It was in 2009 that Rev’d Goodman became the 12th pastor of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata PA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Millersville University of PA as well as a Master of Divinity from the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Myerstown PA. He also earned a Master of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Presently Pastor Goodman is a Doctor of Ministry student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN. Rev’d Goodman is a veteran of the United States Navy and is the "husband of one wife" to Sharon. They have two children. In 2016 Rev'd Goodman was appointed to serve as chaplain to the Ephrata police department. 


Rev'd Goodman is available for confession and absolution Thursdays before the Divine Service (6:00pm) and by appointment. Please contact him if you are in hospital and would like a pastoral visit and annointing of the sick.


When he his not serving at Salem, Pastor Goodman enjoys Navy and Millersville university athleticsPhillies baseball and reading theology and history. Please join Pastor Goodman in his study at the church for afternoon tea/coffee during the week. Contact Rev'd Goodman by email:

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