Rev. Jonathan and Anita Clausing

Serving the Lord in Eastern Africa


 

Bio

Rev. Jonathan and Anita Clausing serve the Lord as missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Eastern Africa, based in Kenya. As a theological educator, Jonathan has served at both St. Peter Theological Seminary in Himo, Tanzania, and in the theology department of Neema Lutheran College in Matongo, Kenya, teaching a variety of courses on the New Testament, the Lutheran Confessions and church history.

Jonathan was born in Belvidere, Ill., where Immanuel Lutheran Church, his home congregation, is located. He grew up on the family farm outside of town and received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural studies from Iowa State University, Ames. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Before serving in Eastern Africa, Jonathan served as the site director of Lutheran Valley Retreat, Woodland Park, Colo., and, most recently, as the director of campus ministry at Lutheran High School of St. Charles County, St. Peters, Mo. Jonathan enjoys playing and writing music, wilderness backpacking and mountain climbing.

Anita was born in Aurora, Ill., and her home congregation is Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, Yorkville, Ill. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, along with her Director of Christian Education certificate, from Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward. Before heading to the mission field, Anita served as program director at Lutheran Valley Retreat, Woodland Park, Colo. Since 1999, she has been a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling their children. Her hobbies include scrapbooking and connecting with friends on Facebook. Jonathan and Anita have nine children — Emil, Ellie, Ernie, Eunice, Ethan, Eric, Eileen, Elijah and Emmanuel — who join them on the mission field.

Prayers

Pray for the entire Clausing family as they serve in East Africa. Ask God to give them strength and peace in their life overseas as missionaries. Pray that the Word of God takes root and bears the fruit of faith in the lives of the East Africans who hear it.

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Additional Information

  • Birthdays:
    • Jonathan - Aug. 20
    • Anita - Dec. 9
    • Emil - Oct. 29
    • Ellie - Jan. 10
    • Ernie - July 16
    • Eunice - June 1
    • Ethan - May 8
    • Eric - Dec. 16
    • Eileen - Aug. 21
    • Elijah - July 3
    • Emmanuel - March 6
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 16
  • Home District: Missouri

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