The Rev. Dr. Robert R. LaRochelle will be installed as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in a ceremony planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
“Pastor Bob” has most recently served as pastor at Christ the King Lutheran in Windsor and as a sabbatical pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wethersfield.
In addition to his work in church ministry, since 1989 he has been a counselor in the South Windsor school system, a position from which he is retiring this June.
LaRochelle is the author of seven books, including Crossing the Street, an in-depth exploration of Catholicism and Protestantism in relation to one another, and Part Time Pastor, Full Time Church, which has served as a resource for many churches throughout the country.
LaRochelle has been married since 1980 to Patricia Coppinger LaRochelle. They have three children and a granddaughter.
-- Press Release
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