Pastor Loughran was born in New Haven Ct. His undergraduate work was in musical performance (Trumpet). In 1993 he received a Master’s of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN having served his vicarage (internship) at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Oviedo, FL. After a year serving as a graduate assistant for the Pastoral/Missions department of the Seminary he was ordained and served as sole pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church Wolcottville, IN from 1994-2000. He served as Associate Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church Sheboygan, WI from 2000 to 2006. He has served as Senior Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School from August of 2006 until the present.