Greetings, diaconal ministers, deacons, and deaconesses of the ELCIC

The Synod of Alberta and the Territories has recently sponsored an annual one-day gathering for its diaconal ministers.  This year we are proposing a gathering beginning at 5 pm on Sunday, May 26 through to 3:30 pm on Monday, May 27. Participants who need overnight accommodation will be billeted as needed.

The retreat theme, “Water from the Well,” will be guided by facilitator, Carol Sebastian, who works at the Providence Renewal Centre, Edmonton. We would like to extend an open invitation to diaconal ministers, deacons, and deaconesses from across the ELCIC to join us this year for this gathering, at which there will be times of silence and reflection as well as times of prayer, worship, and fellowship.

The event will be held at Glory Lutheran Church, on the outskirts of Sherwood Park (adjacent to Edmonton). Travel costs are the responsibility of each attendee though local attendees may be available for necessary pick-ups for those who might travel by public transportation.

$20 will be the cost of the retreat itself to cover the two meals provided (Sunday evening and Monday noon) and may be paid upon arrival.

Please register by May 15, 2019.

Address: Glory Lutheran Church, Sherwood Park

To Register: Register for Diaconal Ministers Retreat May 26 and 27


Diaconal Ministers, Deacons, and Deaconesses within the ABT Synod

Deacon Signi Bruner
Retired, Camrose
(780) 672-6484

Deacon Virginia Burke
Temporarily Without Call

Deacon Wendy Coughlan
On Leave from Call

Sr Monica Denk
Retired, Edmonton AB
(780) 916-0810

Deaconess Julie Hink
Retired, Edmonton AB
(780) 945-6006

Deacon Keirra N. Maher

Deacon Dr. Faith Nostbakken
Spiritual Director, Synod of Alberta and the Territories
(780) 439-2636

Deacon Margaret Olson
Retired, Edmonton AB
(780) 431-1848

Deacon Sarah Rudd
Good Samaritan Society,
Gerald Zetter Care Centre
9649-71 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5J2
(780) 431-3931

Deacon Lorraine Schrader
Temporarily Without Call
Leduc AB

Diaconal Minister Karen Wedman
Good Samaritan Society, Director of Mission Effectiveness
Edmonton AB
(780) 431-3600

Deacon Jane Tse
Wing Kei Christian Care Center Calgary, AB
(403) 277-7433