The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti equips people for ministry and worship as the Vicar of St. Francis’ Episcopal Church in Eureka. She focuses on creating a community centered on the Eucharistic table that can stand in the world for the Gospel and against injustice.
Rev. Laurie came to St. Francis’ from the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City where she had special charge for pastoral support for youth, children, and family ministries, and spearheaded the development of Grace Gathering, a worship community that celebrates diverse abilities.
Laurie earned her Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves and was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 2019 by the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Prior to ordination, Laurie served as Director of Faith & For the Sake of All, a non-profit that deepens understanding of and response to disparities in health between African American and white St. Louisans, and as Children’s Liturgist at the Church of St. Michael and St. George, Director of Programming at Camp Thunderbird, and as a high school theology teacher.
Laurie serves on the Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, representing Bishop Deon K. Johnson and building relationships with people of all faiths and none in the metro area; as an ex-officio member of the Clayton Community Equity Commission; and as a member of PAC.ED, the Parent Advisory Council of Children with Educational Diversity for Clayton School District.
Read Reflections that Rev. Laurie has written for our newsletter