Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Dave Goscha was born n Nebraska, raised in Kansas, and received his college and law school education from Oklahoma.
He received his undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma Law School.
Dave joined the Oklahoma Bar Association the same year and practiced law in Oklahoma City until he entered active duty with the Army.
Additionally, Dave graduated from the Defense Language Institute in California, graduating with an LLM from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Virginia, and graduating from the Command and General Staff College in Kansas where he would eventually teach students in pursuit of their Master’s Degree.
He is currently enrolled in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of an MDiv degree.
In the Army, Dave initially enlisted as a Military Intelligence Linguist. After graduating from Advanced Individual Training, he was selected for service in the Army JAG Corps. He has served as an attorney in the US Army since that time, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He will retire from active duty in 2024.
Dave has been married to Shelley for over thirty years. They have three adult children: Isaac, Zoe, and Gracie.
In their journey, Dave and Shelley have taught and led all ages of children in the church (nursery to youth), including service in AWANA, directing children’s performances, and leading VBS.
Most recently, Dave spent three years as the director of children’s church in Lansing, Kansas.
He enjoys running, although his pace is slow. Embarrassingly slow. He has run nine full marathons and looks forward to completing his tenth before giving up on that hobby.
He is a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Chicago Cubs. Eating good barbeque is important, but not as important as date night and long walks with Shelley.
Some have accused him of drinking entirely too much coffee. He disagrees, considering his fascination with coffee as a good form of snobbery. Dave also tolerates typing about himself in the third person … oh wait, Dave went for another run with the Cubs game playing in his earphones.