WELS Nurses Association
The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Nurses Association (WELSNA)
aims to educate and support nurses, encouraging them to serve others with Christ-centered care. It is affiliated with the Commission on Special Ministries of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS.) At this time our pastoral advisor is Reverend James Behringer.
Any active WELS or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) member in the nursing profession may become a member of the WELS Nurses Association. The nursing profession is defined as RN or LPN. Student Nurses are also welcome to become members. At this time there are no membership dues. A nurse simply completes the online membership form found on this website.
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SAVE THE DATE!! The 2019 WELSNA Spring Conference will take place on April 26th and 27th in the Milwaukee or Madison area or someplace between those two cities. The exact location is to be determined.
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Introducing CAP (Congregational Assistant Program)
This is a program through Martin Luther College that prepares men and women for service in their local congregation. For more information go to mlc-wels.edu/cap
WELS Christian Aid and Relief is seeking volunteers-WELS Christian Aid and Relief is encouraging nurses interested in volunteering to help with the relief work in Puerto Rico to sign up as a volunteer on the WELS Christian Aid and Relief website at wels.net/relief The tentative schedule will begin in October and will continue until the building and restoration of the projects are complete. As information about the work becomes available the information will be shared with those who have filled out a volunteer application. Any travel to Puerto Rico will require a current passport. Questions may be directed to Pastor Richard Warnecke @ firstname.lastname@example.org
The WELSNA Guidelines were updated in 2017.
The Guidelines include purpose, membership, officer roles, elections, meetings, and committees.
The 2018 Spring Conference and Meeting is now behind us
The PowerPoint slides from the presentations will be posted when they become available under "Past Conferences". Two major things happened at the annual meeting.
- First, a motion was approved to suspend for one year Article IV Section 2E of the Guidelines (Any officer having served two (2) consecutive terms shall not be nominated to any office for a period of four (4) years.) This will be readdressed at the next annual meeting. This motion allowed officers completing two consecutive terms to run for office in 2018.
- Second, four individuals were elected to office. Anne Mackey - Coordinator (Madison, WI), Mariam Henning - Coordinator-elect (New Ulm, MN), Catharine Soule - Secretary (Belview, MN), and Allison Nass - Communications Coordinator (Sioux Falls, SD).
The August 2018 Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM) Update has been posted! Beth Evans (Nurse in Charge) shares information on the impact of dryer weather on the clinic.
Click on the "CAMM Monthly Update" on the sidebar to read more.
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“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms ".
1 Peter 4:10