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Special Focus Ministries

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

Colossians 3:17

The Special Focus Ministries includes the Young Women's Committee, the Heart to Heart Committee, and Special Ministries Committee. The Young Women Committee plans and coordinates programs to encourage young women to participate in LWML activities. The Heart to Heart Committee reaches out to women of diverse ethnic backgrounds and encourages their involvement in LWML. The Special Ministries Committee provides ideas, techniques and resources to groups and individuals, an important part of LWML. 


Lisa is a recent recipient of a LWML Oregon District Special Gifts Fund Scholarship.

For more than thirty years God has been preparing Lisa for service as a deaconess. When she was a teen, Lisa told her mother that when she grew up she wanted to sit by peoples hospital beds, hold their hands, and pray with them. God put the desire in her heart, then used the next thirty years to prepare her! Lisa is a pharmacist in the community and full time student in the Master of Arts Deaconess Studies Program (distance program) at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As part of her practicum Lisa is the deaconess intern at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cornelius. Lisa has three adult children, Maria, Anna, and John and two curious kitties. Visitations and teaching are two of Lisa's favorite means of serving the Body of Christ in love.

Please read Lisa's attached Newsletter "Deaconess Intern Dispatch."

"The peace of the Lord
be with you always."
Happy Girl with Dad

Lisa's February Newsletter

Bible Lessons

Lisa's January Newsletter

Parent and Child

Lisa's December Newsletter

American Flags

Lisa's November Newsletter

 Carmen Nagel, Oregon District president

and Donna Boyd, Special Gifts Chairman, presented Lisa with a scholarship to help support her studies in the LCMS Deaconess Program. The presentation was made at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cornelius.