Volunteers Run the Show—and Save the Budget—for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

More than 500 volunteers manage every aspect of the biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meeting.

Peoria, Ill., hosted its largest convention ever in June when nearly 5,000 attendees of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League's biennial convention flocked to the city, generating more than $2 million in economic impact for the area. Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., LWML is the official women's auxiliary of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod.

What would make this meeting a standout in any city is the extent to which volunteers run the show — prett

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