Become a Deaconess

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Deaconess Community!

We are an intentional community of womxn* deacons on the roster of Word and Service in the ELCA. We long for and work towards impacting this broken and beautiful world through our radical diaconal leadership, prophetic ministry on the margins, and accountable relationship within our community.

We are dedicated to:

  • Prophetic Diakonia
  • Intentional Community
  • Accountable servant ministry

If you would like more information about the Deaconess Community, who we are and what we do and are about, please contact Sr Liz Colver.


*We are an RIC community, meaning, we extend gracious hospitality and radical welcome to all womxn gender identities. To know more about our intentional welcome, read our Statement of Welcome.