About Mission Nation Publishing

Christian missionaries from all over the world live in the United States and preach the gospel. Their work is the focus of Mission Nation Publishing. The organization is driven to share their stories and the reality of their sacrifices. Featuring families from across the globe on assignments in every corner of the country, Mission Nation Publishing highlights their experiences in books and on video.

Thank you for your interest in mission work. Supporting missionaries spreads the word of God. Praying for families on mission fields and holding them close in your heart, provides strength and protection. Please continue reading and learning about the people and purpose of Mission Nation Publishing.

Board Members of Mission Nation Publishing Co.


Dr. Robert Scudieri, President and Publisher: a Lutheran pastor for thirty eight years, as a parish pastor, the Mission Executive for the English District and for eighteen years in his last call, the head of missions  in North America for his denomination, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Many Korean, Indian, Chinese, Hispanic, African, Japanese, blind, deaf, Jewish, Pakistani and Hmong leaders and congregations owe their membership in the Synod to the work of Dr. Scudieri.

Janis McDaniels

Janis Mc Daniels: Member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Current member of the LCMS Board for National Mission. Carolinas District LWML Public Relations Director.


Mr. John Friend: retired Vice President of Advanced Sterilization, a Johnson and Johnson Company. He has also served on the board of regents of Concordia University, Irvine.

Yared Halche

Dr. Yared Halche: Mission and Ministry Facilitator for Southeast District, LCMS. Chairman of the North American Mission Executives. After immigrating from Ethiopia, Yared completed a doctorate in missiology from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, Ind. 

Ben Haupt

Prof. Ben Haupt, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Benjamin Haupt is associate provost, assistant professor of Practical Theology and director of Library Services at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He oversees the Seminary’s recruitment and admissions team, and serves as a liaison to faculty and staff involved in accomplishing the Seminary’s enrollment goals related to its residential, distance and multiethnic Ministerial Formation programs and Advanced Studies programs. Haupt has been a faculty member since 2013. 

Ross Stroh (2)(1)

Ross Stroh, Treasurer - Executive Director of Accounting, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. 

Melissa Salomon

Melissa Salomon. Melissa is a missionary in SW California and Northern Mexico. She was instrumental in beginning the LWML's national "Heart to Heart" ministry that brings women from different immigrant groups to the LWML for leadership development. 

Eloy Gonzalez

Rev. Eloy Gonzalez. Eloy has served the Lord in many ways - as pastor, as teacher at the Hispanic Institute, as second Vice President of the Texas District, as President of the LCMS Hispanic Conference. 

Bob Oros

Mr. Bob Oros   President, Business Development Resources, Inc. Bob Oros' marketing career spans over forty years within multiple consumer product categories. His expertise resides within new product & new business development and innovation having identified and commercialized several successful entries since 1966, a number of which spawned entirely new categories within their respective industries.

Dan Gilbert

Rev. Dr. Dan Gilbert, Retired District President of the LCMS Northern Illinois District. Dan's focus while DP was "New starts new disciples." His laser focus brought God's love and many new souls to Jesus. In retirement Dan works with the Lutheran Church Extension Fund to help churches increase mission capacity. With Mission Nation Dan interviews missionaries via Zoom, is beginning a blog with Sarah Seying and chairs the Mission Nation Board meetings. According to Dan,  “It always comes down to the same thing: more people hearing the Good News of Jesus; after all, that's how they come to faith in him.”

Sarah Seying

Sarah Seying. Recent graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a major in Hospitality and Event Management and a minor in Missions. Now serves as Admissions Coordinator at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.” She is developing a podcast with Pres. Dan Gilbert titled, "This Could Work On A Mission Field."

Terry Chan

Rev. Terrence Chan: Terry served as the head of the Chinese Ministry Task Force for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as well as serving on the Synod’s national mission board. Today he is a missionary pastor in San Francisco while working on a doctorate whose theme is, “Moving from Homogeneity to Diversity in LCMS Churches.”