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Barbara Wade

Hello & Welcome!

I am your PSD District Vice-President Christian Life for 2020-2024.

Many devotional materials are available on the national website.

If you find devotions elsewhere, please feel free to contact me and I will have them evaluated by one of our Counselors to make sure they are appropriate. 

Do you write devotions?  If so, please send them to me and I will have a Counselor check them over and we will share them in the district.

Do you have ideas for retreats?  I would love to hear any ideas.

Do you know of anyone who is available (in the Distrist) to speak at Celebrations, etc?  Please have them contact me and I will add them to the District Speaker List.

The next District Retreat is February 35, 2023 in Ontarion, CA with Deb Burma as the speaker.  Registration forms are on this site.

The 40th Biennial National Convention is June 22-25, 2023 in Milwaukee. WI.  The them is "Celebrate the Lord of the Nations".

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

Your Sister in Christ,

Barbara Wade


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  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


Barb Virus - Financial Secretary

Please email all mite and Quarterly monies to:

Barb Virus, Financial Secretary

542 E. Lomita Ave

Orange, CA 92867-6848


Barb Virus

JoAnne Sloan - VP Organizational Resources

The purpose of the Organizational Resources Department is twofold.  The

Leadership Committee supports and encourages present and future leaders.

The Structure Committee reviews zone and district bylaws.

Leadership Tips

               Look around for ways to involve other women; invite and interact.

               Encourage others with words and notes of God's great love for them.

               Adapt and embrace change.  Look for the positive in all situations.

               Dare to try something new!

The national LWML website ( has many resources for programs,

devotions, Bible studies, projects, and so much more.

Structure Tips

     Bylaws help an organization work in an orderly manner that promotes their mission statement. 

Take time to review your local and zone bylaws.  Is it time to make some changes?

JoAnne Sloan

VP Organizational Resources

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Pacific Southwest District



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.


Encourage women members of your congregation to call or text a District YWR leader for more information: Onja Davidson Raoelison  (424) 402-2688,, or Sydney Teitell by email at


They are eager to communicate with anyone interested in attending the 2024 District Convention June 7-9 in Rosemead, CA, answer your questions, and share information about fellowship opportunities during the convention.


For information about applying to attend the 2025 LWML Convention in Omaha NE, as a district Young Woman Representative, please contact Chris Mahler, Vice President for Special Focus Ministries, (602) 489-1018,


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 is Maria Espinoza. Maria can be reached at 

(626) 862-1065, or by email at


For information about fellowship opportunities at the 2024 District LWML Convention in Rosemead CA June 7-9, please contact Maria

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