Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy History

FRLC began in 1990, when two pastors, one LCMS, one ELCA, set out to develop a fellowship of Lutheran clergy in recovery from alcoholism. The organization was originally supported by a grant from Wheatridge but now aims to be self-supporting through member contributions. The Fellowship will be forever indebted to Wheatridge for their early support.

Our Goals

The FRLC seeks to:

  • serve as a network of support for clergy in recovery from alcoholism and other addictions.
  • provide opportunities for newly recovering clergy to connect with peers.
  • develop an international network of clergy in recovery willing to assist clergy families and parishes.
  • be a resource for the Lutheran Church in the field of chemical addiction, being available to Bishops and District Presidents who minister to pastors with chemical dependency issues.
  • meet annually in retreat.
  • plan regional events as needed.
  • become self-supporting through its own contributions.