Alliance Missionary Maicon Schieferdecker

Account ID:  ALA008

Rev. Maicon Schieferdecker planned a career as a math teacher. However, one year into his university education, he transferred to the Lutheran University of Brazil.  Friendships with theology students reignited and fostered Schieferdecker’s life-long desire to enter the pastorate. He completed his theological education and was ordained in 2006. Over the next 15 years, Pastor Schieferdecker faithfully served congregations in Brazil. In 2021, he received and accepted a Divine Call from the IELB to serve as an alliance missionary in Uruguay. 

With years of pastoral experience and plenty of energy, Rev. Schieferdecker welcomed the challenge of starting new Lutheran missions in three locations, Salto, Uruguay’s second-largest city, Chapicuy and Paysandú in northern Uruguay. 

Schieferdecker and his bride, Jéssica, live far from family and friends and more than 300 miles from the nearest missionary. For some, the isolation would be crippling, but this young missionary family uses the isolation as a time for growing stronger together. They find joy in simple pleasures, chiefly playing with their young daughters Livia and Talita.

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
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Jana Inglehart serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as the Regional Communication Specialist for the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.