Rachel Krause

Serving the Lord in Germany



Rachel Krause serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Germany, based in Leipzig. In her role as a refugee outreach missionary, she assists German congregations with their outreach to refugees and immigrants from the Middle East. This ministry includes catechetical instruction, German language instruction and other outreach activities that help build relationships with the refugees.

Rachel’s hometown is Rockford, Ill., where her home congregation, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, is located. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and theology from Concordia University Nebraska, Seward. She also received a nursing assistant certification from Rock Valley College, Rockford, Ill. Prior to serving in Germany, Rachel worked as a kindergarten teacher’s aide, an after-school care provider, an au pair in Germany and a 4th/5th grade combined classroom teacher. In addition, in 2015, she had a summer music internship at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfurt, Germany. Rachel also has assisted Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in their children’s ministry over the years. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, cooking, playing the piano and hiking.


Pray for Rachel as she serves in Germany. Ask God to be with her as she enhances her German fluency (and learns Farsi and/or Arabic as needed). Pray that God opens the hearts of the people with whom Rachel will work and live. Pray for peace from the wars and strife the refugees have witnessed and that they will find true peace in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ask God to use Rachel as He has planned and that her words and actions bring Him honor and glory. Let us give thanks that Rachel is serving God’s children in this part of the world.

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  • Birthday: Nov. 29
  • Home District: Northern Illinois

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