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Vicar Lyn Briggs leaving Centerville for Houston service

Oct 06, 2022 11:19AM ● By Tom Haraldsen

Aug. 28 was a sad day for congregants of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, as well as many others in the community. The longtime Vicar of the church, Lyn Briggs, gave her final service last month before leaving for Texas.She has been called to serve in an Episcopal Church in the Lone Star State.

“I moved to Salt Lake City from Nebraska in 1977, so I’m practically a Utahn myself,” she said with a smile, even as she was busily packing the next Monday. “I served as Vicar of Resurrection from 2009 until this week. I left my position as associate rector at St. Paul’s Church in Salt Lake City to lead this congregation.”

Her final service included many community members who are not part of her congregation, including Bountiful Mayor Kendalyn Harris and local businessman Ron Burt, who serves on the Davis County Interfaith Community Council and worked with Vicar Briggs for many years.

“It was wonderful to work with Lyn,” Burt said. “She has been such a blessing to the community and we’ve loved working with her whole congregation. She’s going to be greatly missed by so many of us.”

Burt pointed to the monthly community dinners which Vicar Briggs started and coordinated for almost 10 years, dinners that brought together people from many different faiths. λ