As We Journey Together

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ….

What a glorious week we just shared – Ash Wednesday….an open Forum for Secretariat Leadership….and our first National Ultreya!!

His ministry of Via de Cristo is alive and well and moving with His guidance during the current challenges.

We pray for patience and perseverance and recommitment to our mission.

Stay in touch with each other in every way possible…..and stay in touch with us – the National Executive Committee.  We are all committed to your walk in faith.

Watch for more announcements – more opportunities to serve – and a continued journey together.

Dance in His grace

Wendy Showalter


November 6th, 2020

Friday November 6, 2020


Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32 MSG

Sunday, October 11, is Pastor Appreciation Day


Friends in Christ
This Sunday, October 11, is Pastor Appreciation Day. Please join me in thanks to all of the clergy in our lives.  Their service to our God and commitment to His salvation of the world has blessed us all.
Wendy Showalter, NLS President


Important Attachment

My Friends in Christ

Beginning late last fall, a committee from within our VdC community has been reviewing the current NLS Bylaws.  The committee was seeking inconsistences, less-than-clear statements, missing information and actions that have not been in compliance.

The attached document was submitted to the Executive Committee and approved.  It shows both the existing Bylaw and the potential change.  These potential changes will be voted upon by the delegates during our virtual Annual Meeting this summer.

It is the responsibility of each member receiving this notification to review and provide their feedback to their secretariat’s voting delegate (s) with feedback.  This way, come the voting section of our Annual Meeting, each delegate will be informed as to how best represent their secretariat.

The Executive Committee extends our sincere thanks to the committee for their prayerful work:

Chair – G. Karl Gaston

Members – Mark Hammond, Bobbi Lind, Jim Ryan and Paul Schmidlin


If you have any questions regarding these potential changes, pleased contact G. Karl Gaston at


You can expect further communications about the Annual Meeting and elements of the Annual Gathering as the weeks go by.


Rest in His grace and peace.

Wendy Showalter, President NLS Board

Link to PDF file.