Rev. Craig and Paula Donofrio,
Serving the Lord in the Eurasia Region
Rev. Craig and Paula Donofrio serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Eurasia, based in the Czech Republic. Craig serves as a media evangelist, church planter and the Director of Communications for the Eurasia region. He partners with church leaders in this region to create new radio, television and online media opportunities through which the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed. Craig brings more than 30 years of media experience to the region and, as a pastor, he is involved in planting a new church in Zurich, Switzerland.
Craig was born in Santa Ana, Calif. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Craig has served as a pastor for many years at congregations in New England, Missouri and California. His most recent call was to serve as the Assistant Director of Broadcast Services for the LCMS and the Program Director of KFUO, the LCMS’ radio station. While in this role, Craig hosted three daily radio programs and more. Craig enjoys sailing, traveling, playing and listening to music, photography and spending time with Paula and their dog Rufus.
Paula was born in Orange, Calif. She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Chapman University, Orange, Calif., and received her teaching credentials from California State University, Fullerton. Paula has spent her adult life as an elementary choral music teacher and as a church musician. She looks forward to receiving her English-as-a-Foreign-Language teaching credential and then using these skills to share the Gospel and invite the Czech people to church. Paula enjoys playing the piano and organ, singing, concerts, movies, traveling and spending time with Craig and Rufus.
Please pray for Craig and Paula as they move to the Czech Republic and serve in the Eurasia region. Ask God to give them strength and peace as they transition to life overseas, learning the Czech language and culture. Pray for God’s guidance as they work to share the Gospel through personal interactions with people and through video, audio, print, the Internet and social media. Pray that the hearts of the people in the United States might be moved to support the Donofrios in prayer and financially so they can see to it that the forgiveness, mercy and joy of Jesus Christ is proclaimed throughout Eurasia.
- Craig - June 23
- Paula - Nov. 2
- Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 11
- Home District: Missouri
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