Our Rector

The Rev. Mike Angell is the rector of Holy Communion Episcopal Church in St. Louis Missouri. He began his tenure in March of 2015. Before accepting the call to Holy Communion, Mike served on the Presiding Bishop’s staff as the church-wide Missioner for Young Adult & Campus Ministries.  For three years after seminary, Mike was Assistant Rector at St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, Washington DC.  At St. John’s, Mike led justice and outreach ministries, a large young adult ministry, and also served as primary priest for the Spanish-speaking congregation

Mike was baptized into the Episcopal Church in his home parish, St. Paul’s in Lakewood Colorado. His mother, also an Episcopal priest, and his father, an attorney are both retired and still live in the Denver area. Mike gets back to Colorado to ski at least once a year (he is especially fond of Winter Park).

Mike graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in theology in 2005.  He received his Masters in Divinity from The Virginia Theological Seminary in 2011. Between college and Seminary, Mike served for a year with the Young Adult Service Corps of The Episcopal Church at a boy’s foster home and school Tegucigalpa, Honduras and worked to re-establish an Episcopal campus ministry at The University of California, San Diego.

Mike is an enthusiastic traveler, ukulele player, and also counts reading as a hobby. He loves the theology of Jon Sobrino, the fiction of Madeleine L’Engle, and the poetry of Nayyirah Waheed.

Mike and his husband Ellis Anderson were married in Washington DC in 2013. They had their civil marriage blessed at Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis in May of 2015. Ellis works as an English Language Learning Specialist (formerly called ESL) at a charter school in the city of St. Louis. Together they are the proud parents of a Labradoodle named Oscar.


Mike can be reached via email at mangell@holycommunion.net or by phone at the church 314-721-7401 ext 303

He posts his sermons on his personal blog: angellmike.com