Our Pastor

It was in 2009 that the Rev’d Jeffrey h. Goodman was called as the 12th pastor of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ephrata, PA. He previously 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. a further Master of Sacred Theology degree was earned from the former Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Pastor Goodman completed his studies with a doctor of ministry degree earned at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN.  


previous to his service in the church Rev'd Goodman served in the United States Navy with the fleet marine force. 


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: Pastor@salemephrata.org

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