A “cradle Episcopalian,” born, baptized, and confirmed in Jacksonville, FL., Laura Orcutt is a member of St James Episcopal Church in Midvale, Utah. She has been involved with Episcopal Church Women (ECW) since she attended the ECW Triennial in 2009 in Los Angeles as a delegate.
In 2015, the Diocese of Utah hosted General Convention and ECW Triennial in Salt Lake City, where Laura hosted and provided support for the ECW, United Thank Offering (UTO), and Church Periodical Club (CPC) boards in preparation and during their Triennials.
She has also been a member of CPC, where she has provided social media and technical support. She was the technical Zoom host for the CPC Triennial in 2021. She has planned and held ECW activities for her diocese and parish.
Active in her diocese, she has hosted events recently, including the virtual event Awakening to the Global Embrace of Beloved Community hosted almost literally around the world, held a Forum called People Experiencing Homelessness in Utah with local key leaders who support people who are experiencing homelessness, and coordinated nine events in Utah for The Labyrinth Society’s World Labyrinth Day Walk as One at 1 for Peace.
She volunteers at her parish Food Bank, serving almost 150 people each time they are open, volunteers and provides pastoral care at The Point, has given prayer at Interfaith events in SLC, and assists a remote Episcopal church in Alaska, which has a hybrid in-person and virtual presence.
Laura is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator, co-chair of the Diocesan Commission on Peace and Justice, a worship leader in her parish, mentor for Education for Ministry (EFM), and a grief facilitator. She is involved with Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and the Community of Hope International, which follows the Rule of Benedict.