Rev. Eric T. Eichinger
Pastor “Eich” loves to share the “Glory Story” of Christ in creative ways. He earned a B.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University, where he also ran varsity Track & Field. Upon graduation he served two years as a youth-worker in New York, and two more years with LCMS World Mission in China where he met his wife, Kara. With a developed passion in missions, Eric sought a four-year Masters of Divinity program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. In 2006 he was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod at his home congregation of Zion Lutheran in Kalamazoo, MI. His first Call was to Faith Lutheran Church & School, Eustis FL where he served until 2014. Additionally during that time he also served six years as a pastoral counselor for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of the Florida/Georgia District.
Eric and Kara relish life together with their three children. Amid work and family, he also enjoys writing, film, classical music, reading, U2, playing guitar, running, cheering for any Detroit sports teams, and dressing his children in Michigan State green and white on College Game Day Saturdays. Eric notes that most of these activities can increase with enjoyment when good coffee is included.
Mrs. Jeannie Hughes