PASTOR  RAEBEL  with Faith from 1987-2018

Pastor Jared Raebel was born on November 28, 1959.  He graduated from Lafayette High School, Red Lake Falls, MN. in 1978. He attended Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN, for one year before transferring to Concordia College St. Paul, St. Paul, MN.  In 1982, Pastor Raebel graduated from Concordia with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Physical Education concentration.

In the fall of 1982, he began his professional career by teaching 7th grade at Trinity Lutheran in Davenport, IA...the following year he enrolled at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.  In 1987 Pastor Raebel graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.  Later that year he was installed as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Demotte, where he continues to serve.
In 1989, he married Cecilia Paulma. They have two children, Micah, born in 1990, and Seth, born in 1993.

Pastor's usual office hours are from 8:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. He can be scheduled for appointments outside of those office hours by calling 987-3730 or emailing

Pastor Raebel stands ready to serve your spiritual needs. Feel free to seek counsel or visit our pastor, even if you are not a member
"Growing Through Living God's Word"

25 years at Faith
31 total years
Family Life
2018-2019  Intentional Interim Pastor
Pastor Karl A. Frincke and his wife Susan (nee Baringer) live in Fort Wayne where they retired after serving 16 years at Concordia Lutheran Church, she as a Kindergarten teacher, he as Senior Pastor. He is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the 5th generation of LCMS pastors.

Previously, Pr Karl served a dual parish in Ontario, Canada (1975-1982). He also served in Lancaster, PA from 1982-1993. Moving to Fort Wayne, he served as Director of Pastoral Services and Social Worker at Byron Health Center before serving Concordia. After retirement in 2011 he was trained as an Intentional Interim Pastor and has served three congregations part-time in this capacity: Trinity, Hammond; St. John's, Kendallville; and Emmanuel, Van Wert, Ohio. He has also served three vacancies: Wapakoneta, Ohio, Prince of Peace, Goshen, IN, and the two-point parish: Zion, Woodburn, IN and Mt. Calvary, Antwerp, OH.

Pastor Karl and Susan live in Fort Wayne with their children and grandchildren: Jonathan and his wife Jessica (sons: Elijah, Sidney and Julian); Kara and her husband Sean Bratton; and Dave and his wife Bethany (daughters Lily and Elizabeth Joy, and sons Gideon and Zadok).

The Frincke Home
7420 Holden Drive
Fort Wayne ~ IN 46835
260-466-5121 (cell)