Meet Messiah’s Pastor – Pastor Curtis Golm

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Pastor Curtis Golm was raised as one of four children in a small farming community in southwestern Michigan.

He graduated from his hometown high school in 1979.  In 1985 he began studying for the public ministry by entering a pre-seminary training program at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.  In the fall of 1988 he began his formal seminary education at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin.

After his second year of seminary, he received a call to serve the congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Australia.  He spent a total of 15 months working in Australia, thoroughly enjoying his time in service to his Australian brothers and sisters.

He spent a year of internship at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Michigan.

He married his wife, Janet, in 1993, just one day after graduating from seminary and they are richly blessed with four wonderful children.

His first post-graduate assignment was to serve as a missionary to Zambia in south central Africa.  After three and half years on the mission field the Golms returned stateside where Pastor Golm would serve a congregation in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Pastor Golm was called to serve at Messiah in April of 2008, first as a part-time interim pastor, then eventually as the full-time permanent pastor.

His interests lie in his family and in the members of Messiah.  He loves to sing and play the drums, and also enjoys golfing.

With all the adventures that he has experienced, serving at Messiah is no less an honor or privilege.  The work that the Lord Jesus has for him and the members of Messiah yet to accomplish is exciting to contemplate.