Staff

The Rev. Paul Lutz, Pastor 

Paul Lutz was called to Prince of Peace in May 2019. He and his wife, Janet, relocated from the greater Philadelphia, PA, area, where he served for seven years as Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale, the largest Lutheran congregation on the east coast. Previously he served the Director for Adult Education in the churchwide offices the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). He has also served congregations in Princeton Junction, NJ, Old Saybrook, CT, and Lawrence, MA.

Pastor Lutz is an accomplished biblical storyteller, sought after teacher and preacher. He served on staff of the ELCA Senior Pastor Training program, the Book of Faith Initiative, and Living Faith: A Call to Discipleship. He has published several articles, bible studies and adult education resources.

Pastor Lutz graduated from Central Connecticut State College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He also holds a Master of Religious Education from Boston College. He and his wife, Janet Bender Lutz, have adult two daughters, Erika and Morgan. The couple lives in Brookfield, CT.

Contact Pastor Lutz at 203-775-9070 or poppastorpaul@sbcglobal.net

A Message from our Seminary Intern

A recent graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, with a Masters of Arts in Public Leadership, I returned to Philadelphia to complete my Masters of Divinity in Pursuit of Ordained Ministry, which is what has brought me here to Prince of Peace.   Previously,  I spent a year teaching in Hungary, through Young Adults in Global Mission,  almost four years working with autistic and developmentally disabled young adults, and many summers as a staff member at Camp Calumet.   I’m a big New England sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.  I love following the UConn Basketball team, especially during March Madness.  I love spending time outside, especially hiking and kayaking.  I’m definitely looking exploring many of the great outdoor spaces here in the area.

Dan Purtell

**after spending three years as an intern at Prince of Peace, Dan will be moving on to his first call as a Pastor at

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
345 Main Street in Sturbridge, MA

His last Sunday at Prince of Peace is scheduled to be June 9th.

you can reach dan at email: daniel.purtell@gmail.com