Leadership & Clergy

The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer, BSG

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, presides and preaches at many of our worship services, and works with the Vestry in overseeing the institutional life of the parish.

More about our Rector . . .

Gerry CaprioGerry Caprio
Youth Minister

Our youth minister leads our Middle Saints (for middle-schoolers) 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.

The Rev. Stephanie GreenThe Rev. Stephanie Green
Associate Rector
for Children & Family Ministries

Our Associate Rector coordinates and oversees our developing Godly Play program for children exploring faith and growing in spirit and also engages with our staff in building faith community with our young families. Pastor Stephanie is a bi-vocational Episcopal priest with passions for children’s and youth ministry; interfaith study and community formation; and scholarship and teaching in the humanities.

More about our Associate Rector. . .

Rose ScarffRose 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.

He has previously served as music director in several Episcopal Churches in California, including those in Livermore, Palo Alto, and Ventura.

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

Learn more about the Vestry and its work.

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 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.


July 29th

Contemplative Prayer
11:30 am

August 12th

Adult Ed: Debriefing General Convention
11:30 am

August 21st

Mt. Carmel Hot Lunch Program
9:30 am
Greenwood School/Mt. Carmel

August 26th

Contemplative Prayer
11:30 am

August 26th

Ecumenical Service
1:30 pm
The Redwoods

September 5th

Youth & Family Ministries Meeting
2:00 pm
Fireside Room

September 23rd

Ecumenical Service
1:30 pm
The Redwoods

January 27th

Parish Annual Meeting
11:15 am

February 2nd

Vestry Retreat
9:00 am

Monthly Calendar

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