After a few short-term mission trips both in the US and abroad, Deanne learned God was calling her to pursue long term missions. Deanne attended Concordia University in Irvine, California while majoring in Lutheran Elementary Education in hopes to serve God through teaching children.
Not only does Deanne have a passion for childcare and teaching, but she also loves traveling and exploring new places. While at CUI, Deanne had an incredible opportunity to accompany a professor to his former mission home in Togo, West Africa, where God showed her that combining teaching and missions would be the perfect combination of utilizing her degree and passion.
God has currently led Deanne to continue her passion in teaching while homeschooling missionary children in Ghana. She’ll live alongside the Federwitz family while assisting in teaching for their 2 younger children.