Rafael and Jamielynn (Tinkey) Flores

Serving the Lord in the Latin America and Caribbean Region



Jamielynn (Tinkey) Flores, B.S.N., R.N., has served the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a missionary in the Latin America and Caribbean region since July 2016. In August 2020, Jamielynn married Rafael Flores, a seminary student at Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic, where they currently serve.

In her missionary role, Jamielynn uses her nursing background and ongoing theological studies to coordinate life ministry efforts and Community Health Education in Lutheran churches throughout Latin America. She works to translate and create resources that meet the needs of both partner churches and mission plants as they approach topics of life and death, family and relationships.

Jamielynn was born and raised in Warsaw, Ind. She studied at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind., and is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bremen, Ind. Jamielynn continues to study Lutheran theology through the distance deaconess program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, to strengthen her witness, particularly in the area of life ministry.

Rafael was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to Chile in 2016, before coming to study at the seminary in the Dominican Republic. When Rafael graduates from the seminary in May 2022, the Flores family will move to Chile to serve alongside the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile.


Please pray for Rafael and Jamielynn as they serve the churches and people in Latin America, particularly in the Dominican Republic. Ask God to watch over their continued study of His Word and their daily witness to Jesus, and to give them safety in their travels, especially their upcoming move to Chile. 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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  • Birthdays:
    • Jamielynn — May 19
    • Rafael — March 9
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 22
  • Home District: Indiana

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