The Reverend Piotr Pilch passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Rev. Piotr Pilch
The Reverend Piotr Pilch passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8. Piotr was born Oct.15, 1949 in Cieszyn, Poland to Pawel and Emilia (nee Brzuchanska) Pilch. He studied at the Art Academy in Krakow, Poland from 1973 to 1978, earning his MFA. From 1981 to 1986 he attended the Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, earning his masters of Divinity.
Piotr was ordained on Oct. 3, 1987, after accepting a call to serve as pastor of Prairie Lutheran Parish, Williston, ND, followed by serving the congregations of Normanna and Vang Lutheran Churches, Dunn Center, ND. On Oct.1, 2000, Piotr accepted his current call to St. Mark, Hackensack.
In addition to his Word and Sacrament ministry, Piotr was an adjunct professor at Essex County College from 2003 to 2009, Passaic County Community College from 2005 to 2006 and Bergen Community College from 2006 to present, where he taught Art History. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lidia Sztwiertnia.