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 Matt are the parents of John (“Jack”) and Magdalena (“Maggie”). Rachael loves to cook and to host dinner parties with her family, 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.
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.
Life Together Fellow: Kris Varga
Kris grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, graduating from Temple University in 2012 with a degree in Film and Media Arts. Since then he has had an array of jobs including a/v tech, food co-op staff, farmer, and running a youth radio podcast for South Philly High School. Most recently he has been working with people with disabilities, having lived in an intentional community called Camphill where he also managed their orchard. Kris is a former Catholic turned Episcopalian and is currently discerning a vocation in priesthood. He loves nature, writing poetry, playing guitar, reading, and helping others.
Sexton: Roger Serratore
I have been the Sexton at Church of Our Savior and have the pleasure of maintaining the grounds and buildings since early 2015. It has been my ongoing goal to keep them safe and welcoming. A playground has been added well as an area to sit and reflect. Come visit us!
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.