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The Rev. Sue Fritz to serve Trinity Church

| Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 7:35 p.m.
The Rev. Sue Fritz

Trinity United Church of Christ in Greensburg has called the Rev. Sue Fritz of Gibraltar, near Reading, as its full-time pastor after completing a two-year search to fill its pulpit.

The congregation at 139 N. Main St. voted unanimously for Fritz.

Dr. Jane Young, a Presbyterian minister, has filled the pulpit during the search.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Fritz is married to the Rev. Sterling Fritz, pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Gibraltar.

She is a 2012 graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary, where she earned a master's of divinity degree and had served as a class representative for the Seminary Community Council on the Educational Life Board.

She is the recipient of the Nevin R. Frantz Prize in Rural Church Ministry, awarded by the seminary and cited as “a seminarian showing promise in rural pastorate work.”

Fritz is an active member of the Reading Ministerium and has completed two units of clinical pastoral education at Reading Hospital, where she had worked as a chaplain.

She has served as interim pastor of the Bern Reformed United Church of Christ and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from York College of Pennsylvania, where she graduated in 1982, and a master's degree in human resources management from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore, where she graduated in 1988. In addition, she worked for a local tax preparer, managing the financial records of 45 small businesses.

Fritz will begin her ministry at Trinity United Church of Christ this month.

Her installation service will be held later.

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