Pastor Dan Rautenberg

Native American Mission

Field Coordinator

Pastor Howard  Mohlke

Apache  Christian Training School  (ACTS) Director 

The Start of Something New

Our ministry began with the Joint Synod's desire to spread the gospel to those who did not know Jesus. Excited about prospective mission work, the Synod began to search for locations to begin this ministry. By 1892, Arizona had railroads and no Lutheran presence, so it was decided that missionaries would be sent to the Apache in what was then the territory of Arizona.