Men and Women at War – Who Cares?

We care. Join us on Monday, November 10th to learn from
Colonel Rev. William Brunold how we can better reach out to
and care for the men, women, and families of our military.

We are Christ’s people in El Paso, His Church, and we care deeply for the men, women, and families serving in our nation’s military.  God cares for them and we are eager to learn more how we might serve God in their lives.  On Nov. 10th (the day before Veterans Day), Colonel Brunold will visit El Paso, coming to us from the LCMS Ministry of Armed Forces “Operation Barnabus.”  He is an expert willing to share his knowledge in ministering to military and their families.

Therefore we are pleased to invite all Zion members and leaders of other churches to an evening dinner and a presentation by Colonel Rev. William Brunold. Please mark Monday, November 10th on your calendars for dinner at 6pm and his presentation at 6:45pm in the Fellowship Hall of Zion Lutheran Church.  Please RSVP for the event by emailing or calling the Zion church office at 915-566-4667.  We hope to gather a large crowd of Christ-loving Lutherans to learn from Colonel Brunold and grow in our outreach and care for those around us.


Colonel William L. Brunold
Pastor (Colonel) William L. Brunold has a distinguished record of church and military

He has served Iglesia Luterana El Calvario (Calvary Lutheran Church), Brownsville, Texas; Faith Lutheran Church, Calexico, Calif.; Emmaus Lutheran Church, Alhambra, Calif.; First Lutheran Church, Burbank, Calif.; and Trinity Lutheran Church, Norwalk, Calif. Brunold was commissioned as a chaplain in the California Army National Guard in 1982 where he served in the 2nd Brigade 40th Infantry Division. He transferred into the U.S. Army Reserve and served in the 155th S&S Battalion, South El Monte, Calif.; the 2nd Brigade 91st   Division (E), Norco, Calif.; and the 311th COSCOM, Los Angeles, Calif., until mobilized with the 377th Theater Support Command in 2004. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as the 377th TSC (FWD) Command Chaplain from 2004 to 2005. He was mobilized for a second time with the 647th Area Support Group in El Paso, Texas, and assigned as the Staff Chaplain for the 647th ASG (Forward) at Fort Bliss, Texas, from 2005 to 2006. He then was assigned to the 63rd Regional Readiness Command as the Command Chaplain from December 2006 until July 2009. On Aug. 1, 2009, he was assigned as Command Chaplain of the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Los Angeles, Calif. Brunold completed his military career as Command Chaplain of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, Los Alamitos, Calif., and retired from the active reserve on Dec. 2, 2011.

Brunold’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal(with two oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the National Defense Medal with Bronze Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (two awards), the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon two awards).

Brunold graduated from San Diego State University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1978 with a Master of Divinity. His military education includes the Chaplain Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and Command and General Staff College. He completed the Installation Chaplain’s Course and the Chaplain Resource Manager Course.

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