  Share this information with your congregation and support our effort.  Click here  to view RREAL’s resource page for PV for Phebe.


We celebrated our 25th anniversary year, from June 2012 to May 2013.  Click here to read the thoughts of our churchwide’s Executive Director, Linda Post Bushkofsky, on the significance of our organization.