If you’re baptized, if you have baptism sponsors, if you are a sponsor, then this episode is FOR YOU! Ever wonder what the difference is between a godparent and a baptism sponsor? Have you grown up confused by the role of baptism sponsors? Are you considering who to choose as a sponsor for your own children? What is the role of a sponsor and what does it mean to agree to that responsibility? All of these questions and more are answered in this episode!
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Erin Bauer is a wife, mom of three, sister, daughter, friend, and baptized Child of God. She resides in Brookings, SD where her husband serves as pastor and she serves as head teacher at Bauer Lutheran Homeschool. She has a Masters of Arts in Deaconess Studies from Concordia Seminary. While she is not currently serving as a deaconess, she uses her degree in all vocations, especially exemplary Bible Study student and as she teaches the faith to her littles.
Gwen Zagore has been married to Rev. Robert Zagore for 36 years and now lives in St Louis, MO. They are blessed with 4 adult children, 3 wonderful “kids in law” and 2 grandchildren. Gwen graduated from Valparaiso University and received a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management from Michigan State University. She worked in various jobs in soil conservation as her husband served 3 different congregations in Michigan. However, her favorite use of the degree came recently when she became a part of the East African Agricultural Consultancy short term mission team. Throughout the years in the parish, Gwen has served as children’s choir director, Bible study leader, school music teacher, and interpreter for the deaf.
Deaconess Dr. Tiffany Manor has been called by the LCMS Office of National Mission as the director of Life Ministry. She previously served the LCMS New England District as an executive focused on church worker wellness, human care and school ministries. She has also served at LCMS Recognized Service Organizations; at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; and at various congregations. After a first career in business, a B.A. in Marketing and studies in an MBA program, Deaconess Tiffany received an M.A. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne and earned a Doctor of Ministry from Bethel University. Her research is focused on congregation and family care. She is married to the Rev. Jonathan Manor, pastor of Lutheran Church of the Savior in Bedford, Mass. The Lord has blessed Tiffany and Jonathan with five children, and a granddaughter.
Not all the views expressed are necessarily those of the LCMS; please discuss any questions with your pastor.
We believe that God is the author and sustainer of all life. We also know it can be hard to speak about the intrinsic value of that life when it feels like the world is trying to drown us out.
We’re right here beside you. In this podcast of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Life Ministry, we’re coming alongside one another as a community of Christ’s redeemed people, ones who are speaking up for and living out the sanctity of human life. Together we’ll explore life issues in a way that honors our heavenly Father’s value of human life, serves our neighbor, and connects us to others who are doing the same. Join us, so that together we can be friends for life.