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Rev. Philip and Deaconess Rachel Jaseph

Serving the Lord in the Uruguay


The Rev. Philip and Deaconess Rachel Jaseph serve the Lord as missionaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Uruguay. In this role, Philip plants new churches and works with a team of pastors in Uruguay, while Rachel serves as a deaconess and supports the mercy ministry efforts of the Uruguayan Lutheran Church.

Philip is from Crownsville, Md., and his home congregation is St. Paul Lutheran Church, Annapolis. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., in 2012 and a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, in 2021. After college, he served the LCMS as a GEO missionary and communications specialist for the Africa region (2013–2016). He then was director of communications at St. John Lutheran Church and School in Indianapolis (2016–2017) before enrolling in the seminary. In his free time, Philip enjoys reading, writing, hiking, biking and cooking.

Rachel was born in Bryant, Ind. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree with deaconess certification from Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., in 2013. Like Philip, she also previously served as a missionary — first as a deaconess intern in Peru (2012–2014) and then as a career missionary to the Dominican Republic (2014–2017). Prior to moving to Uruguay, Rachel was the founding executive director of The Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center, a new LCMS Recognized Service Organization in Fort Wayne, Ind. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, hiking and exercising.


Pray for the Jasephs as they live and serve in Uruguay. Ask that God would give them wisdom as they navigate cultural differences and share the Gospel in this secular country. Pray also for the Uruguayan Lutheran Church and her pastors, workers and members, and for the many Uruguayans who are living without faith in Christ, that God’s Word would be proclaimed boldly and faithfully to them and all people.

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  • Birthday: Philip — May 30, Rachel — Aug. 13
  • Anniversary: Nov. 18
  • Home District: Southeastern

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