On June 12, Zion Lutheran Church (780 Grassy Hill Road, Orange) welcomed newly ordained Pastor Joshua Schiff and his family.
Pastor Schiff grew up in Southern Illinois. After returning from Operation Iraqi-Freedom in 2008, he married his best friend and worked for over six years in the State Correctional System. During his time working in Corrections, he completed his undergraduate education and his first graduate degree. He then left Corrections to pursue his dream of becoming a Lutheran pastor. During the summer of 2020, Joshua completed his vicarage at Faith Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI. He holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. In the Fall of 2021, he will begin coursework toward his Master of Sacred Theology at Yale Divinity School.
Joshua is married to Shelly, who was accepted to the Long-Term Care Management Certificate program at the University of Connecticut and will begin her coursework there this fall. They have two children. The Schiffs enjoy living in New England and are excited about becoming part of the greater Orange community!
Zion holds weekly Divine Worship Services at 5:00 pm Saturday and 10:30 am Sunday. More information about Pastor Schiff and the Congregation (including its open prayer list) can be found at www.zion-orange.com.