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Introducing your 2022-2023 Presidential Candidate

By Illeana, Miller, Chairman of the Board

Jenise Teske of the St. Joseph Women of Today is pleased to announce her candidacy for the office of State President of the Minnesota Women of Today.

Jenise has been an active member of the Minnesota Women of Today for the last eight years. In that time, she has taken on leadership roles on the local, district and state level. She has held numerous chapter positions including chapter president twice. Active in district activities, the Statewide Committees, MNWT Finance, and the MNWT Foundation Jenise has the knowledge base to support all area’s of Minnesota Women of Today. An exceptional member of Women of Today and a supporter of local programming, Jenise received the Programming Award of Excellence in 2017-2018 as Community Connections State Program Manager and in 2018-2019 as Priority Area State Program Manager for Wishes & More. In 2021-2022 she received the Presidential Award of Excellence for her work in Membership, where she led her membership team and the MNWT chapters in record recruitment and retention achievements. As a three-time recipient of the USWT Outstanding State Office Award in 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 her commitment and dedication to Women of Today shines through in all she does. In September 2020, Jenise was recognized as a MNWT Key Women.

Joining as a simple way to connect with other women to volunteer in the community, led her to so much more. Not only did she gain friendships in her chapter and around the state, but also confidence also to try things out of her comfort zone, as well as the courage to get up in front of a crowd and lead a meeting. With the support of other she gained the knowledge and confidence to lead and inspire others. Jenise’s belief statement about this organization states “I believe wholeheartedly in this organization, in what it embodies through its creed, through its officers, through its members. There have been so many wonderful role models to guide me and mentor me to be who I am today. I am so grateful to those who have befriended me, who have encouraged and supported me in my journey in Minnesota Women of Today.”

Jenise’s diverse background not only in membership and programming, but also in key areas of state leadership gives her the unique and much needed experience and background to lead this organization to a prosperous future.

Presidential Candidate Jenise Teske


Giving a Piece
of Your Heart

Click here for Jenise's Presidential Candidate presentation.

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of your life is to give it away." ~Pablo Picasso

Prospective Staff

As a candidate for State President, I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you our staff.

Administrative Vice President Michelle McGowan, Byron

Making the Pieces Fit

Membership Vice President Shellie Matthes, White Bear Lake

Membership starts with ME

Chapter Management Vice President Linda Nindorf, Duluth

Strengthening Our Chapters

Programming Vice President Shirley Viesselman, Hutchinson

Putting the Pieces Together

Marketing Vice President OPEN

If you are interesting in the Marketing Position please reach out to the Chainman of the Board.

Financial Vice President Cindy Golbuff, Glenville

Be Vested in MNWT

Secretary Joann Miller, Byron

Making your Time Count

Extensions Director Glorie Balfanz, Monticello

Wherever you go, Go with all your Heart

Parliamentarian JoJo Larson, Aitkin

Checking in with BOB

Presidential Assistant Lisa Hahn, Sauk Rapids

Together, We Can Accomplish Anything

Chapter Support Letter

Greetings to the Minnesota Women of Today Chapters, Districts, & Executive Council:

The St. Joseph Chapter is proud to announce Jenise Teske as a candidate for Minnesota Women of Today State President 2022-2023.

St. Joseph is proud of the work that Jenise has done with our chapter, her previous chapter, at the District and on the State level. At the Chapter level, she served as President, Programming Vice President, Membership Vice President and several Local Program Manager positions. She has been a valuable resource to her current chapter in helping them graduate from a two and under chapter to an independent chapter exhibiting all the five healthy traits.

Jenise has received many awards since she joined Women of Today. She received a MNWT Programming Award of Excellence in 2017-2018 when Community Connections State Program Manager and in 2018-2019 when Priority Area State Program Manager for Wishes & More, showing that she is an exceptional member of Women of Today. She received a top recruiter award when helping Rogers-Otsego-Dayton Women of Today in 2019. Jenise was recognized as an Outstanding State Officer in 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020. In addition, she was recognized as a Key Woman in September, 2020. Jenise has a passion for Women of Today and for helping all chapters succeed as members and women in the State of Minnesota. She will be a strong President by bringing confidence and positive energy to the organization, and finding solutions across the state for helping all chapters grow, flourish and succeed.

St. Joseph Women of Today will assist Jenise in every way possible to help make her presidency successful. The Minnesota Women of Today will be well represented with Jenise Teske as their President for 2022-20223.

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