Reflections on the Rostered Ministers Gathering

The Roster Ministers Gathering has been motivating and transformative, challenging and inspirational. Through holy times of praise and worship, study, fellowship, authentic listening, and conversation, the Gathering leaders wrapped me in the Word. They pushed me to go...

Impact of Change

By Sr. Barbara Collins | Sr. Barbara retired from Augustana in Minneapolis. She is moving to Indianapolis with her husband Malcolm. Malcolm and I stepped into a new phase in our life. I officially retired from Augustana Care amidst many tears and well wishes from...

Christmas in July

By Sr. Ingeborg Blomberg, Jonathan Tindor Sr. Ingeborg’s life was spent in the heartland of America for almost all of the 20th Century and some of the 21st. Born in 1915, she was confirmed in 1930, and graduated high school in 1934. She went on to pursue her...

2017 Deaconess Assembly

By Jonathan Tindor Whether it is having a conversation with an old friend, or fighting human trafficking, the sisters of the Deaconess Community are indeed impacting a broken world. The 2017 Deaconess Assembly, “Called to Impact a Broken World,” was held...

Apple Tree Center

By Cindy Clark, Executive Director of Apple Tree Center | Each year the Deaconess Community Awards “Mission Support Grants” to support the missions of different organizations. One of these grant recipients is Apple Tree Center in Kendallville, IN.  Amidst all the...