In partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, FLC supports Patrick and Jacqueline Bencke in Kumamoto-she, Japan.
They are a husband/wife team with a family. Patrick and Jackie Bencke have served in Japan since 2006. They are both faculty at Kyushu Lutheran College in Kumamoto, Japan, a city of 700,000 located about 1000 km southwest of Tokyo.
Patrick serves as a teacher of English at the college and Jackie serves as an assistant with music programs (organists, choir, etc.) Both of them work with the Lutheran church community, serving two parishes with music ministries and related support work.