Dean Donovan was born and raised in Milford; Dean’s father was organist at Christ Church Milford in the early 1960s. His family attended Christmas eve service here throughout his childhood.
Dean attended Lee University, majoring in Education. He spent 21 years in retail as manager, District Manager, Regional, New Store Coordinator, and Corporate Trainer. He worked for Confederate Stores of Virginia, The May Department Stores, and Bally of Switzerland. His career took him to Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Newport News, Richmond, and Arlington, VA. As well as Southern California and Washington D.C.
Dean moved back to Delaware in 1999 and was confirmed in 2000 at Christ Church Milford. He is a member of All Saints/St. Georges Parish in Rehoboth Beach and is Music Director with his partner Thom Pemberton at Metropolitan Community Church-Rehoboth. Dean is also a member of The Lisa Mathena Team, with Patterson Schwartz Real Estate, and he watches his 3 grandchildren after school.