My Mission Field

   "For a long time now--to this very day--you have not deserted your brothers but have carried out the mission the LORD your God gave you. " Joshua 22


The Grand Canyon Circuit underwent an historic change in 2012 when it split into two smaller circuits. This website offers current information on both circuits plus important links.


Map of both Grand Canyon Circuits

Change of Reporter Form


Circuit Boards

Find contact information on this page

for both the Grand Canyon East and West Circuit Boards.


Befriend A Mission Program 

provides an opportunity to keep in touch with assigned missionaries/missions daily, year-round and to regularly remember them in our prayers. Our letters, cards and occasional packages are voluntary extras. The missionaries tell how much they need our prayers and truly appreciate them.





 1450 registered attendees, along with a couple hundred guests joining together in worship on a Thursday evening in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Thousands of believers lifting their voices as 61 mission flags were carried in to begin the 55th Annual LWMS Convention. Tears of joy, humble hearts, and amazing stories of God's endless love and grace. Click the link for more tidbits from Convention.


FOR MORE QUICK FACKS CLICK HERE: 2018 Convention Quick-Facts  





                                Grace, Safford, Arizona,

                                     Grand Canyon -East Circuit  

     Married to Ella       

Served as missionary 'on the Apache reservation for 12 years.

Served as Arizona/California District Nominating Committee; speaker in Milwaukee, southern Michigan, and in Martinez, Georgia, about mission work on the Apache reservation

President of local Rotary Club; docent/tour guide for the Mt. Graham International Observatories (MGIO) in Safford; president of the local Desert Skygazers, local astronomy club

GCCEast 2020 Spring Rally

Shepherd of the Hills Tucson on 3/28/20


"God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation ... announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all." Acts 10-34-36


Pastor Eric Hartzell – Ruth: The Lutheran Woman's Missionary Example
Sheila Frey – Mission Journeys in Russia


Mission Money recommendation: 

Project #WM-2018-01: Mission Journeys 

The newest missions initiative, provides an opportunity for all WELS members to walk together in the Great Commission.

Freewill Offering recommendation

BAM Home Mission – Saviour of the Nations, Vancouver, Canada



Registration Info

Registration opens Feb 15 (when posters/flyers go out) 

Deadline: March 14th. Rally registration:$10

On Line options:  $10 registration as well as donate to Mission Money and option to give to SOS due with registration



Rally Day Registration begins: 8:00am.

Rally begins 9am and ends with lunch at 1:00pm.



Joint circuit Fall Retreat

Camp Shadow Pines, Heber, AZ:  October 23-25, 2020


2019 Fall Rally was

Saturday, October 5

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Globe AZ


"The Lord is the stronghold of my life!"

Freewill Offering: Czech VBS
Mission Offering: WM#2018-19 ACTS (Apache Christian Training School)
Speakers were: Jenni Peterson -

“We Have a Job to Do” – Czech VBS
Pastor Eric Hartzell - “The Christian Life is Hands On”


Grand Canyon LWMS East Executive Board

President Laura Krause, Church of the Open Bible, Whiteriver, AZ

Vice President: Margy Hartzell, Immanual, Springerville, AZ

Secretary:    Denise Rhoads, Shepherd of the Hills, Tucson, AZ

Treasurer:    Linda Hulten, Grace Vail, Tucson, AZ

Spiritual Growth Laywoman: Marie Lingham, Shepherd of the Hills, Tucson, AZ

Spiritual Growth Laywoman: Brenda Lee, Church of the Open Bible, Whiteriver, AZ

Spiritual Advisor:  Eric Hartzell, Globe, AZ

Spiritual Advisor:  David Parsons, Holy Cross, Tucson, AZ



Grand Canyon LWMS West Executive Board 

President: Marie Huxtable, Cross of Christ, Kingman

Vice President: Merilyn Volkman, Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ

Secretary: Linda Pantier,Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, AZ 

Treasurer: Carol Jacques, Cross Walk, Phoenix, AZ

Spiritual Growth Laywoman: Ann Bradford, 

Cross Walk, Phoenix, AZ

Spiritual Growth LaywomanLinda Pierce,

Cross Walk, Phoenix, AZ

Spiritual Growth Pastor: Ben Foxen, Cross of Glory, Peoria, AZ

Spiritual Growth Pastor: Lyle Sonntag, Crosswalk, Phoenix, AZ


GCCWest 2020 Spring Rally

will be at Cross of Glory at Peoria, AZ on 4/18/2

Flyer and Details coming soon!


Use Paypal link below to register & donate to Mission Money!



Joint circuit Fall Retreat

Camp Shadow Pines, Heber, AZ:  October 23-25, 2020


2019 Fall Rally was

Saturday, October 12

Grace Lutheran Church

Glendale, AZ


Joint circuit Fall Retreat

Camp Shadow Pines, Heber, AZ:  October 23-25, 2020


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