Rev. Dr. Dennis Goff
Senior Pastor - St. Michael
Rev. Dr. Dennis Goff was born in Columbus OH, the youngest of four children born to Loran and Miriam Goff. He graduated from Oviedo High School, Oviedo FL followed by a year at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. It was during his freshman year at college that he was led to go into the ministry and transferred to Concordia College, Ann Arbor MI before going on to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO. He was ordained at his home church, Ascension Lutheran Church, Casselberry FL.
Dennis’ first pastoral call was to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hammond LA, followed by a call to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakeland FL, and then Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Ham Lake MN. He then received a call from Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) to serve as Vice President of Agency Services for the Capital Funding Services of LCEF before accepting the position as Director of Ministry Programs for The Lutheran Foundation here in Fort Wayne.
In addition to receiving a M.Div. degree from Concordia Seminary, he also holds a MA degree in English Literature from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond LA and a D.Min. degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO with a concentration in homiletics.
Dennis is married to his wife Laura (nee Bok). Laura works for Marriott Vacations Worldwide as Vice President of Global HR Services. They have two sons, Thad and Theo. Thad lives in Fort Wayne and works for Worship Anew and Summit City Sports. Theo is a pilot for Delta Airlines and is married to Elizabeth. Theo and Elizabeth live in Marietta GA with their 15 month old daughter, Amelia.
Dennis and Laura enjoy traveling with family and friends, spending time with their granddaughter, and are always open to sharing a good meal and wine with old friends and new.