Transition for The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti

In early February  The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti came to Holy Communion as Seminarian. At the same time she also accepted the rector and vestry’s invitation to become our next Assistant Rector, full time, effective July 1 of this year.

  • May 12 will be Laurie’s last Sunday with us as seminarian. She will take a brief sabbatical after graduation, and rejoin us following her ordination.
  • June 24 at 6:00pm at Christ Church Cathedral: Laurie’s Ordination. All are invited to join in the celebration as Laurie is ordained.
  • July 7 Laurie’s first Sunday as Assistant Rector We will officially welcome Laurie to Holy Communion as a priest, and she will celebrate her first Eucharist with us. A reception will follow the 10:30am service.

In her work with us, Laurie has special charge for pastoral support for youth, children, and family ministries, collaborating with our youth director Brooklyn Payne and our Children’s Formation Coordinator Heidi Olliff. Laurie also works with the rector and the vestry to discern how we might be called to expand our worship offerings to better welcome those who are not currently well served by a church.

The Rev. Laurie Anzilotti earned her Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves. Her undergraduate degree comes from the University of Notre Dame with majors in Theology and English, and she continued her theological studies at the master’s level at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and Aquinas Institute in St. Louis. Laurie deeply engaged with the community as a theology teacher, the children’s liturgist at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton, a community activist, and as the director of programming at Camp Thunderbird, a boys and girls camp in Minnesota.

Read a story from Eden Seminary about Laurie’s work before coming to us.