Pastor Daniel Golden was called to serve God’s people at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Parkersburg, West Virginia, following 2021 graduation at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Pastor Golden was ordained June 13, 2021 at his home church Calvary Lutheran in Waterloo, NY, followed by his installation at St. Paul on June 19, 2021. He and his wife Julie have five children:  Alexander, Emily, Nicholas, Casey, and Kelly.

Pastor was born in Elmira, NY in 1976. He was baptized into Christ on Palm Sunday in 2011 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on Christmas Eve of the same year.

Before being called into pastoral ministry, Pastor Golden worked most of his adult life as a store manager for Walmart, Kohl’s and Harbor Freight Tools. From 2015-2017, he began to pursue a certification in Lay Ministry through Concordia University Wisconsin to help out at church. In 2017, Pastor and his family moved to Fort Wayne to begin seminary, and he received a Master of Divinity degree in 2021.

Pastor and his family most enjoy hiking, biking, and just about anything outdoors. His favorite verse is Psalm 55:22: “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Pastor Golden can be reached at any time by email at [email protected].