2016 Nominations

The Following People were elected to serve on Vestry January 31st, 2016

Scott Ferguson 

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Scott Ferguson previously served as the Vestry’s Senior Warden, and is has been re-elected and re-appointed. He joined Holy Communion in 2010.   For several years now he has been serving as Holy Communion’s coordinator for the Hot Lunch mission at Trinity Episcopal as well as volunteering during the week at their pantry.  Scott also served on the vestry, the search committee for our new rector and rediscovered his youth as an acolyte.

In his other life, Scott for many years co-owned a commercial photography studio in town and more recently has moved into videography, editing and directing.  He and his wife, Laura, have two grown children.

Mary Haggerty


I was received into the Episcopal Church about 4 years ago in Rapid City, South Dakota. When we moved here in 2014 we visited several churches but once we attended Holy Communion we knew we wanted it to be our spiritual home. I appreciated the warm welcome, the progressive environment, and the diverse community. I am honored to have been nominated to serve on the vestry and look forward to our growth and the building of our vision together.

It didn’t take long to get involved at Holy Communion! I serve as a reader at the 10:30 service and I help at the detention center birthday parties through Episcopal City Mission. Bill and I serve at the monthly Trinity meal as often as we can. I have also been involved with the Adult Forum, planning, hosting and presenting. My work as a Spiritual Director keeps me busy, too. You may see me coming and going during the week as I meet with people in the library.

My favorite things in life are my husband and 4 grown kids (and 2 sons-in-law) and my two granddaughters. They are scattered all over so we travel a lot to keep up with them. When I am home I love to cook and I relax with knitting or a good book.


Shirley Mensah


I am a life-long Episcopalian who emigrated to the United States from Liberia at the age of 10 following a military coup d’état. I was baptized at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city. My family settled in Wilmington, Delaware, and very soon thereafter became active members of the Cathedral Church of St. John. In 1992, I moved to St. Louis to attend law school and began attending services, and even occasionally serving as a substitute Sunday School teacher, at Christ Church Cathedral.

After deciding to live in University City, my husband Paul and I first attended Holy Communion in 2005 while searching for a new Church home. In 2014, I was elected to the Diocesan Disciplinary Committee Board for a four year term. I am also currently teaching Sunday School to primary through First grade children here at Holy Communion—a class which includes my daughters Olivia (7) and Ava (4). After attending one of the vision and mission sessions with our new Rector and other members of the congregation, I am very excited about the seemingly endless ways in which our church family can use all that makes us a special congregation to improve the lives of others in our city, our state and our region and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to that effort in any way.

What keeps me busy when I am not at Holy Communion? My family (Paul, Olivia, and Ava) and my work as a United States Magistrate Judge.

For Diocesan Convention Delegate Maya was elected for 2016

Maya Zerazion


Maya is an active member of our youth group, and a longtime member of Holy Communion. She serves as an acolyte and volunteers a great deal at Holy Communion. Maya is known by her peers as a quiet and thoughtful leader. She only weighs into discussions when she has something important to say.

The Canons of The Episcopal Church allow that any person over the age of 16 may serve as a delegate to Diocesan Convention. Maya will be 16 at the time of Convention. She is the youngest delegate in the Diocese.