The work of Women of the ELCA is carried out by the women who participate in the organization in congregations and synods across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

In the churchwide office in Chicago, nine women serve as staff, providing support and resources to you. To contact a staff member by email, please use our contact form and add the staff person’s name to the subject line. Thank you.

Congregational unit support »

Eva Yeo, director for membership, supports the more than 4,500 congregational, intercongregational, and special units of our organization and relates to congregations that currently do not have a unit of Women of the ELCA.

Eva Yeo
800-638-3522, ext. 2450

Gather magazine »

Elizabeth Hunter is the editor. She is responsible for publishing, planning, editing, and managing the magazine, and its advertising.

Cindy Novak is the managing editor. She is responsible for writing, editing, and managing the magazine’s website, social media sites and e-communications.

For questions about the magazine’s content and Bible study, contact:

Elizabeth Hunter
800-638-3522, ext. 2537
[email protected]

Cindy Novak
800-638-3522, ext. 2978

Gather Subscription Services:
PO Box 336
Congers, NY  10920-0336
844-409-0576 (toll-free)
or 845-267-3074

Subscribe to Gather

Café editor and director for intergenerational programs »

Our monthly online publication for and with young adult women is produced by Elizabeth McBride. Find it at Beth also connects with young adult women across the church, especially on college and seminary campuses, and plays a lead role in Women of the ELCA’s presence at the ELCA Youth Gathering and networking events involving young adults. She conducts monthly online dinner events (B.Y.O.D) to bring different generations together with a Cafe author.

Elizabeth McBride
800-638-3522, ext. 2745

Discipleship »

As director for discipleship, Valora Starr develops and coordinates programs, events, and conversations that involve discerning God’s call, understanding God’s gifts, and responding to God’s presence in our lives. Valora also serves as coordinator of Women of the ELCA’s global education network and administers the scholarship program, which offers annual scholarships for post-secondary education and graduate studies.

Valora Starr
800-638-3522, ext. 2741

Executive director

Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director of Women of the ELCA, is responsible for the overall management and direction of the churchwide staff and seeing that the policies and plans of the organization are met. She works closely with each staff member and communicates regularly with participants, synodical officers and boards, ecumenical partners, and other offices and expressions of the ELCA.

Linda Post Bushkofsky
800-638-3522, ext. 2740