Rev. Carlos and Deaconess Danelle (Putnam) Schumann

Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic


Deaconess Danelle (Putnam) Schumann serves the Lord as a career missionary through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in the Dominican Republic. In this role, she helps train women in the Dominican Republic and throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region to be deaconesses, so that they may spread the Gospel through Christian education, spiritual care and acts of mercy — both in their congregations and out in the greater community. She also reaches out to people with developmental disabilities and the family members who care for them. Danelle’s husband, the Rev. Carlos Schumann, an international missionary partner, supports mission work in the region by serving as director of the Luther Academy in Latin America, which provides continuing education for pastors from 12 countries.

Danelle is from Oregon. She received her deaconess certificate from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Prior to her work in the Dominican Republic, Danelle spent six years serving with the LCMS in Panama.

Carlos is from Argentina, where he graduated from Concordia Seminary, Buenos Aires. He previously served as a church-planting missionary and Lutheran school educator with the Lutheran Church of Chile for 29 years.


Pray for God’s protection over Carlos and Danelle and that He would sustain them daily. Please pray that the Lord would guide them as they work to support pastors and form women for diaconal service so that they may faithfully proclaim God’s Word and Christ’s mercy to the lost and broken-hearted. Finally, pray for the continued work of the group home and the wonderful youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live there. Let us give thanks to God that Carlos and Danelle are serving His children in this part of the world.

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Additional Information

  • Birthdays: Danelle — Feb. 9, Carlos — Nov. 9
  • Wedding Anniversary: Oct. 17
  • Home District: Northwest

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