Congratulations to the deaconesses who received their placement announcements today after chapel!
Patricia Anderson has been placed at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Huntington Beach, CA, Pacific Southwest District.
Pamela Buhler has been placed at Messiah Lutheran Church in Keller, TX, Texas District.
Juliane Kirk has been placed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fairhope, AL, Southern District.
Alla Shvetsova (of Berdsk, Siberia, Russia) has been placed at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Rocky Mountain District.
All four ladies received their placements in absentia. However, their sisters-in-training were all in attendance, including both residential and distance-learning students. The distance-learning deaconess students are here for two-week intensives, which come to an end tomorrow. These women get to know each through their discussions online, but it is still a particular joy when they get the chance to meet face-to-face. With everyone in the same room together, we took advantage of the opportunity and took photos of these 26 women.