Deaconess 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.
Deaconesses have very special and significant roles in serving God’s people with acts of mercy. Roles vary in types of service and location — whether in a church, nursing home, mission field, etc. — but each deaconess has a unique story and love for God’s people.
Van de Kamp, who serves at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, tells her story of becoming a deaconess and the daily service she does in the church.
In the second segment, Wassilak, director of the deaconess program at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., talks about deaconess formation and the multiple routes available to become a deaconess.