Deaconess

Concordia Deaconess Conference celebrates 40 years

The organization was not able to observe its 40th anniversary last year due to the pandemic, so chose instead to commemorate the anniversary at this year’s conference.

National Mission board celebrates effective triennium, hears ministry updates

The board also heard a presentation on the Synod’s new national mission emphasis, ‘Making Disciples For Life.’

Call Day: Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

A total of 201 students received their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry and their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during four services held on the two seminary campuses April 29–30 and May 1.

KFUO Audio: Deaconesses, students discuss mercy trip to Peru

Deaconesses and deaconess students with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod discussed their recent mercy expedition to Peru with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates.

KFUO Audio: Deaconess Story and Formation

Deaconesses Amanda Van de Kamp and Deaconess Kristin Wassilak talked on Dec. 7 with KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates about becoming and serving as deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Deaconess resources now available in Spanish

Spanish speakers can now learn about the deaconess vocation in their own language.

KFUO Audio: Interview about deaconess programs in Nigeria, Lithuania

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.

ONM supports deaconess wellness through DOXOLOGY, Grace Place

Participants say they appreciate the DOXOLOGY for Deaconesses conference this October in Racine, Wis., and the Grace Place Wellness retreat for deaconesses last year in St. Louis.

Deaconess Conference OKs way to support diaconal work

At their annual conference, members of Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC) adopt a resolution to make offering envelopes available to support CDC’s work.

Conference OKs way to support diaconal work

At its annual conference in Winter Park, Fla., Concordia Deaconess Conference also elects new officers, including Jennifer M. Phillips of Monroeville, Ind., president.

LCMS Eurasia mission team expands by two

This month, two LCMS deaconesses were commissioned in the mission field. Deaconesses Ashley Prothro and Elizabeth Ahlman were inducted into the ranks of the Concordia Deaconess College and are set to fulfill their calls in the Eurasia mission field.

Four new staff installed in new LCMS positions

Four new Synod staff members are installed June 10 — The Rev. Steven D. Schave and Deaconesses Eleanor I. Corrow, Kimberly Schave and Sandra J. Bowers.