Erin Saunders

Number of years at St. Paul’s Six years and counting since I first attended; five and counting since I made it official.                                                                                      

If applicable, Spouse/partner’s name, and names/ages of children- Husband, Darren, since August 2006; no children as of this writing.                                                       

Please share a little about your religious background and how you came to be at St. Paul’s I grew up unaffiliated-but-spiritual in Salt Lake City, but was drawn to liturgy from a VERY early age. After several years of thinking about exploring the Episcopal Church, I reconnected by chance with an old friend. I came to find she was a regular in the choir at St. Paul's, just a few blocks from my house. I quickly came to feel at home here, and have made some enduring friendships since. An amusing aside:  after being baptized and confirmed as an adult, I received a phone call from my grandmother back East, and I learned that my father, grandfather, and great-grandmother were all baptized Episcopal -- this was news to my father! So technically, I'm both a late-blooming convert AND at least a fourth-generation Episcopalian. (Great Grammy said her parents hailed from County Cork. I suppose it is POSSIBLE they were Church of Ireland...)