Lucy LaRocca ’08 M.Div.
A.A. Albertus Magnus College 1979
B.F.A. Paier College of Art 1983
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University 1997
I am a Connecticut native now living in Madison, CT with my husband, David, our two daughters, Karen and Amy, and a not-so-bouncy-anymore yellow lab, Tigger. I came to Yale Divinity School after a career in special education that began with children with developmental disabilities and autism. After running a daycare business while our girls were babies, I spent 10 years teaching at-risk teens in alternative high school programs. After many years of lay ministry and Christian formation programs in the Episcopal Church, I began the discernment process for ordained ministry.
What a blessing to study at Yale and start each day with Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist in St. Luke’s Chapel at the Berkeley Center. I was also fed by the worship, music and preaching in Marquand Chapel. The diversity of the Yale community and the quality of the courses—combined with the resources of an Episcopal seminary, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale—has given me a rich foundation on which to begin parish ministry. I am grateful for the preparation I have received in this place. After ordination this June, I will serve as curate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Branford, CT.