Pastor Bob Loesch began his ministry with Zion’s United Church of Christ in June 2006—
He was born November 20, 1941 in West Palm Beach, Florida, with his twin brother Bill.
After a childhood living in Melrose, MA, he graduated from Glen Ridge High School, Glen Ridge, NJ in 1959.
Bachelor of Arts (1963), Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; Bachelor of Divinity (1966), Yale University Divinity School, New Haven. Ordained into the United Church of Christ ministry, June 19, 1966 in West Haven, CT; Master of Arts (1971)and Doctor of Ministry (1987) , Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT.
In Connecticut: Pastor North Canaan Congregational Church, North Canaan, (1966-73 FT); Associate Pastor, First Congregational Church, Madison, (1974-76 FT); Pastor, Oakdale United Church of Christ, Oakdale, (1976-78 FT); Pastor Taftville Congregational Church, Tafttville, (1978-83 FT).
In Massachusetts: Associate Pastor, Old First Church, Springfield, (1983-87 FT); Program Director, Palmer Associates, Palmer, (1987-89 FT);
Pastor, Indian Orchard Congregational Church, Springfield, (1991-95 PT);
Interim Pastor, South Deerfield Congregational Church, South Deerfield, (1995-97 PT); Outreach Coordinator, Community Re-Entry Program, Center for Human Development, Springfield, (1989-98 FT); Interim Pastor, Valley Community Church, Agawam, (1998-99 PT); Field Operations Supervisor, United States Bureau of the Census, Worcester, (1998-99 FT); Manager, Local Census Office, United States Bureau of the Census, Springfield, (1999-2000 FT); Interim Pastor, South Deerfield Congregational Church, So Deerfield, (2000-02 PT); Regional Development Coordinator, AFS Intercultural Programs USA, Springfield, (2000-02 FT);
Tour Guide, Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount, Lenox, (2003 FT); Program Coordinator, Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, Holyoke, (2003-06 FT).
In New York state: Pastor, Zion’s United Church of Christ of Taborton, Sand Lake, NY (June 18, 2006– FT)
Pastor Loesch is the father of four children and four grandchildren, who are currently living in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California. A fifth child died in infancy.