Rachel Krause

Serving the Lord in Germany



Rachel Krause serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a missionary in Germany. In this role, she assists congregations in Leipzig and Chemnitz in bringing the Gospel of Jesus to refugees and immigrants, who are primarily from Iran and Afghanistan. This ministry includes outreach activities that help build relationships with the refugees, including through Sunday school during the Farsi worship service and by offering activities for neighborhood children at the outreach center.

Rachel’s hometown is Rockford, Ill., where her home congregation, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, is located. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and theology from Concordia University, Nebraska. Prior to serving in Germany, Rachel worked in several Lutheran schools in Northern Illinois and as an au pair in Germany. 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. Pray that God would open the hearts of the people with whom Rachel works and lives. Pray for peace from the wars and strife the refugees have witnessed, and pray that they will find true peace in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Ask God to use Rachel as He has planned, that her words and actions would bring Him honor and glory. Let us give thanks that God sends missionaries to serve His children in this part of the world.

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

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