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 (now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity 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. She appreciates being involved in the wider church and being part of such an historic, dynamic, and welcoming congregation at CFC. Pastor Lauren's fiancé, Neill Ostrout, is the Sports Editor of the Journal Inquirer. She knew that he was truly "the one" when he became a fan of the Cleveland Browns for her. Just for fun, Pastor Lauren enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, and cheering for her beloved Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, and Indians. Feel free to check out Pastor Lauren's Blog to read sermons and reflections along the way.