Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who make up our leadership.
Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:
The Rev. Sarah D. Mató – Rector
The Rev. Sarah D. Mató was called as the Priest-in-Charge to St. Paul’s in the fall of 2014, and was later called as Rector, after serving for 2 years as the Assistant Rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans, MA. Sarah was ordained to the deaconate and to the priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts by the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE. She is also an associate of the Society of St. Margaret. Sarah received a Master of Divinity, a Certificate in Spirituality, and an advanced Masters in Sacred Theology from Sewanee School of Theology in Tennessee. She completed her thesis on theological aesthetics in Western and Eastern spirituality, which is entitled: Divine Beauty: Experiencing God Through Sight and Sound.
Prior to seminary, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and taught in the public school system for several years. A trained soprano, Sarah studied voice at the Capital University Conservatory of Music. She has sung with the Capital University Chapel Choir and Choral Union, the Chatham Chorale, was soloist with the Sewanee Chorale, and currently sings with the Masterworks Chorale. Sarah loves being an auntie and sharing cuddles with her Maine Coon cat, Magdalene, her Labradoodle, Luna and her German Shepherd/Standard Poodle, Sophie.
Ed Stauff – Music Director
In addition studying and performing organ music, Ed has always been fascinated by the inner workings of the King of Instruments. As a teenager he immersed himself in the literature of organ building; in the 1980’s he bought and rebuilt a small pipe organ in his basement. In the early days of the World Wide Web, Ed began compiling a website that listed names of organ stops. This work soon grew into the Encyclopedia of Organ Stops, which is now accepted as the most comprehensive work of its kind.
Ed took a regular position as Minister of Music for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury VT. It was there that he started coming into his own as a composer and arranger of sacred music. During that time he created ChristmasCarolMusic.org, the first website to offer free sheet music for dozens of traditional Christmas carols. A few years later Ed reluctantly left Vermont to return to high-tech opportunities in greater Boston. Settling once again in Nashua, in 2008 he answered the call for a new music director here at St. Paul’s. Ed continues to compose and arrange sacred music, and his works are frequently heard in services at St. Paul’s.