Zion Lutheran Church Marengo, IL

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Associate Pastor Rev. Patrick Galligar

Greetings and God’s Peace!!!

My wife, Gina and I moved into the area following my acceptance of the call to serve Zion as an associate pastor in December 2019.

Our oldest son, Tim and his wife, Amanda live in Indianapolis where he is a Lutheran Junior High School teacher at St. John Indianapolis. Our youngest son, Sean, is planning to graduate in the spring of 2020 from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also engaged to be married in November 2020 to Sammie Zahrobsky.

Coming to Zion has been a little like coming home for Gina and I. She was born and raised in Chicago and still has family in the area. She currently serves at Gilberts Elementary School as a Speech Therapist, working with kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students.

I spent the formative years of my life in Aurora, IL, where one of my sisters still lives. As the youngest of five kids, I learned at an early age how to defuse conflict, foster healthy discussions, and how not to get into trouble😊 All these things have become more helpful as I follow God’s call in the role of pastor. It is my joy to serve alongside Pastor Ripke in the Marengo community, proclaiming Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and reaching.

The Cubs are my favorite sports team, with the Bears right behind them in my heart. Reese Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite candy. My dream vacation would include Spring Training Tickets to see the Cubs in Mesa, AZ with Gina. The best part of most weeks for me are the times when I am able to connect with people around things that truly matter to them.


Please feel free to connect with me through the church office when there are ways in which I can be helpful to you.


Blessings in Christ.