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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. 

2016-2018 RMSWO Board  Members

President, Anna Thompson
5015 W. Villa Circle
Cheyenne, WY 82009
St. Paul's Lutheran, Cheyenne




Vice President, Sharon Hamilton
7401 San Pedro NE #93
Albuquerque, NM 87109
St. Paul Lutheran, Albuquerque





Secretary, Tammi Clawson
318 N. Foote Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Grace Lutheran, Colorado Springs





Treasurer, Jan Young
1567 Eastwood Drive
Price, UT 84501
Ascension St. Matthew's, Price





Board Member, Debra Haar
6555 Weeping Willow Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80925
Prince of Peace, Colorado Springs





Board Member, Lila Moore
305 Platte St.
Sterling, CO 80751
Peace Lutheran, Sterling





Board Member, Julie Elmquist
2152 27th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80634
Immanuel Lutheran, Greeley





Board Member, Rhonda Bentz
5 Highway 474
Algodones, NM 87001
All Saints Lutheran, Albuquerque





Board Member, Vacant (5)
If you are interested in serving, please contact Vice President, Sharon Hamilton. Your time, talents, and skills are something that would be valued and well-used on the RMSWO Board. 

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