Protestant Deacon

How to Address a Protestant Deacon & Deaconess?

How do I address a letter to a Deacon in care of his church?  How do I address an invitation’s envelope to a Deacon and spouse?
—————-– Regina

Dear Regina,

Protestant deacons don’t have a special form of address. Being a deacon is a role, not a personal rank.

—-Official envelope:
——–Mr./Mrs./Ms./etc. (Full Name)


—-Social envelope:
——–Mr. and Mrs. (His Full Name)


——-Mr. (His Full Name)
——-and Dr./Ms. (Her Full Name)


If you are addressing an invitation’s envelope, then it’s a social correspondence. Socially, you don’t mention that they are a deacon/deaconess and simply address them as a standard couple using ‘Mr./Mrs./Ms./etc. (Name)’ and their address.

For more on writing women’s name in joint forms of address see the post  ‘Mrs. vs. Ms.’.

– Robert Hickey

Not Finding Your Question Answered?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  After checking the list and reading the posts, if you don’t see your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, I will post the question & answer – always changing the names and specifics.

— Robert Hickey

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