LCMS Deaconess Biographies Project



Some books that have been donated to the Project are related to the study of deaconesses but do not provide biographical or autobiographical information about women on the List of Deaconesses.  These books are marked with a [G], signifying "general" deaconess studies. 

All appropriate titles are welcomed by the Project. If duplicates are received, they will be gifted to LCMS deaconess training programs.


Chan, Teresa, ed., Serving the Lord with Joy - A Pioneer of The Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod:  Deaconess Martha S. Boss Commemorative Book.  Social Service Committee of The Lutheran Church - Hong Kong Synod, 2009. (English and Chinese).

Herzel, Catherine, On Call:  Deaconesses Across the World.  [G] New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1961.

Holding, Elizabeth E., Joy the Deaconess. [G] Cincinnati, Jennings and Graham, 1898.

Moberg, Marlys Taege, Treasured Lives:  The Story of Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc.  Published by Bethesda, no date given.

Naumann, Cheryl D., In the Footsteps of Phoebe:  A Complete History of the Deaconess Movement in The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. St. Louis, Concordia Publishing House, 2009.

Nichols, Harold, The Work of the Deacon and Deaconess. [G] Valley Forge, Juson Press, 1984.

Wacker, Emil, The Deaconess Calling:  It's Past and it's Present.  [G]  Philadelphia, published by the Mary Drexel Home, 1893.