Clergy & Staff
Priest: Rev. Malia Crawford
The 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 a two-year-old son.
Deacon: Rev. Sue Fisher-Seeger
Music Director: Dr. Thomas Kingston
Tom has been the organist and choirmaster at COS since 1995, when he and wife, Sue, moved back to Massachusetts from Washington, DC. In daily life, Tom is the interim Superintendent of Schools for the Belmont Public Schools as well as a member of the faculty of the School of Education at Boston University. He has been a church organist and choirmaster since college days and holds the adjudicated Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. The COS choir is a loyal group of a half-dozen singers who rehearse Sunday mornings before the service. Complementing the choir are occasional soloists and instrumentalists both from the congregation and from professional ranks for special services like Easter morning.
Sunday School Coordinator: Megan Shepherd
Megan Shepherd comes to COS from the Diocese of Oklahoma. She recently moved to the Boston area to be part of the Life Together program of the Diocese of Massachusetts. During the week, she serves in our diocesan office of Youth Ministries. She has worked at an Episcopal preschool as well as St. Crispin’s Summer Camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.
Parish Administrator: Helen Maxwell
Helen has been the Parish Administrator at COS since September 2009. In July 2009, 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 COS for assistance. In her personal time, Helen likes to spend time with her family, sew, and volunteer in the community, including making costumes for her children’s school plays and chaperoning school dances.