FALLBROOK – The Rev. Aaron Pingel has returned to Zion Lutheran Church in Fallbrook after 15 years serving the Lord in the Midwest. Pingel served in Fallbrook in 2001-2002, during his training year of vicarage under Zion’s previous pastor, the Rev. Mark Demel.
Pingel will be serving to equip Zion’s members to meet the challenges of life through weekly messages and his passion “for teaching Bible class and digging into the text,” aided by his adept understanding of Greek and Hebrew. He is currently leading a video series on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther’s revelatory understanding of God’s gift of forgiveness and grace offered freely to each person.
Pingel said he feels the Lord has prepared him for ministry at Zion through his experience with previous parishes in Nebraska, South Dakota and Ohio where his passion for children’s ministries grew. He will work with the students and families of Zion Christian School and Preschool, both situated on the Zion campus. He said he hopes that the Zion family will connect with the Fallbrook Christian community and all residents of Fallbrook.
He and his wife, Kara, have been blessed with six sons, who range in age from 14 years to nine months, and have lost a daughter in infancy. Kara Pingel mothers their six sons while diving into ministry with talent and confidence beside her husband.
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