Rev. Dr. Daniel and Joan Jastram

Serving the Lord in Asia


 

Bio

Rev. Dr. Daniel Jastram serves as a missionary on behalf of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) throughout Asia, based in Tokyo, Japan. As the Asia theological education manager, he works closely with the Asia regional director in developing and implementing a strategic plan for this region. He also coordinates theological education opportunities and lecturers throughout Asia, as well as serving as a theological educator as the need arises.

Daniel was born in Shibata, Japan, and was raised overseas in an LCMS missionary family. His childhood congregation was Shibata Lutheran Church, Japan. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Later, he earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate in Classical Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before serving in Asia, he was a professor of theology at Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn., and Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon. He also served as sole pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Forest Lake, Minn. In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, hiking and bookbinding.

Joan was born in Mitchell, S.D., where her childhood congregation was Zion Lutheran Church. She received her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities, Minn. Joan worked as a clinical psychologist in Minnesota and continues her clinical practice with expatriates in Tokyo. Joan enjoys reading and hiking in her free time.

Prayers

Pray for Daniel and Joan as they serve in Asia. Ask God to give them renewed zeal to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the individuals they encounter where they work and live. Pray the hearts and ears of the people of Japan and Asia are prepared to hear and confess this Good News and the salvation that it brings. Ask God to continue to give strength and guidance to the other LCMS personnel currently serving in this region. Let us give thanks to God for the Jastrams who serve His children in this part of the world.

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Additional Information

  • Birthdays:
    • Daniel - Nov. 26
    • Joan - March 4
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 20
  • Home District: Minnesota South

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