Rev. Ryan McDermott serves as pastor at Our Savior Deaf Lutheran Church as well as Missionary to the deaf community in the Greater Madison Area. This partnership between the South Wisconsin District and the LCMS Office of National Mission is the first of its kind in the LCMS and is intended to provide both a fulltime residential pastor and deaf missionary to both the church and Dane County.
Completing his first year at Our Savior, Pastor McDermott and his family have worked hard to create relationships within the deaf community. Preaching, teaching, visiting, and worshiping in American Sign Language (ASL) gives Pastor McDermott a great deal of satisfaction as he is able communicate to a large population of people needing to know who Jesus is.
He is available for chapel services, parent presentations, and classroom visitations where he will educate hearers on the important mission work to the deaf community in Madison and Dane County.
Following is a flyer that you can share with your students and families.
Please send your contributions, along with the Hearts for Jesus Voucher to the District office, attn: School Ministry.
Make checks payable to: South Wisconsin District. Note that the check is for Hearts for Jesus.
2019-20 – A Place of Refuge – $3,636.69
2018-19 – Milwaukee County House of Correction – $3,775.57
2016-17 – Lutheran Special School and Education Services – $3,127.48
2015-16 – SOS Center – $3,295.12
2014-15 – CPTLN – $2,760.15
2012-13 – Dominican Republic – Concordia Lutheran School, Palmar Arriba – $10,314.27
2011-12 – House of Correction, Milwaukee – $1,043.68
2010-11 – Lutheran Malaria Initiative – $2,598.15
2009-10 – Dominican Republic – $2,034.86
2008-09 – Lutheran Special School and Education Services – $3,363.70
2007-08 – Babes for Babies in Bulgaria – $5,318.36
2006-07 – Ghana Deaf Mission – $5,688.93
2005-06 – Lutheran Blind Mission – $3,506.03
2004-05 – Say Iowa to Nuba – $3,145.69