Rev. Marie J. Lucca, Founder, Interfaith Minister & Community Educator
Rev. Marie grew up on Long Island in a large Italian-American family. She graduated from Harvard University where she focused on Russian and East European Studies. She then went on to law school and was a maritime attorney and business executive on Wall Street and in Greenwich, Connecticut for several years before heading back to the Boston area to attend seminary at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge. Besides her theology degree, Rev. Marie holds two post-seminary certificates in Interfaith/Ecumenism and Youth/Young Adult Ministry, and she teaches high school, college and continuing education courses on cultural, religious, and social diversity.
Rev. Marie’s faith journey began as a Roman Catholic. She also participated in various Protestant churches for many years before her first ordination in the United Church of Christ. While pastoring two UCC churches, working as a multi-faith chaplain for terminally ill cancer patients, and consulting to Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopalian congregations on church grown and vitality, Rev. Marie’s ministry expanded to embrace prayers and spiritual practices from a variety of cultures and faith traditions. This led to her second ordination as an Interfaith minister with vows to serve people of all faiths and no faith equally, especially those who are not affiliated with a particular congregation or religious community.