Encountering Christ
Serving our Community
Engaging the World

Our congregation is currently active in ministry across three continents: Africa, North America, and South America. And we are currently building partnerships in Asia. Our goal is to be actively engaged in missions on 6 continents by 2026: feeding the hungry, binding wounds, preparing pastors for ministry, building homes, improving water supplies, and partnering with missionaries. 

missionary spotlight

Tom and Deuane Thorstadt and Family
Southeast Asia

Tom is originally from the Midwest of USA. He has served in Southeast Asia since 2009 and has a good knowledge of the region, culture, and church. He holds a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Theology. He is currently studying at ILT, doing a Ph.D. in Historical Theology.

Deuane is also called Moon in English.  She is a native of the Mekong region. Holds a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Theology. She has started work on a Doctor of Theology. She is an ordained minister of a local church body in Southeast Asia.

There are married and have 3 children.

Learn more about their ministry in Southeast Asia


We have partnered with the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese in Kenya to help them build their seminary to train pastors. 


We partner with Friends of Madagascar Mission through our financial support. We are currently exploring new ways to get more involved in this ministry. We actively support FOMM by managing and training their microinternship program.


Our partner, Heart for Mission Laos/Thailand, focuses on Bible translation and theological education of pastors and lay leaders who live and serve in tribal areas of Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. You can also join their prayer and email lists.

Quilts for the World

Our quilting group distributes their quilts all over the world through our partnership with Lutheran World Relief

Summer Missions Trip

Summer Missions Trips are back. In 2024, we are planning a trip to Southeastern Kentucky. Check back for more information. 


Our congregation is also actively involved in helping our community in Northern Kentucky. We regularly serve in in our community by providing resources for the homeless, serving meals at Hosea House, and our own Pantry of Hope provides food for anyone who needs it. 


Friends of Madagascar Mission

Friends of Madagascar Mission (FOMM) is an organization with deep roots in the mission work of Madagascar.  We are an exciting organization with some new approaches and commitments to how mission is accomplished in the 21st Century.

Heart for Mission

Heart for Mission serves Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar through theological education and Bible translation. 

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being.