God loves you and so do I. I hope to have the opportunity to get to know you personally and to welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus. We are blessed in Boardman and we invite you to come and share in God’s blessings.
I was ordained in 1981 and began my ministry serving two different 2-point parishes in South Dakota, where our three children were born. In 1991 our family moved to a 3 ½ acre property in Springfield Township and I began serving as pastor of Good Hope. My wife, Nina, retired as an administrative assistant from Youngstown State University and continues to serve as one of Good Hope’s organists.
Our children grew up here, are now married, moved away, and have given us five grandchildren with whom we enjoy spending time. We also enjoy adventures, reading, flowers, and spending time in the Rocky Mountains. We love trout fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities, but our greatest passion in life is sharing our Heavenly Father’s love for us and for all people.
As the pastor of Good Hope, I am especially excited about our participation in the commitment of the NALC to discipleship. At Good Hope we define a disciple as “a follower of Jesus who is maturing and multiplying.” I look forward to helping you grow in your relationship with the Lord and in His call to make disciples.
Lay Ministry Assistant
Sunday School Superintendent / Youth Director
Keith Deak (temporary)
Donna Flick (temporary)
Sr. Choir Director