Women's Groups

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit; we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, society and the world. 

Through WELCA membership, the women of Gloria Dei articulate and act upon their faith, value themselves and others by building up and celebrating relations, and participate in learning experiences to promote strength for each woman as a whole person.  We prepare and send Lutheran World Relief health kits, school kits, Christmas Cheer Baskets, Greeting Cards and other community activities. Through Church Women United, Cluster 7 Meetings and funeral receptions we fulfill mission community.  Retreats, Bible study, and women’s Sunday help us grow in mission.

All women at Gloria Dei are welcome to join. Please visit one of our four Circle groups for fellowship, friendship, Bible study, service, and more! The three Circles meet monthly and are named after women missionaries:

  • Maya Winther (3rd Tuesday at 7 p.m.); contact Linda Cooper-Brown
  • Elaine Wagner (3rd Wednesday at 9 a.m.); contact Mary Maxwell
  • Rosella Kameo (3rd Wednesday at 1 p.m.); contact Vilda Sutherlin

Meeting locations vary but are published in Rejoice newsletter, as well as the Sunday bulletin. For information about a specific circle, please e-mail the church office or call (319) 338-2893.

President:  Connie Wilken
Vice-President:  Barbara Aanonson
Secretary:  Doris Houser
Treasurer: Linda Duncan
Church Women United Representative:  Laney Wingate
Cluster 7 Board Member:  Linda Duncan
Funeral Reception Committee Co-chairs:  Roma Panther, Jan Segreti, Vilda Sutherlin

For more information, visit:

How to Find Us

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245