Rev. Eddie and Melissa Hosch

Serving the Lord in Perú



Rev. Eddie and Melissa Hosch serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as missionaries in Perú. Eddie leads the LCMS Perú mission team and their work in this country. He also serves as the president and executive director of Casa de Misericordia – Castillo Fuerte (Mighty Fortress – House of Mercy), the mercy arm of LCMS mission work in Perú. Eddie also teaches, preaches and plants new churches around the city of Lima, Perú.

Eddie was born in Warrensburg, Mo., and grew up in the Kansas City area. He received a bachelor’s degree in education, with an emphasis in history, from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Before he attended the Seminary, he taught history at Arkansas City High School, Kan. Prior to serving in Perú, Eddie served as pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Snellman, Minn., and as associate pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, Churubusco, Ind. In his free time, Eddie enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and spending time with his family.

Melissa was born in Garnett, Kan., and her hometown is Richmond, Kan. She received a bachelor’s degree in technology, with an emphasis in commercial graphics, from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan. Before heading to Perú, Melissa worked as a graphic design specialist, a graphic designer and an instructional and special education assistant in three schools. Melissa enjoys reading, fishing, walking, bike riding and spending time with her family. Eddie and Melissa have two children - Alexandria (Lexi) and Joseph (Joe) - who join them on the mission field.


Pray for Eddie, Melissa, Lexi and Joe and for the people of Perú. Ask God to grant them wisdom, good health and many opportunities to share the love of Jesus. Let us give thanks that   the Hosch family are serving God’s children in this part of the world.

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Special Dates

  • Birthdays:
    • Eddie - Dec. 15
    • Melissa - Feb. 4
    • Alexandria - Sept. 13
    • Joseph - Aug. 1
  • Wedding Anniversary: May 24
  • Home District: Oklahoma

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