The LDA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Click below to read stories of our 100 years of service.

16 Jul

Margaret Heine was born in 1939, the oldest of ten children, in Pasadena, California and grew up on the plains of Kansas and Colorado.  She attended St....

24 Jun

This week we feature a current story about Deaconess Corrine Vogel and her ministry of caring for foster children. Following are excerpts from an article...

17 Jun

One of the most hotly debated issues in the history of the LDA was deaconess uniforms.  Following is the text of a letter sent to all deaconesses on October...

03 Jun

Evelyn Middelstadt was born in 1928 in Anoka, Minnesota and grew up on a dairy farm near Elk River.  She learned about serving others from the beginning of...

30 May

Pastor Arne Kristo was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He graduated from Wayne State University in 1942 and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1945.  He was the...

20 May

Much of the following history is excerpted from a paper written by Deaconess Wilma Kucharek in 1976 for a course at Valparaiso University, taught by Professor...
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