The Reverend Lauren Lorincz is an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ and has served as the Pastor of Colchester Federated Church in Colchester, Connecticut since 2017 (a congregation affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches). Originally from Wadsworth, Ohio—Pastor Lauren grew up in the UCC 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’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.