Rev. Shauen and Krista Trump,
Serving the Lord in Kenya and Tanzania
Rev. Shauen and Krista (Krenzke) Trump serve the Lord as LCMS missionaries in Kenya and Tanzania, where Shauen works with Lutheran church bodies across both countries. Much of Shauen’s work as a mission facilitator involves serving alongside the varied churches in this area by teaching, discipling and walking alongside each partner according to their needs. He also stands as the primary contact in this area for churches seeking new relationships with the LCMS. Krista currently enjoys her time with the boys, hosting the many guests who pass through Nairobi and supporting all of our LCMS staff with odd errands, occasional logistics and excellent meals and desserts.
Shauen was born in Eureka, Calif., and his home congregation is Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Seattle Pacific University and his Master of Divinity at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Shauen enjoys spending time with his family, reading and traveling.
Krista grew up in Liberia, where her family served as missionaries with Lutheran Bible Translators. She received a bachelor’s degree in Christian outreach from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University. Krista previously served through the LCMS as a long-term missionary in Slovakia from 2003 to 2005. She enjoys baking, trying new recipes out on our many guests and spending time on the coast.
Shauen and Krista were married in June 2007. In 2009, while completing vicarage in Uganda, their son Josiah was born in Kampala. In 2011, their son Elijah was born in Nairobi, Kenya.
Want to learn how God is making an impact in East Africa? Watch this video with LCMS career missionary Rev. Shauen Trump.
Please pray for the Trumps as they serve the Lord in Kenya and Tanzania. Pray that the Lord would use them as His instruments to encourage and build up God’s church in East Africa. Ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen them and give them wisdom as they study Kiswahili and learn to live in a variety of cultures. Give thanks to the Lord that Shauen and Krista have answered His call to serve Him and the people He loves in East Africa.
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- Shauen: April 10
- Krista: Jan. 29
- Josiah: Dec. 19
- Elijah: Dec. 22
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