Rev. Lauren Lorincz, Pastor
The Reverend Lauren Lorincz has served as the Pastor of
Colchester Federated Church since 2017. Originally from Wadsworth, Ohio, Pastor Lauren
grew up in the United Church of Christ and she’s passionate about
preaching the Gospel, teaching the stories of the
Christian faith, and serving others as Christ calls us. Pastor Lauren graduated magna cum laude from Elon University with a
Bachelor’s Degree in History, and with honors from Andover Newton Theological
School with a Master of Divinity Degree.
She previously served as the Solo Pastor of a UCC congregation in
Massachusetts for six years.
Pastor Lauren is part of the Next Generation Leadership
Initiative (NGLI) of the UCC, a program that seeks out promising young clergy
for leadership learning and development to build up the Church of the
future. Additionally, she's an Andover Newton Fellow, serving as a mentor and role model for students affiliated with Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School. Pastor Lauren is also part of the Connecticut Conference UCC Korean Partnership and the New London Association UCC Council. She loves being involved in the wider church and being part of such an historic, dynamic, and welcoming congregation at CFC. Just for fun, Pastor Lauren enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies,
cheering for her beloved Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians, and taking
her foxhound on long walks. Feel free to check out Pastor Lauren's Blog to read sermons and reflections along the way.