Skip to main content

Young Women

YWR Applications are Due November 30th, 2020.
Applications should be sent to: YWR Chairman, Jill Blanski by November 30. Mailing address: 10144 E Northshire Rd, Claremore, OK 74017 or email:

Click here for the >> 2020 YWR Application

What is a YWR?

OK LWML District YWR event

She is a young woman 18-35 years of age, a member of LCMS, and has not attended a National Convention as a YWR.

Young Women in Mission Logo

She has enthusiasm for the organization and a commitment to encourage other young women of the LWML.

She has the willingness to commit to the position for two years and is willing to travel to conventions and Board of Director meetings.

She will actively seek to be involved in all aspects of LWML.


Young Women in Mission

All interested parties may contact the current LWRs or visit the National Young Women's Committee web page for more information.  

LWML Convention in Albuquerque
YWR Convention Girls

Susan and Jennifer at Convention 2017

“It was a blessing and truly encouraging to see my sisters choose to step out in faith to fund an extra mission grant.” Susan Pacey, YWR, Ponca City Zone

“Favorite quote: ‘Jesus loves people to death and saves them! ‘- Pastor Anderson, Rocky Mountain District President.” Jennifer Karner, YWR, Oklahoma City Zone

When's the next LWML Convention?

The 2021 39th Biennial LWML Convention will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on June 24-27, 2021. If you are interested in becoming the next OK LWML Young Women Representative at the 2023 LWML Convention, contact Shari Stepanek (405) 388-5668

Be the Hero, Be the Answer, Be the Match!Be the match logo

Donation of your body tissues is a great way to practice Christian stewardship and to help others in need. There is a need for bone marrow donators across the country and we can help! To help, go to and answer a few simple questions. You will be sent a kit to swab your cheek and return it to be analyzed. Testing is free for women 44 years of age and younger, but don't worry if you are over the age limit, you can help too!

2009 YWRsGet your whole congregation involved by sponsoring a blood drive through the Oklahoma Blood Institute, and inform people about the program at the blood drive. You can even have laptops available to help people sign up.

Join the YWRS in this great stewardship opportunity and spread God's love to your community and the world. The likelihood of being a match is small, but it is still important to register because you never know who you could help. Two of our very own district board members have been on the registry for over 10 years and have never been contacted, but are ready to help when the time comes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tish Mindemann (



4th Annual Cookies for Courage

Cookies for Courage

We get together for fellowship AND do something worthwhile for some special community servants. On Saturday, November 17, 2018, we met at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1032 NW 12th Street, Moore, OK, for our 4th Annual Cookies for Courage and Bible study.  Each participant brought a dozen cookies to be decorated and handed out to firefighters and policemen.





What is LWML all about?

According to our Mission Statement and Primary Focus, it is about relationships: ourSun and Scripture relationship with Jesus Christ and our relationships with other women. On August 4th, our Young Women were given an opportunity to develop a closer relationship with each other and with Jesus Christ at the Sun & Scripture Pool Party. Thank you so much to Pastor Bersche and his wife, Wendy, who opened their beautiful backyard to us! You two were so gracious to prepare your home for us! However, God has a way of changing our plans to something we never could have imagined. The two attendees (Shari Stepanek & Jennifer Karner, pictured right) changed the venue (with the blessing of Pastor Bersche and Wendy) to “Pub W”, a restaurant in Moore. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and shared a meaningful Bible Study on Ephesians 3:20. Our study also included Genesis 41, which tells about Joseph and Pharaoh. Other verses we discussed were Isaiah 42:3 and Psalm 27:14. “God wants to give us more than we ask for, not just fulfill our weak prayers.” (Martin Luther) God blessed Jennifer and Shari with a special day together. The next time you see a Young Women’s Event posted, please consider grabbing a new gal, a younger gal, or your best friend, and bring them with you to the event. You will be blessed.      ~Submitted by your Sister in Christ, Shari Stepanek 

YWR Contact

YWR Logo

Contact Us!
YWR Chairman

Shari Stepanek (405) 388-5668

Current Young Women Representatives

Susan Pacey, Ponca City
 Jennifer Karner, Oklahoma City


Check out this YWR video!


Connect with YWR on Facebook!