Rev. Charles and Janet Froh,
Serving the Lord in Kenya


Rev. Charles and Janet FrohRev. Charles and Janet Froh serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Kenya. In this role, Charles teaches theology courses to male seminary students preparing for pastoral ministry and to female students preparing to serve as deaconesses. Through the relationships that are formed, he is given the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the people of Kenya.


Charles was born in Long Prairie, Minn. His home congregation is Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin, Calif. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, St. Paul, Minn. He received both his Master of Divinity and a master’s degree in religion from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. Before becoming a career missionary, Charles worked as a teacher and principal. He served as a pastor at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Penn Hills, Pa. (1977-1982) and Grace Lutheran Church, San Mateo, Calif. (1982-2012). He also served on one short-term mission trip to Ethiopia (2008) and four short-term mission trips to Kenya (2009-2012). In addition, Charles has been an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Matongo Lutheran Theological College in Kenya since January 2013.


Janet was born in Sacramento, Calif., and her home congregation is also Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Rocklin, Calif. She received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn. Before heading to Kenya, Janet worked as a teacher and a corporate trainer. She also has been serving as an adjunct professor at Matongo Lutheran Theological College in Kenya since 2013. In addition, Janet has been a Certified Achieve Global Trainer (both in leadership and service) since 2004. Janet’s hobbies include the trumpet, Toastmasters and doing church work.


Please pray for Charles and Janet as they serve in Kenya. Please ask God to strengthen both of them as they teach so that they remain faithful and focused on Christ and their students. Pray also for the health of their students. Ask God to provide financial support for their students so they may continue taking theology and diaconal classes at the seminary and the college. Let us give thanks to God Charles and Janet have answered the call to serve in Kenya.

Special Dates

  • Birthdays:
    • Charles - Jan. 18
    • Janet - June 18
  • Wedding Anniversary:  June 25
  • Home District: California-Nevada-Hawaii

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