On Sunday, January 27, 2013, the members of the Society of King’s Chapel voted enthusiastically and unanimously to call Joy K. Fallon to serve as the sixteenth settled Senior Minister since the founding of the church in 1686. As a layperson over the past twenty years, Joy has served in leadership positions in several churches in the Greater Boston area, including five years at Trinity Church Boston (first overseeing the social justice programs and then as Managing Director of the Trinity Boston Foundation), and most recently, as congregational care coordinator at Hancock Lexington UCC.
Prior to attending the Harvard Divinity School, from which she received an M. Div. degree, Joy had an extensive career in public service, serving as Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor, as an Assistant Attorney General, as Executive Assistant United States Attorney, and as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Joy has also earned an A.B. degree from Harvard-Radcliffe and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Joy and her husband, Robert Fallon, have been married for thirty-two years and are the parents of a college son and a post-college daughter.