Account ID: ALA011
Rev. Raphael Voigt did not always want to be a pastor. He grew up Lutheran in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst. Then, Voigt began volunteering with his church’s youth. He was a natural at youth work, and by 2014, he held a regional leadership role. A pastor friend encouraged Voigt, so he commenced seminary studies in 2015. His coursework exposed him to hospital visits, drug rehab center chaplaincy, and children’s recorder lessons in the shantytowns known as favelas. Voigt remained involved in favela ministry during his vicarage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2021, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil called Rev. Voigt to serve as an alliance missionary to Panama. His wide-ranging practical experience aids him in his role as a church planter and revitalizer in Panama City. He is soft-spoken and gentle and approaches his work as a learner, eager to understand the context of the people among whom God has placed him.
Pastor Voigt enjoys soccer, biking, and motocross. He loves studying theology and has plans to earn an advanced theological degree in the future.
Support Alliance Missionary Raphael Voigt
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Memo line: ALA011
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Mission Advancement
P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861
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