Rev. Jonathan and Anita Clausing,
Serving the Lord in Eastern Africa


Rev. Jonathan and Anita Clausing and their childrenRev. Jonathan and Anita Clausing serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Eastern Africa, based in Kenya. As the coordinator of this area’s Mission Training Center (MTC) programs, Jonathan supports existing MTC programs by teaching lay leaders, evangelists and trainers and providing oversight and encouragement to local coordinators. He also cultivates new requests for MTCs into functioning projects and maintains, develops and provides translation supervision for the MTC curriculum.


Jonathan was born and raised in Belvidere, Ill., where Immanuel Lutheran Church, his home congregation, is located. He received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural studies from Iowa State University, Ames and received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. 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. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys composing music and hymn texts, 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. 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, trading and collecting cloth diapers and wraps 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.


Please pray for the entire Clausing family as they serve in East Africa. Ask God to give them strength and peace as they transition to 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. Please also pray the hearts of people here in the United States are moved to pray for and to financially support the Clausings so they can “go with” this family on their journey of faith. Let us give thanks to God that the Clausings have answered His call to serve in this part of the world.

Special Dates

  • 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

Learn More

  • Visit the Clausing's blog ( to learn more about their work in Kenya.
  • Rev. Clausing and Anita were interviewed on KFUO about serving in Eastern Africa. Take a listen (recorded on Sept. 22, 2016).
  • Learn more about the work God is doing in Kenya and in the Africa region.

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