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: Alaina Kinds
Alaina is from Boston, MA. She comes from a background of many talents with a caring and passionate personality. She graduated from Dean College with a Bachelors in psychology. She previously worked for the elderly and shut in as a PCA for over 8 years. On the weekends she does hairstyles for young children. Her hobbies are collecting Disney movies and collectibles, reading great books,tribal drawings and cooking.
Bookkeeper: Mary Ann Badejo
Mary Ann Badejo holds years of extensive experience in management and accounting, with specific experience working with Episcopal churches. She is a resident of Norwood, MA with her two dogs, and she loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Musician: Jeremiah Cossa
Jeremiah was born in Northern California but spent the early years of his life in Swaziland, Africa, where he began playing piano at age 6. He and his family moved to Lake Elsinore, California when he was 11 and he continued playing through middle and high school, before going on to attend Azusa Pacific University for a BM in Piano Performance. While there, Jeremiah diversified and expanded his skill set through a wide range of work and performing opportunites including playing for APU’s Men’s Chorale and Gospel Choir for two years each, accompanying instrumentalists and singers, playing in musical theater productions, and expanding his repertoire of Classical music with an emphasis on contemporary and underrepresented music. Jeremiah served as church musician for a year at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pomona. In 2015, Jeremiah moved to Boston to attend The Boston Conservatory for an MM in Piano Performance. Since graduating, Jeremiah remains active in the Boston arts scene as a soloist, chamber musician, jazz pianist, and improviser.
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