Northwestern Ohio Synod, ELCA

Diakonia is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that aims to equip lay members to be strong knowledgeable leaders in their communities and the wider church. This is accomplished through a two year program of weekly classes combined with spiritual retreats and group interaction to prepare people for the many diverse tasks and opportunities to which Christ’s great commission directs them. Our program is an authorized ministry of the Northwestern Ohio Synod.

Diakonia Graduation was held for May 19, 2018. Congratulations to our graduates!

Classes for the 2020-2021 academic year forming/beginning soon,

please contact Pr. Adam Sornchai for more details

Click Here To View the Northwest Ohio Synod Diakonia Page



If you would like to take part in this program please Contact us!



Series A

  • New Testament
  • Early Church History
  • Practical Ministry I
  • Creeds & Confessions
  • Practical Ministry II
  • Daily Life of a Christian

Series B

  • Old Testament
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Differentiating Our Faith in An American Context
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Worship
  • Practical Ministry III, To Communicate the Gospel



  • Pr. Jarrod Schaaf
  • Pr. Richard Genzman
  • Pr. Sarah Schaaf
  • Pr. Adam Sornchai
  • Pr. Anne Pairan