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The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

Welcome to the Young Women Committee Page!

Meet our Washington-Alaska Disrict's Young Woman Representatives to the 2017 LWML Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

   Grace Macduff is from Pasco. She attends Bethlehem    Lutheran Church in Kennewick, Blue Mountain Zone.    She is the oldest of eight children and was home    schooled through high school. Her church participation    includes music, altar guild, acolyting, Vacation Bible    School (VBS), and fellowship hour. Grace is a hair    stylist in Kennewick. She is excited to be serving in    LWML as a Young Woman Representative (YWR) and    hoping for a better understanding how the Lord is    working through LWML.

   Amy Young lives in Bellingham. She attends Trinity    Lutheran Church in Bellingham, Mt. Baker Zone where    her husband Andrew is the Youth and Family Minister.    They have two boys ages two and four. She has a    background in human resources and law and is    currently enjoying being a stay at home parent. Her    church participation includes the Board of Education,    VBS, Sunday school, Christmas program, and teaching.    Amy is grateful to serve as a YWR and to learn and    grow in the work of LWML.

If you would like to learn more about the Young Women Program at the district level, contact Marilee Ryan, Young Women Committee Chairman at

About the Committee

The Young Women Committee was established to help encourage and organize the young women to be active members of LWML. The committee is responsible for the Young Women program in the Washington-Alaska District and establishes and reviews guidelines and forms for young women to attend the national LWML convention every two years.

 Young Woman Representative (YWR) Program

District YWRs are selected at the society or zone level to participate in the LWML Washington-Alaska District Convention.  District YWRs participate in special programming geared towards young women, and also learn more about LWML at the district level.  The next district convention will be held in Spokane, Washington, in June 2018.


 Young Woman Representatives at LWML Conventions

Two young women are selected by the Young Women Committee to attend the national LWML convention as representatives of our district. The next national convention will be held in Mobile, Alabama, in June 2019. These young women (known as National YWRs) attend the convention alongside their District President, as well as participate in a special program geared toward young women provided by the LWML Committee on Young Women. As National YWRs, they will be asked to share about their experience at the national convention at the society, zone or district level. National YWRs will also participate at the district level by serving on a committee for at least two years after attending the LWML convention.


2011 YWRs at the LWML Convention in Peoria, Illinois


Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)


More Information

Additional information from the  LWML Committee on Young Women can be found here.



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