In 1985 he was a Democrat and Senior Minister of the First Church of Christ in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has a bachelor's degree from Yale and a masters from the Union Theological Seminary. Though not as prominent anacademic theologian as Neuhaus, Lovett's 30 years as a minister, with leadership positions in the Church of Christ." He was also a director of the US Institute of Peace. 
- "Withdrawal Sheet: Ronald Reagan Library", June 28, 1985.