Staff

The Rev. Paul Lutz
Pastor – Retired July 1, 2022

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


Brian Muller
Music Ministry Director

Brian Muller joined the staff of Prince of Peace in October 2021.  Previously he had served as the Minister of Music and Organist at Zion Lutheran Church in Stamford for over 20 years with prior appointments in Norwalk and Rowayton.

He began his church career as a teenager, regularly leading music for worship in his home church of Faith Lutheran, New Port Richey, Florida. He went on to receive a B.S. in Music Education and church service at Concordia College, Bronxville, NY, where he studied organ under Dr. Richard Heschke and choral conducting under Ralph C. Schultz.  Establishing a new home in Norwalk shortly after graduation, he returned to school and received his M.S. in Music Education at Western Connecticut State University, where he continued his choral training under Dr. Kevin Issacs.

A life-long Lutheran and active educator, conductor, and musician, he currently holds a post with New Canaan Country School as part of the Performing Arts Faculty as well as the Music Director of the Norwalk Community Chorale, reshaping and transforming its programs to meet the needs of the community, while striving for musical integrity and growth.  He has held membership in the Connecticut Music Educator Association (CMEA), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and the American Guild of Organists (AGO). He also served on the Connecticut Commission for the Arts as a music-choral panelist and as a music consultant for the New England Saengerbund Society.