Women With Purpose monthly luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club in Lake Hallie (Chippewa Falls) 11:45am-1pm.

  • September 27th 2017—Changing colors of our lives! —–Elaine Cooper

  • October 18th 2017— Leading with Purpose –—- Julie Court

  • November 15th 2017—-  Attitude of Gratitude  — Renee Liming

  • December 20th 2017—– Joy in Serving—-Sandi Polzin

  • January 17th 2018—- Love your Life—- Emily Eichstadt

  • February 21st 2018—- What Inspires you? —Melinda Gardner

Melinda Gjerness Gardner is the longest serving Care-Net PCC Director in the nation. She has been at the APPLE Pregnancy Care Center since it opened in 1981. She is an alumni of Hillcrest Academy, and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Melinda writes and speaks regularly on Abortion, Pregnancy Center Ministry, and teaches young people about “Love, Sex and Healthy Relationships.”

Melinda received the Perseverance Award from Care-Net in 2014. She was selected for the Eau Claire Community Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015.

Melinda is married to Daniel Gardner, mother of 2 adult daughters and grandmother to 8 year old Braeden. She is the daughter of a pastor/seminary professor and learned about ministry growing up. She is an avid watercolor artist and loves to travel, read and write.

Topic:  What Inspires You?

There’s joy and adventure in the journey. We’ll talk about finding the things that inspire us, using our gifts, and serving others.
  • March 21st 2018—- Spring Into Action!—Nancy Rothwell

  • April 18th 2018—-Showers of Blessing—Cathy Jensen

  • May 16th 2018—- No Face, Yet a Thousand Faces—CeCelia Zorn