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.