John and Jenn Wolf,
Serving the Lord in Kenya


John and Jenn Wolf and their children John and Jenn Wolf serve the Lord as career missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Kenya. As the Africa region’s project manager, John provides oversight and support for projects and grants across the region, with a particular focus on mercy work. He also trains the local people and the local church partners to develop, manage and sustain projects that support Christian growth and congregational needs across Africa.


John was born in Farmington, Minn., and grew up in Baldwin, Wis. His home congregation is Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colo. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Tech University, Houghton. He also received a master’s degree in space studies from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Before becoming a missionary, John served 20 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2015. His professional background includes project management, team building and leadership, as well as working with international partners in Europe and Asia. His hobbies include gardening, woodworking, historical re-enactments, hiking and camping.


Jenn was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her home congregation is also Hope Lutheran Church, Aurora, Colo. She received a bachelor’s degree in South/Southeast Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She also took graduate level courses in teaching and deaf education prior to teaching in public and private schools in Montana and California. Since 2001, she has been a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling their children, volunteering as a violinist in community orchestras and working with exchange student organizations. Her hobbies include fiber arts, classical violin, international folk music, languages and reading. John and Jenn have five beautiful children – Ian, Sean, Thad, Annalise and Angus – who join them on the mission field.


Please pray for the Wolfs as they serve in Kenya. Ask God to give them strength and peace as they transition to life overseas, learning the culture and the language. Please pray for John as he works to support the needs of the African people in a way that remains true to the Gospel. Pray also for Jenn and the children as they support John in his work and as they build relationships with the people they are called to serve. Please pray for the people in Africa that they are brought to and strengthened in a saving knowledge of Christ and are assisted in their vocations through the work of the LCMS African missionaries. Let us give thanks to God the Wolfs are serving in this part of the world.

Special Dates

  • Baptismal Birthdays:
    • John - Dec. 3
    • Jenn - April 1
    • Ian - Jan. 6
    • Sean - June 6
    • Thad - March 11
    • Annalise - July 19
    • Angus - Jan. 18
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 7
  • Home District: Rocky Mountain

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