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Rev. Jacob Gaugert serves the Lord as a missionary through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Togo. Jacob teaches courses in Lutheran theology at The Centre Luthérien d’Etudes Théologiques (CLET), or Lutheran Center for Theological Studies, in Dapaong, Togo, West Africa. He also teaches some distance learning and continuing education courses as needed. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he coordinates visiting professors to CLET.
Jacob was born in Sullivan, Wis., and was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sullivan. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in theological and classical languages. He received his M. Div. degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 2010. Before becoming a career missionary, Jacob served as a pastor at The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dr. Martin Luther (LCMS SELC District) in Chicago, Ill., where he was involved with urban/cross-cultural mission work. In his free time, Jacob likes to read, garden and raise chickens.
Please pray for Jacob as he serves in Togo. Pray for him as he transitions to life in Africa, learning the new culture and the local language. Pray that God provides him with prayer and financial supporters in the United States. Pray that the Lord blesses CLET, its supporting congregations and other African partner churches. Ask the Lord to raise up African theological leaders to serve as teachers of the Good News of Jesus Christ in the community. Let us give thanks to God for Jacob serving in this part of the world.