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.
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 and they hope to do this through networking, coordinating events, and pastoral support.
As a way of increasing communications for and among all deacons in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, the Commission for the Diaconate has launched an online newsletter. It is intended to be a monthly communication, and will follow monthly commission meetings. The format will include updates, announcements, and events. The Commission will be working on creating an accessible on-line forum space where deacons can share ideas, post articles, and network with each other. Stay tuned for that information! For now, please consider joining the ECMN Deacon Facebook group.
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)