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Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization Board
Who are the women of the ELCA?
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) is a division of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our current name was devised when two of the largest Lutheran churches in America merged in 1990. Women have always been a powerful force in the church and continue to be so today. All women who are members of an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and subscribe to our purpose statement are members.
What is the Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization?
The Rocky Mountain Synodical Women's Organization (RMSWO) is a non-profit organization that represents and provides services for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America throughout a five-state region that includes: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, and the area around El Paso, Texas.
The Board of Women of the ELCA in the Rocky Mountain Synod comprises thirteen representatives who are elected at our biennial business meeting. Of these, four are Executive Board members (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and the remaining nine members are Members-at-Large. The Executive Board meets 3 to 4 times annually to review the budget, programs, and needs of women in our Synod. We also use these meetings to plan our biennial Business Convention (even-numbered years) and our biennial Fall Gathering (odd-numbered years). We provide counseling and administration for Cluster Coordinators who assist local church and special units in their respective conferences.