Greetings! We are the Trozzo’s – Eric, Wendolyn, Dante, and Caedmon. We live in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. We are privileged to serve the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and BCCM (Basel Christian Church of Malaysia) as missionaries. We have lived in Malaysia for 4 years so far. We are blessed to meet our sisters and brothers in the faith, to journey together and experience God’s love for all creation.
We have been married 16 years. We met at a Lutheran summer camp as counselors, and spent our engagement in the wilds of Big Bend National Park, as part of a worker-priest ministry there. Before joining Global Mission, we pastored a church in Chatham, New Jersey for 6 years. Our sons, Dante and Caedmon, are 12 and 9 years old and are excited to live in Malaysia, where we can dive in the South China Sea and every morning greet the majestic Mt. Kinabalu.
Eric is currently the director of the Lutheran Study Centre at Sabah Thological Seminary. He is also a professor of theology, ethics, and history at the seminary where he enjoys his work with students, colleagues, pastors, and leaders of the BCCM. BCCM stands for Basel Christian Church of Malaysia. The name Basel traces roots back to Swiss missionaries who went to China, where the BCCM has its roots. Eric also visits other seminaries in Southeast Asia, building connections that build up the Church. Wendolyn has begun a 1-year Masters of Theology program as a full-time student, with long-term plans of teaching at the Seminary. Wendolyn is also support staff, meaning she keeps track of home, kids’ schooling, and connections with congregations in the USA, as well as helping with various tasks at the Lutheran Study Centre.
We say that we are “Flung Forth Anew” because at each stage of our lives, God has led us and often surprised us with where we ended up – where in the world, and where in our spiritual journeys. Again and again, God’s Spirit flings us out and so we pack our bags and look ahead. From the US to Malaysia to India and beyond, we celebrate the mission that we all share to witness to God’s love in and for all creation.