Starting next Monday, deacons and diaconal ministers from around the world will be gathering in Berlin for the Assembly of the Diakonia World Federation. CCS staff member Ted Dodd will be in attendance, along with CCS alumni and friends such as Linda Ervin, Barbara Lieurance, Beth Kerr, Sarah Bruer, and Sharilynn Upsdell. (Did I miss anyone?) It should be an exciting gathering. We’ll try to get a report once it’s done.