Maple Lake local, Michael Fritz, ordained


From left to right: Rev. Rick Wagner, Rev. Duane Lookingbill, Rev. Laura Smidzik, Autumn Peterson O'Connell, Pastor Tony Romaine, Rev. Mary Kay Sauter, Rev. Michael Fritz, Pastor Hae Chang, Rev. Dave Martens, Chaplain Nicole Smith, Rev. Oby Ballinger, Rev. Joe Clay. Members of First Congregational Church of Glencoe, where Fritz is interim minister, were also in attendance. (Photo submitted)

Michael Fritz, a 2005 MLHS graduate and long-time member of Maple Lake’s Bethlehem United Church of Christ, was ordained on January 2. Fritz was baptized and confirmed in Bethlehem UCC and after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and earning his Masters of Divinity from the Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, served a 20-month term as interim pastor at his home church, Bethlehem UCC in Maple Lake.
Pastor Fritz is currently serving as interim paster at First Congregational Church at Glencoe, MN.

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