Deacons are inspired to serve as the bridge between the faith communities and their neighborhoods, bringing together the gifts of the people with the needs of the world.
If you're interested in learning more about becoming a Deacon, you can find more information by clicking here.
Diaconate Monthly News
Find here archived newsletters sharing stories, resources, and upcoming events for Deacons in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.
Stories from Deacons
The Commission for the Diaconate is collecting stories from Deacons. Find below stories of ministry, call and trasnformation.
The Future of the Deacon - the Rev. Maureen Otwell
The Deacon's Forum - the Rev. Chip Whitacre
My Journey - the Rev. Rick Todd
The Deacon's Forum - the Rev. Eileen Harvala
A Long Road - the Rev. Guy Drake
Rock the Boat - the Rev. George Ham
Being the Bridge - the Rev. Harlan Strong
Commission for the Diaconate
The purpose of the Commission for the Diaconate is to serve as a resource for the community of deacons within ECMN by networking, coordinating events, and providing pastoral support. The Commission meets monthly and sends a monthly newsletter, including updates, announcements and events. Please also consider joining the ECMN Deacon Facebook group.
See montly Commission meeting notes below:
To communicate with the Commission, you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org. The current Commission members are:
The Rev. Dawnlynn Greeney Convener/Chair (St. James, Marshall)
The Rev. Georgianna Smith (St. Clement's, St. Paul)
The Rev. Harlan Strong (Epiphany, Plymouth)
The Rev. Rick Todd (St. John's, White Bear Lake)
The Rev. Janet MacNally (St. Christopher's, Roseville)
The Rev. Brenda Hoffman (Ascension, Stillwater)
The Rev. Terry Erickson (St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis)
The Rev. Lynne Sprick (St. Mark's, Lake City)
The Rev. George Ham (St. John's, St. Cloud)