Rev. Rafael and Deaconess Jamielynn (Tinkey) Flores

Serving the Lord in the Latin America and Caribbean Region



Deaconess Jamielynn (Tinkey) Flores, BSN, RN, has served the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, part of the Latin America and Caribbean region, since July 2016. In August 2020, Jamielynn married Rafael Flores, who serves as a Lutheran pastor in Pueblo Nuevo, Santiago, Dominican Republic.

In her missionary role, Jamielynn uses her nursing background and deaconess formation to coordinate life ministry efforts and community health education in Lutheran churches throughout Latin America. She works with others to translate and create resources that meet the needs of both partner churches and mission plants on the topics of life and death, family, and relationships.

Jamielynn was born and raised in Warsaw, Ind. She studied at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., (class of 2016) and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (class of 2023). Rafael was born and raised in Venezuela, and he moved to Chile in 2016 before coming to study at Seminario Concordia el Reformador in 2018. He graduated in May 2022 and was ordained in May 2023. Rafael and Jamielynn have a daughter, Elena.


Please pray for Rafael and Jamielynn as they serve the churches and people in Latin America. Ask God to watch over their study of His Word, their work in His church and their daily witness to Jesus. Give thanks for the clear Gospel that is being preached across the region and the opportunities Rafael and Jamielynn have to continue serving God’s church in this way.

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Additional Information

  • Birthdays:
    • Jamielynn — May 19
    • Rafael — March 9
    • Elena — Sept. 22
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 22
  • Home District: Indiana

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