Pastor Ken Aune had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home in Wisconsin where Christ was trusted and honored. His parents took the family with them to church multiple times each week. What a wonderful heritage!

Ken accepted Christ as his Savior and Lord as a child and reconfirmed that trust and commitment on several occasions as a teenager. As a young teen, he sensed God’s call to pastoral ministry. He pursued that sense of call by attending Trinity College, and then Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (both located in Deerfield, Illinois and owned by Trinity's denomination, the Evangelical Free Church of America).

After completing a Master of Divinity degree, the Lord took him first to Hastings, NE to serve a small and relatively new church. He served that congregation for 16 years, seeing much growth and development of ministry that resulted in great impact upon the community. There he also met his wife, Cindy, when she arrived to work in ministry with another church in town.

The Aunes have been married 31 years and have been blessed by God with three children, who are adults now. All three are now married, so their family has grown in recent years.

The Aunes moved to Cary, NC in June 1994 to plant an Evangelical Free Church in this fast growing community, a suburb of Raleigh. A Core Group was developed that year and the church was launched with public worship in April 1995.

Pastor Ken has had the privilege and joy of pastoring Trinity Community Church for nearly 14 years. Deep commitment to Christ and a desire to serve Him, using gifts and opportunities He has given, is characteristic of most of our members and regular attendees.

Pastor Aune’s main spiritual gift is teaching, so his foremost emphasis is expositional preaching and teaching adult Sunday School classes on a regular basis. It is his passion to help Trinity people know the Bible and theological issues well in order to know Christ well, and to live by His standards as they embrace a Biblical worldview.

Pastor Ken has a deep commitment to the larger body of churches known as the Evangelical Free Church, of which Trinity is a part, so is actively involved in the credentialing of pastors and others in ministry in the district (EFCA-SE). As such, he serves as the Chairman of the Committee on Ministerial Standing for the Carolinas. The committee examines young pastors for ministerial licensure and ordination.