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New rector for Redeemer

New rector for Redeemer

Riots in Baltimore and manslaughter charges against former Episcopal bishop Heather Cook in the drunk-driving death of a popular bicyclist did nothing to dissuade the Rev. David Ware from accepting a job as rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Homeland.

In fact, Baltimore's black eye inspired Ware and his wife, Sarah Hoover, to come here to make a difference.

"That's very compelling to me," Ware, 53, a former teacher, said in an interview Sunday after he was introduced to the congregation of about 700 households, one of the largest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. "I was drawn to that. That's how I understand the gospel. We're called to serve in that...