A Mormon Bikini Competitor
If you are a mormon, you will know what a Ward is. The LDS Church has quite a few active members, and in each geographic location, the church is divided into areas called "Stakes". In each Stake, you will usually find 3-5 "Wards", which you might call a congregation. Each Ward meets together each sunday at a given time, and shares the church building with 2-3 other wards. One ward we were in was super supportive, and my Bishop was very encouraging and even excited about my shows and how I did. I never felt judged.