07/27/2017 10:00:00 AM

CHICAGO — Sr. Michelle Collins, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Deaconess Community of the ELCA, announced today Sr. Krista Anderson’s resignation from her position as Director of Vocation and Education (DoVE) effective August 31, 2017.

Sr. Krista has accepted a new call with the ELCA Churchwide Organization as Region 3 Candidacy Leadership Manager and Program Director for the Support of Rostered Ministers.

Sr. Michelle wrote:

“We celebrate this new opportunity for Sr. Krista.

We wish Sr. Krista well and give thanks for the faithful way she has served this community as a part of our Leadership Team. The Board will be meeting over the next week to articulate a plan for the vacancy left by Sr. Krista’s leave-taking.

We will be working closely with the Leadership Team and the Committee on Vocation and Education to ensure that ministry continues. We are committed to a smooth transition and will be sure to keep the community informed as we move forward.

Please continue to keep Sr. Krista and her family in prayer, as well as the candidates and all those impacted by this decision.

Trusting in the Spirit’s guidance”

Sister Michelle Collins
Deaconess Community of the ELCA
Chair, Board of Directors