I’m not lonely because my father is here.
My father is German.
My father is very good at milking cows.
The kanji and the word are exactly the same. That means they share meanings as well. This is the polite and humble form of father. You use this when you're talking about your own father to other people, especially if you aren't very close to them.
The reading for this word is the same as the one you learned when learning the kanji.