The Daily Chapel service on Thursday, May 19, 2022, was an exciting one for some of our deaconess students!

Three deaconess placements were announced:


Marissa Kroenke (née Manor)

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida – Georgia District

(from Bettendorf, Iowa)


Jennifer Siukola

Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church

Zionsville, Indiana

English District

(from Carmel, Indiana)


Ashley Wenndt (née Roehrborn, not present/pictured)

Trinity Lutheran Church

Port Edwards, Wisconsin

North Wisconsin District

(from Marshfield, Wisconsin)


The afternoon featured a lovely deaconess luncheon where the ladies were able to interact with the CTSFW Board of Regents. The graduating students were also given special gifts, compliments of Concordia Publishing House and the Seminary Guild.

(The CTSFW community had planned to honor and recognize newly retired Deaconess Joyce Ostermann at the lunch, but she was unable to attend.)

Several other deaconesses, including those who will be commencing tomorrow, were also kind enough to gather together and pose for a few photos amid deaconess intensives and enjoying the gorgeous weather and friendly fellowship with their sisters in service of Christ.

Please join us in praising God and praying for these gifted women as they go out to share Christ’s love and acts of mercy with the world.


Soli Deo Gloria