The Rev. Bill Loutrel
(Volunteer) Associate Priest
The Rev. William F. (Bill) Loutrel has been a (Volunteer) Associate Priest at St. Thomas’s since 2000. Bill graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1973 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. After working as an engineer for two years, he enrolled in the General Theological Seminary in New York City, as a Postulant from the Diocese of Connecticut. He received his M.Div. in 1978, and was ordained Deacon and Priest by Bishop Morgan Porteus. He served as Curate at St. Michael’s Church, Naugatuck, from 1978 to 1980. He then served as Canon Precentor on the staff of Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana. He returned to Connecticut in 1984 to become Rector of St. John’s Church in East Hartford, a position that he held for five years. On leaving parish ministry in 1989, Bill went to work for United Way of Connecticut/Infoline, where he edited the first series of statewide services directories for people living with HIV/AIDS. He then became Director of Information Services for United Way/Infoline. He came to work for Yale University in 1994, holding various Information Services jobs at the Yale Health Plan. He left Yale in 2006 to become a full-time househusband and part-time database consultant for several departments at Yale. Bill lives in Hamden with his partner of 29 years, Thomas Fynan, M.D., a dachshund named Eli, and a West Highland white terrier (Westie) named MacDuff. He still loves gadgets of all sorts, especially the electronic kind. He enjoys photography, choral church music, classical music, Broadway musicals, and the Berkshires.