Bob LaRochelle holds a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. He was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, attended Catholic elementary and secondary school as well as college and graduate school. He then served as a Theology instructor in Catholic high schools, a Diocesan level official in adolescent religious education, a parish youth minister and Director of Religious Education. In 1989, he was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate and served in that capacity until 1998. After a period of study to discern how he would continue to serve the church, he became an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the pastor at the Second Congregational Church in Manchester, CT. He remains deeply committed to ecumenical work within the universal church of Jesus Christ. He has been married to his wife Tricia for 31 years and they are blessed with three children: Brian, Kathleen and Stephen. He is a proud and grateful alumnus of the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of PART-TIME PASTOR, FULL-TIME CHURCH (Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, 2010).
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