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Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

My name is Donald Wolfgang and I serve as the Senior Pastor here at Pathfinder Church.  My beautiful wife of over 30 years is Jacqueline.  We have three adult boys, Corey, Brandon and Ian.  I was born in Pottsville, Pa. grew up near Detroit and we now reside in Portage Mi.

My first career after high school was in the US Navy.  I spent 24 years in the service of our nation as a nuclear submariner.  I retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 2006 and have been in full time ministry ever since.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Manufacturing Technology from Eastern Michigan University with a cross town degree in Military Science at University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Financial Mgt. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master’s in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.

I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and have served several churches in the South Georgia Conference before being appointed to Pathfinder here in Michigan.  Appointments include: Associate Pastor at Kingsland 1st UMC, Senior Pastor at Woodbine UMC, Waverly Hall and Ellerslie churches.  Jackie and I moved back home to MIchigan in July of 2016.


My life scripture is - 1 Corinthians 3:6-7New Living Translation (NLT)

6 I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. 7 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.