James and Deaconess Christel Neuendorf

Serving the Lord in the Latin America and Caribbean Region


 

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James and Deaconess Christel Neuendorf serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as missionaries in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Both have served as missionaries in this region, based in Panama and then in the Dominican Republic, for ten years.

As a deaconess, Christel has served in various capacities in this region, assisting at the local level and at the international level. She works to ensure that the other LCMS missionaries serving in this region are properly oriented, trained and cared for during their time of service. Her previous missionary experience and her deaconess training bring valuable specialized care to the more than 70 LCMS missionaries and their family members living and serving across this region.

James has served in the Dominican Republic as an evangelist and catechist. He also helped to provide Latin American pastors and lay leaders theological resources in their heart language through a variety of media, including video productions, audio resources and books. James served his vicarage in Santo Domingo and plans to return to the mission field as a missionary pastor once he completes his seminary studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

James and Christel both grew up in Michigan. Christel is a native of Flushing, Mich. She graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., with a degree in business. She received her deaconess certificate from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. James, as a pastor’s son, has called many places “home,” most recently Ann Arbor, Mich., where he also attended Concordia University and met Christel. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and is currently working towards his Master of Divinity at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Prayers

Pray for James and Christel as they prepare for the next chapter in their missionary service. Ask God to strengthen and guide Christel in her ongoing work with supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for God’s protection upon her as she travels throughout the region. Ask God to give James wisdom as he finishes his seminary studies.

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Birthdays:

  • James - Nov. 6
  • Christel - Feb. 8

 

 

Wedding Anniversary:

  •   Aug. 8

 

 

Home District:

  •   Michigan

 

 

 

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