Ministry in the Dominican Republic

DR-ChildrenRev. Jonah Burakowski, 414-464-8101

Along with LCMS International Mission, Bethesda, and the English District, SWD continues to support the growing work in the Dominican Republic, led by Pastor Ted Krey. Teams from SWD have helped with construction projects, outreach endeavors, and the growing school ministry in Palmar Arriba. A new preschool in Licey (lee-SAY) is also a worship site, and a rented space in Santiago has become a center for worship and a satellite site for Lutheran Hour Ministries. Pastor Willy Gaspar, the first Dominican Lutheran pastor, serves in the capitol of Santa Domingo. A new seminary facility has opened and will serve Latin America. A growing number of pastors and deaconesses from the U.S. and Latin America serve these many ministries in the Dominican Republic. As this ministry grows, more and more support is needed for the many missionaries. For more information, go to

For information about planning a mission trip to our ministry in the Dominican Republic, please call the Mission Office, 414-464-8101, or contact Pres. John Wille,