Rev. James and Peggy Krikava

Serving the Lord in the Eurasia region


Rev. James and Peggy Krikava serve the Lord as missionaries through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Eurasia region, based in the Czech Republic. In this role, James serves as the regional director for the Eurasia region. He partners with local church leaders and current LCMS international mission leadership to strengthen and sustain existing congregations in this part of the world. He also is involved with theological teaching and with building relationships with other church bodies that are currently not in fellowship with the International Lutheran Council (ILC).

James was born in Albert Lea, Minn. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and his Master of Divinity from Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, Mankato, Minn. He also did postgraduate course work at Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass. James has taught religion and music at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn., and was a pastor in two Northeastern congregations. He also served for many years as a missionary in the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe.

Peggy was born in Stillwater, Minn. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. She attended the Cambridge International House, England, where she received her certificate of teaching English to speakers of other languages. She also completed graduate studies in teaching English-language learners at Cambridge College, Boston. Overseas, Peggy has taught English to Czechs and middle school music at the International School of Prague. Stateside, she has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the elementary school level. Peggy enjoys gardening, sewing, beading and playing the flute and guitar.


Pray for James and Peggy as they serve in the Eurasia region. Pray God gives them strength and peace as they again transition to life overseas, working in the culture and language of the people so they may effectively communicate the Gospel. Please pray that the hearts of people here in the United States will be moved through the power of the Holy Spirit to pray for and to financially support the Krikavas so they can “go with” this family on this journey of faith. Let us give thanks to God James and Peggy have answered His call to serve in this part of the world.

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  • Birthdays:
    • James - July 28
    • Peggy - Feb. 4
  • Wedding Anniversary: Sept. 3
  • Home District: New England

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