Found on Issues, Etc:
Issues, Etc. interviews Deaconess Cynthia Lumley, Associate Director of Deaconess Studies at Concordia Theological Seminary-Ft. Wayne. She is an author of a chapter in Women Pastors? The Ordination of Women in Biblical Lutheran Perspective on Phoebe: A Role Model for Deaconesses Today
Deaconess Lumley speaks about Phoebe who is identified as a sister and a servant. Who actually is she? Is she a pastor? She is referred to as a Deaconess, but what does that mean? … There’s another woman in church history, Junia, who might provide us a little light on what Paul is saying about Phoebe.