Rector: 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 one son.
Malia may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Fisher-Seeger 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 Our Saviour, she enjoys welcoming newcomers and assisting with adult education programming.
Parish Administrator: Helen Maxwell
Helen Maxwell has been the Parish Administrator at Church of Our Saviour since September 2009. Since moving to Arlington, Helen has acquired knowledge of the community and its resources, which she uses 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. She works with several groups creating items (quilts, pillowcases, bags, wrist straps, etc.) that are distributed to many in need of comfort – NICUs, PICUs, veterans, grief camps, hospice, shelters, Doctors Without Borders/Dentists Without Borders, chemo units, and the Pieces of Home Backpack Project, an organization founded by BMC nurses that provides age-appropriate bag/backpack of essentials and cuddly toys, books, a quilt or pillowcase to children brought to area hospitals after a tragic event and facing uncertainty. If you know anyone that would benefit from a comfort quilt, please contact Helen in the office.
Music Director: Alex Johnson
Alex Johnson is Our Saviour’s Music Director. He received his master’s of music degree in collaborative piano from Longy School of Music in 2016. 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 children, Aidan and Zoe.
Head Nursery Teacher: Jobada Kachi
Jobada Kachi completed her studies at UMass Boston, with a BA in early education and care in inclusive settings with a preschool concentration and a minor of women’s and gender studies. She is a Lead Preschool-certified teacher by the Department of Early Education and Care in Massachusetts, and she is a Preschool Teacher at Bright Horizons. September 2018 marked Jobada’s fifth anniversary of working at Church of Our Saviour. In Spring 2011, Jobada’s artwork was selected from 100 student submissions to become a permanent mural at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club. During her free time, Jobada likes to spend time with her family, draw, and watch movies.