Lutherans In Fellowship & Evangelism

“Acknowledging that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Divine Head of the Church, and desiring in our day to follow and serve Him, we dedicate ourselves to the furtherance of His Kingdom, by a stewardship of life and service, to the glory of the Triune God.

Statement of Faith and Purpose, 1987

Lord Jesus - Our Hope, Our Future

“Fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart;
For consider what great things He has done for you.”
1 Samuel 12:24

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less


All confirmed women of The American Association of Lutheran Churches are members of The AALC Women of L.I.F.E. It is recognized that some women will serve in areas of Christian service other than the Women’s Commission and congregation circles. Women who serve in the congregation in such areas as: Choir, Sunday School, Altar Guild, Cradle Roll etc. are still a part of The AALC Women of L.I.F.E.

It is recognized that some women, because of small children, handicapped, aged or infirmed members of the family may not be able to take responsibilities in other Christian service, at least for awhile. ALL women of the congregation beyond confirmation age; however, ARE the concern of The AALC Women of L.I.F.E. and should be considered in planning.


Co-Chair: Katherine Hofinga
Secretary: Debbie Friedrichsen
Treasurer: Donnette Taylor
Materials Resource Coordinator: Laurie O'Brien
Mission Outreach Chairman: Lea Eldred
Pastoral Advisor: Rev. Neil Cadle

Commission for Women Regional Representatives

Region 1 (Eastern): TBD
Region 2 (Greater Heartland): Traci McNally
Region 3 (West Great Lakes): TBD
Region 4 (North Plains): Donnette Taylor
Region 5 (Western): Karen Holst


Bible Study

We have chosen NOT to be a separate entity unto ourselves. Therefore, we are governed by the constitution of The AALC and have at least one clergy representative on our Commission to safeguard the theological correctness of our Bible studies. We never want to state unknowingly anything that would be contrary to our belief that the BIBLE is truly the divinely inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God.

Each year Women of L.I.F.E. leadership or AALC Pastors have written Bible studies using a 12-month format. Some groups study together monthly, others meet weekly with the same study at their pace. 

Current and some past studies, along with leader guides, are available. Click on the links below to download information and order forms.

2024 Bible Study

The Armor of God: Suiting Up and Standing Firm

Laurie O’Brien, member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Elk Grove CA, has completed the 2024 WOL Bible Study. The title of the study is The Armor of God: Suiting up and Standing Firm based on Ephesians 6:10-18.


“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,


Orders are now being taken. Click on the link below to download the order form.


2024 Bible Study Order Form

Women of LIFE Resource Bank Catalog

Send Clearance Order Forms to: 

Bonnie Ohlrich
9652 County Road U
Liberty Center OH 43532

 Subject to availability while supplies last. 


Our second focus is to be a mission-minded organization dedicating our talents and resources to both local and foreign mission endeavors to zealously proclaim the GOOD NEWS about Jesus Christ, urging men and women to repent of their sins and to put their trust in Jesus as their only Savior and to make Him Lord of their life.

The Women of L.I.F.E. support the following ministries:

Friends of Madagascar Mission - Steve Lellelid

Lutherans For Life

The Sending Place

American Lutheran Theological Seminary

The AALC - Evangelism

The AALC - Youth

Wittenberg Door Campus Ministry

Joy 4 Ukraine - Rev. Scott Yount

God's Hidden Treasures

WOL Scholarship


Donations for Women of L.I.F.E. Mission Projects can be sent to:

Donnette Taylor, WOL Treasurer
1813 16th CT W
Williston ND 58801

Please make CHECKS PAYABLE to: Women of L.I.F.E.