Week Eight August 13 - 20, 2016

The Rev. Lucille Lydia Fritz


Lucille is from Barnesville, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Mahanoy    Area High School, Lucille attended Ursinus College and Andover Newton  Theological School

In her over 28 years of ordained ministry, Lucille has ministered in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Illinois, Oxford, Connecticut, and Shelton, CT. She has been a member of the United Church of Christ her whole life.

Lucille is presently at Huntington Congregational Church, U.C.C. in Shelton, CT. She is their first called female pastor. Her main focus is  increasing the spirituality of the congregation: their connection with God and with one another. Since Lucille’s arrival in 2009, a handicapped accessible bathroom was installed, a church owned rental property was sold, improvements were made to the church buildings, and the congregation entered the Open and Affirming process.

Lucille serves as the president of the Shelton Clergy Association, as member of the Committee on Church and Ministry the Fairfield East Association,          volunteer on-call chaplain at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT and serves on the Pastoral Care Advisory Board as chair. Lucille is also trained in the Critical   Incident Debriefing Process.

Her ministerial strength lies in her worship leadership and pastoral care abilities.  Lucille has been divorced since 1993. She has one feline “son”, Micah.