Convention Speakers


Keynote Speaker - Sara Larson


Sara Larson was elected to the executive board of the Women of the ELCA in July of 2017. Sara serves as the chair of the budget and finance committee.

Previously, Sara served as a board member for Southwestern Minnesota Synodical Women’s Organization (3F). She has been actively involved in the ELCA on the community, regional and national level sharing the mission of the Women of the ELCA for the past 15 years. 

Sara loves to meet new people and share God’s message. She has traveled to South Africa, Central America, Spain, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, and many North American destinations and most recently, Europe. 

Sara is a member of First Lutheran Church in Marshall, MN, where she is a part-time Lay Minister. She is working on obtaining her Master of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA, as part of the Collaborative Learning Program.

Sara previously worked as a guardian ad litem in the court system, for 20 years, advocating for abused and neglected children.

She lives in rural Balaton, Minnesota, with her dog. She loves to garden and being physically active. Sara coached and lead youth activities for many years and recently became a licensed Minnesota State High School League basketball official. She is a positive role model and an encouraging spirit for men, women, and youth.