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About Our Pastor

Pastor Tony Pflughoeft began serving as pastor at Christ the Vine in July of 2022. Pastor Pflughoeft was born in El Paso, TX, and grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI. He holds a B.A. with an emphasis in Classical Biblical languages from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. He received his M.Div. from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI in 2022. As part of his preparation for the pastoral ministry, he spent a year as a vicar (pastoral intern) at Hope Lutheran Church in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Pastor Pflughoeft married his wife, Erin, in December of 2018. God has blessed them with two children.

His personal interests include listening to podcasts, exploring the city, and watching sports.


Pastor Pflughoeft is passionate about proclaiming the love of Jesus to the people of Christ the Vine and the people of the greater Temecula area.

Please click here to email Pastor Pflughoeft.

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