Grace Lutheran Church to install new pastor

Grace Lutheran Church to install new pastor


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