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.
Deaconesses and deaconess students with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod discussed their recent mercy expedition to Peru with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates.
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.
Aside from God the Father Himself, every parent is a bad parent, but not for the reasons you may think.
In families, we see how precious it is not only to serve, but also to be served.
KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.
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.
Sandra Rhein uses her gifts as both a deaconess and church musician in a unique way: She works with Lutheran church bodies in places like Kenya and Ethiopia to create Christ-centered hymnals in the local language.
At their annual conference, members of Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC) adopt a resolution to make offering envelopes available to support CDC’s work.
At its annual conference in Winter Park, Fla., Concordia Deaconess Conference also elects new officers, including Jennifer M. Phillips of Monroeville, Ind., president.
A student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., Caitlin Worden, a 24-year-old from Watervliet, Mich., began serving as a deaconess intern — a Globally Engaged in Outreach (GEO) missionary for the LCMS — in Lima, Peru, in 2013. She has committed to two years of service. She works at a community center called Casa de Misericordia— Castillo Fuerte (Mighty Fortress—House of Mercy)