Introducing Deaconess Lisa Scherzer Polito (DOTAC)

Lisa PolitoDeaconess Lisa Scherzer Polito Lutheran Deaconess Association DOTAC Region; President of DOTAC; one of the vice-presidents of DIAKONIA

Consecrated in 1990, Lisa served as a chaplain with people with developmental disabilities. Since 2001, Lisa has been at the Lutheran Deaconess Association office in Valparaiso University. Lisa began attending DIAKONIA World Assemblies in 1996 in Friedrichroda, Germany. Lisa is married to Carmine Polito, a civil engineering professor at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., USA. Find out more about the LDA at

The mission of the LDA is to prepare and support women and men for ministries of service, and advance the church's diaconal mission. We also encourage and support all Christians' service and provide resources for you. The LDA is fortunate to have wise foremothers who say the importance of working within DIAKONIA and DOTAC, encouraging many of us to attend assemblies. In 2013 in Berlin, we were pleased to have over 30 people from our community in attendance, including three of our students. In February the students did a presentation on the importance of attending assemblies for the other students, encouraging them to begin planning for 2017.