Lori Korleski Richardson to Join Office of the Bishop Staff

Lori Korleski Richardson to Join Office of the Bishop Staff

From the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin

In a surprising turn of events, our Communications Director, Paula Schaap, has accepted a unique offer to return to the newsroom in New York City. We are sad to see Paula go, yet excited for her new adventure and wish her all the best as she brings her gifts to bear at a time when journalism and the economic news is at the heart of our political landscape.

We are pleased to announce that Lori Korleski Richardson joins the Office of the Bishop Staff as Interim Communications Director, beginning next week. Lori worked at The Sacramento Bee for 21 years as an editor and writer before leaving in 2008 and moving to Charlottesville, Virginia, where her husband, the Rev. James Richardson, was the ninth rector of St. Paul’s Memorial Church. They returned to The Diocese of Northern California in 2014 when Jim was appointed as Interim Rector of Incarnation, Santa Rosa. Lori has been under contract as freelance editor for the Episcopal News Service since 2014. She was chosen last December to write The Sacramento Bee’s Book of Dreams, which resulted in an 11 percent increase of donations from the community.

Lori has a bachelor’s in journalism and Russian studies from the University of Houston and worked at three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers:  the Dallas Morning News, the St. Petersburg, Fla., Times and the Orange County Register of Santa Ana, California, before moving to Sacramento. She was received into the Episcopal Church on Pentecost in 1989, and has served in leadership positions in the church since then.

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