Missionaries / Rev. Carl and Kelsey Grulke

Serving Botswana

Rev. Carl and Kelsey Grulke

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Meet the Missionary

Rev. Carl and Kelsey Grulke have been missionaries with Lutheran Bible Translators since 2016. They share a love for the Word of God and for helping it come alive in the hearts of those who hear the Good News. Carl loves exploring the local languages and uncovering how they can reflect who God is. Kelsey enjoys helping others understand God’s story in new ways through technology, the arts, and other innovative methods.

Carl and Kelsey have served in Botswana since 2018. Carl is currently working as Program Director – Southern Africa and Exegete and Kelsey as Scripture Engagement Coordinator among the people of Botswana.

Carl and Kelsey have five children: MaryJane, Audrey, Judah, Gideon, and Isaac.

From the Field

  • Prayer Letter

    Mar 2024

  • Prayer Letter

    Dec 2023

  • Prayer Letter

    July 2023

  • Prayer Letter

    Apr 2023

  • Podcast

    Transforming Lives

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Program Partnerships

See the programs that Carl and Kelsey Grulke have helped support, bringing God’s Word to communities who have not had access to the Bible in their native language.


  • Shekgalagari Bible Translation
  • Botswana Language Exploration Program
  • Wayeyi New Testament Translation

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