Lady of the Year 2017

Beth Welke


Lady of the Year 2017

The Lady of the Year for 2017 is Beth Welke.  Beth is an integral part of our auxiliary, church and community. Her gift of time and dedication is endless.  The gift of time is a precious gift and when you give of yourself with your time, you are giving part of your life that you will never get back.

Her community service includes her lifelong career in nursing. As a dedicated nurse, she cares for patients using her skills in making a difference in their time of health needs. Using her nursing skills, Beth also cares daily for her father and at times her mother.  Each Christmas, Beth organizes our donations of pajamas for the homeless women and children in the Women’s Crisis Center.  She supports the Township Food Pantry and the Christmas Gift Tree in the narthex of our church.

Beth has been a member of St. John’s Church for many years.  She serves in many different roles in our parish. Beth has been involved for over 16 years in the Spred Ministry. Spred stands for Special Religious Education. During their classes, she assists persons with developmental disabilities to become integrated into parish life of worship gaining an awareness of themselves as an integral part of the parish community. These individuals gain an understanding of God’s message of Love and Life. Beth is a Eucharistic Minister. She also serves at many of the Church functions our ladies have been requested to do.

As a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Beth composes and sends out our newsletter each month.  She has done the newsletter for years without ever missing a month.  Her dedication is also evident in her unending efforts and time in putting together our Auxiliary Scrapbook.  Through Beth’s efforts, our auxiliary has taken some of the top awards at the Knights Convention each year in the Scrapbook category. Beth has also served as Secretary on our Auxiliary Board.

Each of our members makes our Auxiliary an organization to be extremely proud to be part of.  We have been referred to as “Angels” in the work we do for our church and community.  Beth, you are truly an angel in our church, community and to all of us.  Congratulations!


~ Joni Lorkowski, President