Hearts for Jesus

2017 Hearts for Jesus Campaign

The 2017 Hearts for Jesus Campaign will be going to Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann – LCMS missionaries to South Asia.

Hearts For Jesus - Naumann

Portrait of Edward and Monica Naumann, career missionaries to Sri Lanka, along with their family, at the International Center of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on Wednesday, June 11, 2015, in Kirkwood, Mo. LCMS Communications/Frank Kohn

Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as career missionaries in South Asia. In his role as a theological educator, Edward works with local church leaders to train and form new pastors. He also provides ongoing education for those pastors already serving the Church. Through the relationships formed, Edward and Monica share the Gospel with the people in the communities in which they serve and live.

Edward was born in Bellshill, Scotland and grew up in Middlesex, England. He received a master’s degree in Classics from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. He also earned a master’s degree and a doctorate of philosophy degree in Greek and Latin from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Before becoming a missionary, Edward served as an assistant pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Oakmont, Pa. (2013-2015).

Monica is a native of Milwaukee, Wis. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind., and a master’s degree in nursing from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Before serving in South Asia, Monica was a Family Nurse Practitioner (2008-2015). Her hobbies include quilting, sewing, gardening and cooking. Edward and Monica have four boys – Martin, William, Charles and Robert – who join them on the mission field.


Past Hearts for Jesus Campaign Recipients

2016 – Gracie Comfort Dog (Davenport, IA)

2015 – Owen’s Mission
Kristin Matasovsky – Missionary to Africa

2011 – Mission India, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 – Unity Lutheran School – East St. Louis
Trinity First Lutheran School – Minneapolis

2009 – Children’s Christian Concern Society, Topeka, KS

2008 – Lutherans for Life

2005 – Lithuania Project