Welcome from the Chair of the Order!

Grace and peace to you!  Whether you are a deacon, are feeling called to be a deacon, or are just wanting information about deacons, we invite you to look for what you need here.  We hope that this new webpage will become a place to share our stories and inspire you to create your own as we seek to connect the church with the world and to serve the least and the lost in the name of Jesus Christ.  The Detroit Annual Conference has over 30 deacons and diaconal ministers, both active and retired, with more people in process all the time.  If you have questions, I invite you to contact the deacon liaison for your district (see list below) or me.  We look forward to speaking with you!

With hope in Christ,

Laura Speiran

Deacons 101

Created in 1996, the ministry of the Deacon is relatively new within the life of the United Methodist Church. Read more about the unique mission of Deacons, how it relates to the role of Elder, and how to become a Deacon.


Deacon Liaisons

Each of our districts in the Detroit Annual Conference has a liaison to the Order of Deacons.

Meet a Deacon

Meet Deacons engaged in creative and innovative expressions of church.

meet a deacon


Local, regional, national, and world news about Deacons.

Resources for Deacons

Peak into our virtual library of resources on all things deacon.