Grace Renaud joined Saint Paulus in April 2021 as our new Music Director. Born in Maui, Grace Renaud moved to Marin as a child and fell in love with the Bay Area. She attended Mills College (Oakland) for both her undergrad and graduate studies in pipe organ performance and studying under Sandra Soderlund. Before joining the St. Paulus community, Grace spent 25 years in her church music career in the Bay Area, working in glorious places like Grace Cathedral (6pm service musician and cantor), St. Mary’s Cathedral (Spanish Mass Music director & organist/pianist) and St Ignatius Church. She was awarded “Best Music Director” in the TBA Awards 2016 for her work on Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site with BACT! Grace has a special love for gospel choirs, flowers, and painting murals; and her favorite musical influences are J.S. Bach and Stevie Wonder. Grace’s specialties are bringing out the voice of the individual and blending the voices of a group into a refined expression of harmony and truth through music. She has four children and loves to dance!