The Women of Southern Ohio Synod are an affiliate of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA). We are a synodical women’s organization and our board plans regular events, workshops, biennial conventions, and other opportunities to bring together the women of Southern Ohio in faith and fellowship. Read more about the national WELCA organization here.

SOSWELCA Photo Charlotte 2014 Convention

In Southern Ohio, we have six conferences representing congregations in smaller clusters around the state. These include Central, Cincinnati, Dayton, Northwest, Muskingum, and Scioto conferences. Each conference board holds annual spring and fall gatherings and retreats to bring together our women to worship, fellowship, and unite in mission.


Interested in the latest news and women’s happenings around the synod? The news of the Women of the Southern Ohio Synod is communicated regularly in The Southern Breeze newsletter. Published quarterly, the newsletter is available via email, snail mail, or as a PDF. Women are encouraged to copy and disperse the Southern Breeze to the women in their church women’s group and congregation.

Spring Breeze 2021

Also be sure to “like” the Women of the Southern Ohio Synod of the ELCA facebook page for updates, event photos, and inspiration. You can find the Facebook page HERE



For conference and church women’s organization leaders, please use the following forms for any change of officer updates or offerings to the Women of the ELCA:

SOS WELCA Change of Officer Form
Regular Offerings Form           
Thankofferings Form          


Please send offerings to the SOS WELCA Treasurer:

Kathy DeLong
4178 Bayberry Ct
Fairfield Township, OH 45011

Questions regarding donations may be directed to Kathy at