Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann

Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann

Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic


Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Jonathan serves as the Latin America and the Caribbean regional chaplain, providing pastoral care to the LCMS missionaries who serve in over ten countries in this region. He also assists in the theological education offered at the LCMS Latin America seminaries. As a mercy deaconess, Cheryl teaches and mentors women of the Dominican Republic to share the Gospel, as well as acts of mercy, with their neighbors. She also works with deaconesses in Latin America houses of mercy.

Jonathan was born in Springfield, Ill., but also considers London, England, to be home. He received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., and his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He earned his doctorate degree from Glasgow University, Scotland. Jonathan has served as a pastor at St. Columba Lutheran Church, East Kilbride, Scotland; at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Ruislip, England; and, most recently, at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Oakmont, Pa. He has worked extensively with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England and has theologically educated students in the United States and abroad.

Cheryl’s hometown is Bremerton, Wash. She received a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., on May 20, 1979, and was consecrated as a Lutheran Deaconess that same day. She also earned a master’s degree in theology from Glasgow University, Scotland. Cheryl has served as a deaconess at the Lutheran Home for the Aged, Kendallville, Ind.; at St. Columba Lutheran Church, East Kilbride, Scotland; at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Ruislip, England; and, most recently, at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Oakmont, Pa. Over the years, Cheryl has worked as a freelance writer and editor, authoring two of her own books, and has guest taught in the Dominican Republic and Monrovia, Liberia. Jonathan and Cheryl have six adult children and 16 grandchildren.


Pray for Jonathan and Cheryl as they serve in the Dominican Republic. Ask God to give Jonathan strength as he serves as chaplain so that he is an effective liaison for the Latin America and the Caribbean regional director and the LCMS missionaries serving in this region. Pray for the Dominican Republic deaconess training program. Ask God to protect Jonathan and Cheryl as they travel and do the work He has created for them to do. Pray for the hearts of people here in the United States who will partner with Jonathan and Cheryl in prayer and financial support.

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Special Dates

  • Birthdays:
    • Jonathan - March 19
    • Cheryl - June 23
  • Wedding Anniversary: June 4
  • Home District: English

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