After losing her husband Mike in 2011 after a lengthy battle with Melanoma, Chapter Leader Lyn Kienholz was searching for like-minded women to whom she could relate; that were also looking for ways to honor their past but live and thrive in the present. She found Carolyn, MWC and the rest is history!

“Modern,” for us, means, “Living for today while honoring yesterday.” We currently have widows who range from ages 26 through 65+ and every person’s voice is precious and valuable. It’s a space to laugh, cry, contemplate, dream, and empower leaving all judgments at the door. Come as you are and leave when you need to–it’s that casual.

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  Meet our Leaders

Leader:  Lyn Kienholz

Lyn was widowed at the age of 33 when her husband Mike died after a lengthy battle with Melanoma. She started the Modern Widows Club Minneapolis West Chapter in December 2013. Lyn is a public speaker sharing her widowhood journey, Modern Widows Club and how others can support widows within their community. Lyn works for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group in Minneapolis. She remarried in June 2013; she and her husband Jeff share a life in Waconia, MN (a Minneapolis suburb) with their blended family of 6 children ranging from 9-15. Lyn enjoys spending time on the lake, vacationing with friends, reading, and finding a great deal of cute shoes.

Chapter Co-Leader – Jennifer Bichanich

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