Our parish will be electing three members to serve on Grace’s Vestry and one member to be a Diocesan Convention Delegate at our Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.

Grace Church is pleased to announce the nominations of the following members for these lay leadership positions:

Vestry Candidate: Shari Bonham

shari bonhamShari is a fourth generation cradle Episcopalian. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. James Episcopal Church in Macon, Missouri where three generations before her served on the vestry. She and her husband, Wayne, began attending Grace in the early 1980’s when they moved to St. Louis. Their three children were raised in the family of Grace where they were baptized and confirmed. Shari has five grandchildren, some of whom were baptized at Grace. She served on the staff at Grace from 1988 until 2004 and now serves at a church in Webster Groves. She is a Certified Church Business Administrator and serve in the areas of finance, stewardship, property management and administration. This will be Shari’s second consecutive term on Grace’s Vestry, where she most recently served as Senior Warden.

Vestry Candidate: Becky Coulter

becky coulterBecky Coulter began attending Grace in November, 2010.  As a former Catholic, she was looking for a place to worship that was closer to her beliefs, but maintaining some Catholic tradition. After coming from a huge Catholic parish, Becky enjoys the closeness of our smaller congregation. She believes Grace is an inclusive church with a lot to offer newcomers. Becky attends the 10 o’clock services and has been involved with Women of Grace, Holy Ground, Trinity Lunch and pitching in when there is a need. Grace’s challenge, according to Becky, is to grow our membership so we can better serve our needs and find more opportunity for our youth as a tool to sustain growth.

Vestry Candidate: Joe Heggie

joe heggie Joe has been married to Mary Etta for 52 years and is the father of three boys and grandfather of five. Joe has spent most of his professional career working and managing in the human resources field. He also spent 15 years teaching part-time at the college level. He is retired, but continues to work as a labor arbitrator. Joe served on Grace’s Vestry from 1979-1982, chaperoned Grace’s Youth Mission Trips in 2004 & 2005, and served on St. Matthew’s Vestry from 2011-2013. Joe also coached softball for more than 10 years, taught Sunday school for more than 20 years and taught the “God & Country” Boy Scout award.

Convention Delegate Candidate: Vince Nicosia

vince nicosiaVince and his wife, Michele, were cradle Roman Catholics who joined the Episcopal Church in 2001, and moved to Grace January 2007. He served on the Vestry at Advent Church, and as a Metro III delegate both at Advent and at Grace 2010-13 and will be serving as Metro III Vice-President for the next two years; he has attended six Diocesan conventions as a delegate. He and Michele were involved with the Episcopal Habitat for Humanity project 2002-11, serving as Advent and Grace’s Habitat volunteer coordinators. He now serves as co-chair of Outreach & Mission, and has been active in Grace on the Go, Hands on Kirkwood, KirkCare and Foyer Group. Vince has twice retired, as a pilot in the USAF and from KHS as a Technology Specialist. Vince and Michele have two married children and two granddaughters.


Grace’s Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 26 at 9 a.m.

Learn more about Grace’s Vestry.



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