Leadership & Clergy

The Rev. Br.
Richard Edward Helmer


Our Rector is head priest and pastor at Church of Our Saviour. He oversees the ongoing spiritual life and pastoral care of the congregation and church staff, coordinates our lay leadership, and presides and preaches at many of our worship services.

More about our Rector . . .

Margaret TrezevantThe Rev. Margaret Trezevant

Our Deacon helps lead and support Church of Our Saviour’s service to the wider community and world in Christ’s name. On Sundays, she proclaims the Gospel and assists in preparing the table for communion and administering the sacraments. Margaret, with a background in clinical nursing, has extensive experience working with the homeless and on the boards of agencies that serve the most vulnerable members of our community in San Francisco. She currently serves on the board of the Ritter Center in San Rafael and is active in community organizing and advocacy.

Gerry CaprioGerry Caprio
Youth Minister

Our youth minister leads our Middle Saints (for middle-schoollers) and High School Youth Group and coordinates youth activities with the parish and the Youth and Family Ministries Team. Gerry brings a passion for the intersection of religion and science and interfaith relationships with his years of youth ministry experience into this position.

Gerry CaprioThe Rev. Dr. Matthew Lawrence
Assisting Priest

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Lawrence currently serves as a chaplain at Sutter Hospital in San Francisco, where he works with people facing death and life-changing health crises. He relocated to Mill Valley in August of 2016 after serving for 11 years as Rector of Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa. In addition to his prayer life, Matthew enjoys a daily Zen practice, and is especially interested in Christian - Buddhist dialogue.

Rose Scarff

Our Office Administrator attends to the day-to-day business of the community, assisting the clergy and staff in their work, and coordinating the office, parish calendar, regular church worship and events. Rose also is a freelance writer and dog/housesitter.

Albert Campbell

Albert Campbell
Music Director

Organist, composer, and choral director Albert Campbell directs the Choir of Our Saviour and leads music in our Sunday liturgies.

Senior Warden

Our Senior Warden works with the Rector and helps lead the Vestry, made up of lay members elected for three-year terms, as they work with staff and parish leadership in the advancement of the mission of Church of Our Saviour.

Bill Stephens
Junior Warden

Our Junior Warden works the Vestry, Rector, and Sexton in helping oversee the maintenance and improvement to our facility. And as "the people's warden," elected by the vestry, he also assists in Vestry leadership in coordination with the Senior Warden and Rector.

Our 2017 Vestry:

Kim Gallelli, Patty Ginnebaugh, Juliana Jensen, Warren Leiden (Clerk), Cliff Mishalko, MacKenzie Priest-Heck (Youth Liaison), Bill Stephens, Angus Stocks, Mallary Walker

Youth and Family Ministries Team

Our Youth and Family Ministries Team along with the Rector and Youth Minister, oversees all our ministries with young people. This year’s YFMT includes Tiana Wimmer (Godly Play) and Patty Ginnebaugh and Gillian Mishalko (Middle Saints).

Dryden Liddle
Adult Education Coordinator

Our Adult Education coordinator calls together the meetings of the Adult Education team, a group of members dedicated to planning our education forums for the parish and wider community throughout the year.

Healing Team

Our Healing Team works with all the members of our staff in ensuring prayers for those who are in need, visits, and that the ancient healing sacraments of the Church are available to all of the parish. Contact Br. Richard Edward if you have a prayer concern.

Ros Patterson
Lay Eucharistic Ministry Coordinator

Our Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors, with the help from our coordinator and staff, bring the sacrament of Holy Communion to those who cannot regularly attend our worship, and also serve in assisting administration of the sacrament during our Holy Eucharists.

Mark Tarpey-Schwed
Care of Creation Ministries Coordinator

Our Care of Creation Ministry, with the direction of our coordinator, leads our community in outreach to help in our Christian responsiblity in healing and building sustainability for our planet and its resources.

Terry Peck

Our Sexton helps maintain the church property and grounds, attending to basic repairs and maintenance.

Gay Rawlins Johnson
Altar Guild Director

Our Altar Guild Director leads the entire Altar Guild in ensuring our liturgies and worship space remain vibrant and beautiful. Often working behind the scenes, they coordinate, with the Rector and Staff, our seasonal worship customs and liturgical traditions.

Jeff Johnson

In conjunction with our Bookkeeper, our Treasurer helps maintain the financial records and works with our Stewardship Team in sustaining the finances of the parish.

Gay Rawlins Johnson

Our bookkeeper attends to the week-to-week record-keeping of the congregation. In addition to our financial ledger, she also works with our staff in overseeing other essential parish records.

Joan PeckJoan Peck
Perspective Editor

Our Perspective Editor collects the news of the parish and develops our monthly newsletter. The deadline to submit materials for the parish newsletter is the 15th of each month.


August 24th

Staff meeting
3:00 pm

August 27th

Ecumenical Service
1:30 pm
The Redwoods

September 5th

Continuing Capital Campaign Meeting
6:30 pm
Fireside Room

September 7th

Staff Meeting
3:00 pm

September 7th

Choir Practice
7:00 pm
Choir Room

September 10th

Sunday School Kick-Off Sunday
9:45 am
Courtyard & Classrooms

September 13th

Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm
Fireside Room

September 13th

Marin Deanery Meeting
7:00 pm
St. John's, Ross

September 14th

Choir Practice
7:00 pm
Choir Room

September 15th

John Denver Concert
7:00 pm

Monthly Calendar