Christ Church United welcomed the Reverend Doctor Peter A. Lovett as its new Settled Pastor of CCU in August 2006. “Pastor Peter” was born in Washington, D.C., the son of a UCC pastor, and spent time over his early years in Virginia, Illinois, and Maryland before graduating from high school in Connecticut. He earned his undergraduate degree from UNH and then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, from 1983 to 1985. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 1989, and was ordained in 1990. In the Spring 2004, Pastor Peter received his Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary.
Pastor Peter served as minister of First Parish, United Church in Westwood, MA from 1994-2006. And prior to that, Pastor Peter served as an Associate Minister in Rhode Island for four years.
Pastor Peter is a deeply spiritual pastor who believes that parish ministry is about “digging deep” through inspired worship, relevant Christian education, “hands-on” mission, and pastoral care. Pastor Peter’s passion for both local and global mission and his modeling a down-to-earth discipleship for the 21st century has helped him to bring about growth and change at CCU. The urban/suburban, open and affirming, and multicultural aspects of CCU are several of the many reasons Pastor Peter enjoys ministering in companionship with CCU in Lowell.
Pastor Peter’s experience and enthusiasm for ministry at CCU, coupled with CCU’s strengths and needs have been a God-inspired combination bringing healing and hope to God’s people at CCU and in the Greater Lowell community.