In and Around Our Diocese

Everything listed under: diaconal ministry

  • Bishop Beisner Ordains Eight Vocational Deacons

    by Paula Schaap, Communications Director Eight church members were ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons to serve God’s holy, catholic and apostolic church in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. The Right Reverend Barry Beisner ordained Mara Arack, Calvin Cornils, Elizabeth Gaines, Pamela Gossard, Babette Haggenjos, Patricia Park, Anne Susan Pierson and Katherine Sefton on August 13 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento. As vocational deacons, they are called to serve ...

  • Semper Virens Deanery Diakonia

    by the Rev. Phina Borgeson When members of the Semper Virens Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California gathered May 19 for their monthly exploration of diaconal ministry, gifts for music making strengthened their morning worship. Part of a six month group discernment program, the four hour session featured reflection on participants’ experiences of leadership and a focus on the leadership vision, goals and style of Jesus.

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