Ocoee Oaks Ministry Lead Team


Charla goff, church administrator

Charla graduated form George Washington High School and West Virginia State University. Charla began her work life at Kanawha Valley Bank, and has also served at Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Park Ridge Baptist Church, and has served at Ocoee Oaks for over 20 years.

Charla is originally from West Virginia and has two children and two grandchildren all of whom live in Orlando.

Charla's spiritual gift include administration and service.

Charla says: My passion for ministry comes when I witness a life being changed. Seeing God’s unending love at work and hope for their future.

Charla's favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

Contact Charla at 407-293-0700 or cgoff@ocoeeoaks.org.


Lin lindsay, Kid's Place director

Lin has been a member of the Ocoee Oaks since 2005. Prior to joining the staff as Kid’s Place Director in October 2013, she served in many capacities in the church including the Children’s Ministry, School Board, and Hospitality ministry. Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, Lin is committed to providing our families with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Lin is a proud Florida State Seminole with a Master’s degree in Human Development. Prior to serving as Kid’s Place Director at Ocoee Oaks, Lin worked in Behavioral Healthcare in management positions. She started her management career at Walt Disney World after graduation from college.

Lin has a son who is currently working and completing his college education at UCF.  Lin is excited about building relationships with parents, staff and children as they grow in the love of God and develop their faith in Christ. Lin enjoys time with family, friends, quilting, and traveling. Lin currently coordinates a LIFE Group called Sew and Sow at Ocoee Oaks which makes quilts for Navajo widows in Pine Dale, New Mexico and others in our own community.

One of Lin’s favorite Scriptures is Thessalonians 5:16-18, Always be joyful. Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Contact Lin at 407-293-6650 or llindsay@ocoeeoaks.org.



don thalmann, Church Coordinator

Don attended Saginaw Valley State University where he earned his BBA in Industrial Management & Business Management and his MBA in Finance.

Prior to joining the leadership team at Ocoee Oaks, Don spent 28 years in retail and industrial management with Franklin Covey, Eaton Manufacturing, and Sprint.

Among Don's spiritual gifts are serving through administration, leadership and teaching.

Don's passion for ministry arises from the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people.

Don's favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 1:7, "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self discipline."

Contact Don at 407-293-0700 or dthalmann@ocoeeoaks.org.