Pastor Geoff Cortright
Pastor Geoff Cortright is the founding pastor of Saviour of the Nations, serving since 2009. Prior to serving at Saviour of the Nations, Pastor Geoff served at Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church in Red Deer, Alberta, from 2008–2014.
Pastor Geoff graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, in May of 2008. He did his undergraduate work at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. In addition, he has studied abroad at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Leipzig, Germany, part of our sister synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Germany. In 2005, he served as a summer missionary intern in Lilongwe, Malawi where he also met his wife Alicia. He served as a vicar (a pastoral intern) at Holy Word Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas and for one year as a high school teacher in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, teaching religion, German, and coaching track.
Pastor Geoff and his wife Alicia have one son, Silas, and in February 2017 adopted a second child, Hannah Satomi, from Japan.
The Cortright family enjoys camping and backpacking in our Canadian wilderness. Pastor Geoff also enjoys running trails in the Vancouver area and is attempting to learn Mandarin.