ProfilesThere is really no “typical” diaconal minister. They are: young and old, women and men, urban and rural, gay/lesbian and straight, retired and employed.
Diaconal ministers are young and old, women and men, urban and rural, gay/lesbian and straight, retired and employed.
Diaconal Ministers are working in congregations, theological education, community ministry, youth ministry, church administration, women’s centres, intentional interim, university and prison chaplaincy, justice education and advocacy. Many give generously as volunteers.
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Profiles Deborah LaforetDeborah doing what she loves best - Singing!Deborah Laforet’s diaconal ministry is lived out as Lead Minister at St. Paul's United Church in Oakville. Commissioning Commissioned June 2, 2007 in Baltimore, ON Program of Formation I began...
“Diaconal ministry is a model of ministry that embraces a strong commitment to lay involvement. I have chosen to work on the edge of the church encouraging a diaconal style of ministry for all people.”
“The diaconal community offers accountability for growth-oriented and prophetic questioning, non-hierarchical inclusivity, consultative collegiality, mutuality in accompaniment and I continue to long to be officially a part of this kind of ongoing, intentional feedback and responsible discerning.”