Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Clergy & Staff

Rector: Rev. Malia Crawford

Rev. Malia CrawfordThe Reverend Malia Crawford joined Church of Our Saviour in November 2011. She previously served as curate at Grace Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she focused on small group ministries, community organizing, and ministry with children.  Malia graduated from MIT with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1996 and shortly thereafter joined the Peace Corps.  She received her master’s of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2005. Malia’s passions include welcoming newcomers, pastoral care, Christian formation, and community involvement and outreach. She and her spouse, Amy, have one son.

Malia may be contacted at rector@church-of-our-saviour.org.

Deacon: Rev. Sue Fisher-SeegerRev. Sue Fisher Seeger

Sue was a pastoral care volunteer at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston when she felt called to the diaconate, to which she was ordained in 2006. She lives in North Cambridge, not far from Church of Our Saviour. A cradle Episcopalian, she previously worked with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization and served as deacon at St. John’s in Charlestown for five years. At COS, she enjoys welcoming newcomers and assisting with adult education programming.

Parish Administrator: Helen Maxwell

Helen Maxwell, COS parish administratorHelen has been the Parish Administrator at Church of Our Saviour since September 2009. In July 2008, she and her remaining at-home family moved to Arlington from Ohio, where she was employed by large corporations in the manufacturing and financial industries. Since moving to Arlington, Helen has acquired knowledge of the community and its resources. She uses this information to cheerfully aid all who contact Our Saviour for assistance. In her personal time, Helen likes to spend time with her family, sewing, quilting, and volunteering in the community. At the Chelsea Senior Center she assists her aunt teaching a group of quilters who have been quilting for Boston Med Center’s NICU & PICU and Pieces of Home for over 30 years. Helen’s quilt guild, Burlington Quilters Guild, also makes many comfort quilts. These quilts are given to those in need of comfort: hospice, veterans, homeless, children’s grief camp, children’s hospitals, chemo units, etc. If you know anyone that would benefit from a comfort quilt contact Helen in the office.

Helen may be contacted at office@church-of-our-saviour.org.

Pastoral Intern: Amanda March

Amanda March, Pastoral InternAmanda is Our Saviour’s Pastoral Intern for the 2016-2017 program year and is focusing on the areas of liturgy and worship. She is a postulant for ordination to the priesthood in the Diocese of Massachusetts. A Florida native, she moved to the Boston area to complete her M.Div. at Episcopal Divinity School and decided to make this area her new home. Amanda is a board-certified healthcare chaplain and passionate about pastoral care that creates spaces in which others feel heard and loved. Prior to seminary, Amanda was on staff at All Saints in Winter Park, FL, the largest Episcopal Church in the diocese. During her twenty years there, she held roles as an early childhood educator, as Director of the weekday parochial school, and as Director of Christian Formation for children and adults. During the week she works full time as the Parish Operations Manager at Emmanuel Church in the Back Bay, enjoying the outreach that occurs in this urban ministry. She brings to Church of Our Saviour an excitement about new opportunities to put love into action.

Interim Music Director: Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson is Our Saviour’s Interim Music Director for the 2016-2017 program year. He recently received his master’s of music degree in collaborative piano from Longy School of Music. In addition to piano and organ, he plays harpsichord and guitar.

Director of Christian Formation: Fiona Vidal-White

Fiona Vidal-White is a transplanted Brit who, after studying to be a singer for 15 years, moved through church music with children and adults to Christian education and teaching in schools. She has worked in many churches in the diocese, as church musician, Christian educator, and consultant. Fiona has an undergraduate degree in the performing arts, a master’s degree in sacred music from Boston University, and a master’s in elementary education from Lesley University.

She is the author of the hymnal My Heart Sings Out and its companion leader’s guide, designed as a musical resource for all-age worship. Her passions include the welcome and formation of all God’s people, especially children and teens, through teaching and learning, hands-on in-reach and outreach,and liturgy and music. She is married to Jeremy and has two teenage children, Aidan and Zoe.

Nursery Assistant: Jobada Kachi

Jobada is a student intern at the Arlington Children’s Center, and she is interested in a career in early childhood or elementary education. In her free time, Jobada enjoys drawing and painting.  She is hard working, reliable, open to learning, and kind. Each week, Jobada  teams up with nursery volunteers from our parish.