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, who was a seminary student at Concordia the Reformer Seminary in the Dominican Republic (DR), where they met and served together. Rafael graduated from the seminary in May 2022, and they now serve in the Confessional Lutheran Church of Chile.

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., and studied at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. She 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 DR seminary in 2018.


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
  • Wedding Anniversary: Aug. 22
  • Home District: Indiana

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