Rev. Claude and Rhoda Houge

Rev. Claude and Rhoda Houge are seasoned missionaries, having served as literacy supervisors with Lutheran Bible Translators in Liberia, West Africa, from 1982-1992. They also served in Ghana and Kenya with LCMS World Mission for 13 years.

Claude served in the LCMS as a teacher, lay minister and pastor in Nebraska, Ohio and California. Rhoda has been a teacher, business manager, office manager, volunteer coordinator and homemaker.

The Houges returned to Lutheran Bible Translators in 2018 as Adjunct Missionaries and taught missionary children in Ghana for two years.  They remain available to help as needed, including representing LBT at church conventions and keeping in touch with other missionaries during difficult times.  Rhoda is working part time from home with the LBT Development Department.

The Houges call Eagan, Minnesota, home and are members of St. Michael’s Lutheran church in Bloomington, Minnesota. They have two sons and three granddaughters.

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