Life Week 2021 – Day 5 – January 27 – Zoom Presentation – Those Suffering are Indispensable

Deaconess Chrissie Gillet, PsyD

Invisible suffering is often worse than visible suffering. Yet, God is aware of all our suffering and He gives it purpose. As such, those who are suffering, visibly or silently, are indispensable.

Deaconess Chrissie Gillet joined Lutherans For Life to serve as the Word of Hope Director in April of 2017. As a veteran staff psychologist and certified deaconess, she has an acute understanding of both, the secular worldview and a Christ-centered identity. Her vocations as pastor’s wife and mother of seven further motivate her compassion for life. Chrissie primarily answers the Word of Hope hotline calls and emails, during which she listens without personal judgment while also responding in Christian truth and love. She will go above and beyond to connect people with local services and natural supports but can offer diaconal counseling when appropriately necessary. Beyond her typical hotline responsibilities, Chrissie writes articles, publicly speaks along with her service dog Phoebe, and leads Bible studies on a range of topics related to life issues.