Rector: The Reverend Rachael Pettengill-Rasure
The Reverend Rachael Pettengill-Rasure is our Rector at Church of Our Saviour. She joined the congregation in July 2014. She was ordained to the Transitional Deaconate in June 2014 and to the Priesthood in January 2015. She is a graduate of Alliance Theological Seminary and Episcopal Divinity School. She previously served as a Life Together Intern at Grace Episcopal Church in Medford, and as the Protestant Chaplain at Tufts University. Rachael lives in Milton with her husband, the Reverend Matthew Rasure, who is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Medford. Rachael and Matthew welcomed their first child, Jack, in September 2015. In her spare time, Rachael loves to cook and to host dinner parties with her husband and son, and to spend time working in her garden. Rachael is passionate about creating a space in the church for people to deepen their spiritual lives together and about empowering the community to share the love of Christ in the world. Rachael can be reached at email@example.com.
Parish Administrator: Mr. Kevin Elsden
Before coming to Church of Our Saviour, I had an extensive career in the field of education: public and private sectors in secondary and post-secondary settings. My undergraduate and graduate training provided me with the tools to make that time truly rewarding and although I did not know it at the time, would provide me with resources to be used time and again in my service at COS. When I began my position of Parish Administrator in 2007, the scope of my role was defined in a one page document which was produced in large type. Have things changed! Recently, when asked, “What do you do?”, my response was “Everything”. This is what defines the challenge, satisfaction, pleasure and at times frustration that I experience in my work for COS. Ninety-nine percent of “Everything” is joyful and meaningful because daily I have the opportunity to interact with a fantastic group of people–the church family at Church of Our Saviour. Yes, it is labeled as the congregation, but it is far more than that. It is a group that is dedicated, interested, concerned, involved and eager to participate in the mission and ministries of what has been referred to as “This special place”. It is a family that is genuinely concerned about each other’s well-being as well as the community at large. This is the Treasure of COS–come see, come experience what I mean.
Musician: Jueun Seok Jueun is a pianist and jazz composer. She studied jazz piano with Doug Johnson, Joanne Brackeen and Tim Ray in Berklee college of music. As Jazz Composition major, she writes for small and large ensembles. She has been recognized as an promising composer with her outstanding writing. Recently, she was selected as a composer for 2018 Berklee Jazz composition student showcase as well as a composer participant for Maria Schneider workshop in April 2018.
Church Sexton: Mr. Roger Serratore
Life Together Fellow: J. Wu
Betsy McKenzie: Co-Warden
Laurie Ozelius: Co-Warden
Kate Zilla-Ba: Treasurer
Tricia Grant: Clerk
Jackson Humphreys: Youth Representative