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.
The Houges are using their experience in education to homeschool the children of Rev. David and Valerie Federwitz in northern Ghana. They also assist with member care – the emotional, mental and spiritual support of missionaries. Claude will also be available to perform other pastoral duties as requested by David.
Claude served in the LCMS as a teacher, lay minister and pastor (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) in Nebraska, Ohio and California. Rhoda has been a teacher, business manager, office manager, volunteer coordinator and homemaker.
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.