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Hillsboro Episcopal church hires new rector

Hillsboro’s All Saints Episcopal Church has hired Rev. Karen LaJoy as the church’s full-time rector. She’ll start April 3.

LaJoy comes to Hillsboro from serving as the assistant rector for St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Colorado.

She has a master’s degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver and has worked as a therapist, missioner and priest.

County re-entry council seeks new chairperson

Martha Duncan-Perez, chairwoman and outreach specialist of the Washington County Re-entry Council for the past four years, is resigning, and a new chair of the volunteer, grassroots group is being sought.

The WCRC is a community-based coalition of individuals, organizations and agencies working together to help people in the justice system successfully reenter society.

“I am giving myself the same grace and permission I have given other volunteers. I am moving on; my season has ended,” said Duncan-Perez. “It has been an honor, and with much joy, I am choosing to vacate the chair position and continue my volunteer service elsewhere.”

Several other vacancies were announced during the March 9 WCRC meeting, including Faith Committee, Housing Committee, Communications Committee, Outreach Committee and Website Administration chair positions.

Each position requires a minimum one-year commitment, with 100 percent attendance at council meetings during that year, said Duncan-Perez. The council meets every other month. The Website Administration position requires prior experience using WordPress.

The next meeting of the WCRC is May 11. For information, visit washingtoncoreentry.org.