Green River Star -

New priest ordained


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Ruth Lauritzen

For more than 10 years, St. John's Episcopal Church in Green River has been without a resident priest.

Like many Protestant churches, dwindling membership meant that it became impossible to support a full-time priest.

Since that time, the congregation has been served by several priests provided by the Diocese of Wyoming. This situation is about to come to an end with the ordination of a local priest.

Under a program sponsored by the Diocese, the congregation has raised a new priest from its own membership. Ruth Lauritzen has been a member of St. John's for over a decade and has served in va...

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