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Lesbian to Lead Local Church

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The wardens and vestry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont, have announced that the Rev. Sarah K. Fisher, a partnered lesbian, will serve as priest-in-charge.

Fisher, 36, was born in Georgia and is a cradle Episcopalian. She attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., where she graduated in 1993 with a liberal arts degree. She attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, Fisher came to the Diocese of Chicago to serve for two years as assistant rector and lilly curate at St. Paul and the Redeemer Episcopal Church, 4945 S. Dorchester.

Fisher's first service ( Sung Eucharist ) will be held Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. A reception will follow in the Guild Room of the Parish House.

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