Barbara Wade

Hello & Welcome! I am your PSW District Vice-President Christian Life for 2020-2024. Barbara WadeMany devotional materials are available on the national LWML website, www.lwml.org. If you find devotions elsewhere, please feel free to contact me and I will have them evaluated to make sure they are appropriate. Do you write devotions? If so, please send them to me and we will check them over and distribute them in the District


Do you have ideas for retreats? I would love to hear any ideas. Do you know of anyone who would be available (in the District) to speak at Celebrations, etc? Please have them contact me and I will put a list together to share. The next District Retreat is February 19-21, 2021 at the Hampton Inn Tropicana in Las Vegas. The theme is "Here Am I, Send Me!" Save the date and plan to join us. Registration is open. The 39th Biennial National Convention is June 24-27, 2021 in Lexington,

KY. The theme is "Running the Race.. Looking to Jesus"


Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I will do my best to find you answers.

Your Sister in Christ,



Susan Thomas - VP Communications

Welcome to the new LWML Pacific Southwest District web site.  I hope you find this web site easy to navigate and that you find the most relevant information here.  You can also check out the National website at lwml.org.  I am also responsible for the quarterly newsletter the WOW or Women of the Word and our Facebook page.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.  Susan Thomas, VP Communications, (480) 621-9251 or lwmlpacificsouthwest@gmail.com.


Barb Virus - Financial Secretary

Please email all mite and Quarterly monies to:

Barb Virus, Financial Secretary

542 E. Lomita Ave

Orange, CA 92867-6848



JoAnne Sloan - VP Organizational Resources

Welcome to Organizational Resources - Leadership and Structure Leadership: Fall Celebrations. As you prepare for larger gatherings again, be aware of the health guidelines for your area. Sponsor some activities that do not include an LWML meeting. Then encourage all women in your congregations to participate in these activities. Be sure to plan meetings and projects that can be enjoyed by women of all ages. Use district (psdlwml.org) and national (lwml.org) resources via the websites to enhance and complete your plans. Leadership Tip! Stay connected!. Begin your day by staying connected to God through prayer and studying His Word. Stay in touch with others -a call, a note, an email/text message. Keep your pastor up-to-date about LWML activities.

Join other LWML women in our monthly "Connections'' event via Zoom. Check the website for date and time.

You can also sign up to receive email news as well the invitation to the "Connections" on the website.

Structure: The PSDLWML Bylaw amendments will be voted on at the district convention in June 2022.

Zone bylaws should be reviewed regularly to keep them up to date with the district bylaws and to be sure that the zone is operating according to their bylaws. Questions and proposed amendments should be sent to the District VP of Organizational Resources, JoAnne Sloan. Need ideas? Check out the District LWML website (psdlwml.org) or the National LWML website (wml.org) for tips and suggestions for programs and activities. The district website has a zone tab; you might get some ideas there.The purpose of the Organizational Resources Department is primarily twofold: Structure Committee to review the district bylaws and recommend changes, if necessary, and Leadership Committee to support and encourage present and future leaders.

JoAnne Sloan, VP Organizational Resources



The purpose of Special Focus Ministries is to equip and encourage women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to be Jesus’ hands and feet in our communities.  Your main groups are the Young Women's Representative (YWR) and Heart to Heart Sisters - of all Nations.


Young Women's Representatives

The Young Women Committee is focused on support, encouragement, activities and events for young women involved in LWML, Lutheran Women in Mission.


The District is currently looking for two young women, between the ages of 22-35, to serve as the PSD Young Woman Representatives (YWR) at the LVWML National Convention in Milwaukee, WI, June 22-25, 2023, at district expense.  

Encourage women members of your congregation to call or text our District YWRs Elizabeth Cross 702-994-2367, Eden Griffith 775-253-9110 and Michlle Fritz 480-323-9684. They are eager to talk to anyone interested in applying or just want more information.


When you know someone is interested please ask her to complete an Application and send it to Christine Mahler by November 15, 2022, for consideration. Email completed application to cemahler@hotmail.com, or mail to: Christine Mahler, 5134 W. Olney Ave., Laveen AZ 85339

Please see the Forms and Resources Tab for the Application form.


Heart to Heart - Sisters of all Nations

Heart to Heart - Sisters of All Nations is an LWML program to encourage and support multicultural women's involvement in LWML, Lutheran Women in Mission.  Our Heart to Heart - Sisters of All Nations District Leader Angelina Jauregui and be reached at (213) 610-9070 or email to angelina1944@sbcglobal.net.  For more information about opportunities at the 2023 LWML Convention in Milwaukee, WI, June 22-25, 2023, please contact Chris Mahler, District Vice President of Special Focus Ministries at (602) 489-1018 or cemahler@hotmail.com