Ministry Partners

Sauk Valley UNITE

Sauk Valley UNITE is a hometown mission trip for students going into 8th grade through those graduating 12th grade and adult leaders. During the three and a half day service event, youth paint houses for people in Sterling and Rock Falls who are unable to do it themseves.

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Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center is over 600 acres of year-round retreat and camping in the heart of the Rock River Valley of Northwestern Illinois. Your group will have an amazing experience led by our qualified and friendly staff surrounded by our beautiful forest and prairie.

As a ministry of the ELCA congregations in Illinois; LOMC serves as the Church in outdoor settings, nurturing Christian faith and providing experiences connecting the Word of God with the World of God.


Tri-Church is a partnership in the gospel between three ELCA Lutheran Congregations: St. John’s of Sterling, St. Paul of Sterling, and Immanuel of Rock Falls. This collaboration in mission and ministry allows us to serve in ways we would not be able to on our own. We are the church together!

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Daudi and Kellen


Daudi and Kellen Msseemmaa are ELCA missionaries and serve as Regional Representatives in East Africa. Based in Arusha, Tanzania, the Msseemmaas work with Lutheran churches throughout the region and nurture relationships between the ELCA and its partners. Daudi and Kellen have 3 children: Shalom, Shaddai, and Solomon.

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