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Can a woman be a deacon?


I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae.  I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me. Romans 16:1-2
            In 1 Timothy 3, Paul outlined the qualifications of a deacon.  The description seems more male-centric especially verse 12:
A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.
            Then again, Paul addressed a number of servants at the end of the Romans including Phoebe, who he called a deacon.
            Some churches ordain female deacons.  Others ordain the husband and include his wife in their service together.  In the end, it comes down to a church’s preference over leadership and what they feel led to impose.