Rev. Steven and Martha Mahlburg and their children

Rev. Steven and Martha Mahlburg

Serving the Lord in Sri Lanka


Rev. Steven and Martha Mahlburg serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in Sri Lanka. Steven seeks to build and maintain relationships with the Ceylon Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sri Lanka. He provides support for raising up pastors and grounding congregations in Lutheran doctrine and practice. He works with other LCMS personnel to provide pre-seminary training. In addition, Steven serves as a pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Mission Church in Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo.

Steven was born in Dearborn, Mich. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, and he received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 1995. Before serving in Sri Lanka, he served as a parish pastor in two Michigan congregations. Steven enjoys reading, the performing arts, camping and the outdoors.

Martha was born in Wayne, Mich. She has a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and cinematic arts from Central Michigan University as well. Martha’s hobbies include reading, cross stitching and watching movies. Steven and Martha enjoy spending time with their five children – Autumn, Liberty, Skye, Rose and Duncan.


Pray for the Mahlburg family as they serve in Sri Lanka. Ask God to give them wisdom, comfort and support as they transition to life in South Asia. Pray for open doors and hearts in Sri Lanka that many more would hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, believe and join the Body of Christ through the waters of Holy Baptism. Ask the Holy Spirit to move the hearts of people here in the United States to pray for and to financially support the mission work of the LCMS in Sri Lanka. Let’s give God thanks that the Mahlburgs serve His children in this part of the world.

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Special Dates

  • Birthdays:
    • Steven - Jan. 27
    • Martha - Dec. 11
    • Autumn - Sept. 13
    • Liberty - July 15
    • Skye - May 29
    • Rose - March 19
    • Duncan - July 24
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 11
  • Home District: Michigan

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