Why I am a Deaconess – Sr. Michelle Walka

Why I am a Deaconess – Sr. Michelle Walka

Sr. Michelle Walka is the director of Beloved Art and Practice. Please click here to view and purchase her work. In seminary, I found myself deep in discernment. I knew I was being called into faith leadership and I continued to connect to the longings of those who...
Advocacy with Boston Commons

Advocacy with Boston Commons

By Sr. Noreen Stevens, Directing Deaconess With a board comprised of less than 25% women, Northern Trust received an investor inquiry on June 26, 2017 from Boston Common, which our Community signed, regarding Gender Equality and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (see...
With ELCA Advocacy

With ELCA Advocacy

By Sr. Noreen Stevens, Directing Deaconess On January 23, I gathered with about 150 ELCA partners to discuss and take action to address the impact of hunger in communities. The four-day ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering, “Until All are Fed,” was filled with...
2018 J-Term

2018 J-Term

By Sr. Liz Colver, Director of Vocation and Education This year’s J-Term experience was held at Mount Olivet Retreat Center in Minnesota. In attendance were Sister Noreen Stevens, Sister LaDonna Olsen, and Sister Phyllis Enck as sisters in residence, 7 inquirers to...
Why I am a Deaconess – Sr. Shana Williams

Why I am a Deaconess – Sr. Shana Williams

Sr. Shana Williams is currently studying for a Masters in Special Education at the University of North Dakota and working through their Special Education Resident Teacher Program. She was consecrated in November of 2008.  I became a deaconess to serve with the support...