Updated April 8th, 2024

The Vestry is the primary governing body for Church of Our Saviour. Made up of elected parish members and our Rector, who is president of the body, the Vestry meets monthly and is vested with fiduciary responsibilities and financial oversight of the parish. The Vestry also acts as a council of discernment, advice, and reference for the Rector and church staff and provides consultation and support for parish ministries. Vestry members are elected by the parish during the annual parish meeting and serve for three-year terms.

Any member of the parish is welcome to sit in on regularly scheduled Vestry Meetings, except during occasional executive sessions.

Minutes of the Vestry are publicly available documents under the canons of The Episcopal Church and state and national laws applicable to 501(c)3 non-profit religious organizations. Packets containing these minutes are posted each month on the office bulletin board and minutes are posted on this page.

Below is an index of complete Vestry minutes for viewing and download from meetings since May, 2008.

Minutes from Vestry meetings prior to May, 2008, may be obtained by contacting the church office at 388-1907 or .

Vestry Minutes

Elected Vestry Members

Class of 2025
Gay Rawlins Johnson
Randall Tarpey-Schwed

Class of 2026
Jennifer MacCready
Christine Maxwell
Joan Peck

Class of 2027
Jennifer Dodge
Molly Markman
Kathryne Monier
Pamela Olivier
Mike Peters
Frances Whitnall

Vestry Officers

The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer, Rector
Christine Maxwell
, Senior Warden
Mike Peters, Junior Warden
Jennifer Dodge, Clerk
Gay Rawlins Johnson, Treasurer

Finance Committee

Appointed by the Rector and Vestry

Gay Johnson, Bookkeeper
Amy Paulenich

Elected Delegates to the Marin Deanery &
Diocesan Convention 2024

Bob Anderson
Bill Cullen, Alternate
Jennifer MacCready
Kathleen Piraino
Lisa Salkever
Pati Stinnett

Vestry Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held in the Church of Our Saviour Fireside Room from 6:30 - 8:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to parish members to attend and comment. For more information about attending an upcoming Vestry meeting, contact the Rector or the Senior Warden.

Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 28th

Vestry Retreat
Saturday, February 3rd
9 am - 3 pm
Christ Church, Sausalito

Thursday, March 21st

Thursday, April 18th

Thursday, May 16th

Thursday, June 20th

Thursday, August 22nd

Thursday, September 19th

Thursday, October 17th

Thursday, November 21st

Thursday, December 12th

Thursday, January 16th, 2025

Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 26th, 2025


Vestry/Rector Leadership Grid

2024 Operating Budget

Policy Documents:

Physical Plant Change Procedures

Working Documents:

Staff Hiring Procedures

Facility Priorities

Church Resources:

Parish Bylaws

Canons of the Episcopal Church

Canons of the Diocese of California

Whole and Healthy Church


June 20th

Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm
Fireside Room

June 21st

St. Anne's Circle
10:00 am

July 6th

Kitty Hayes Memorial Service
3:00 pm

July 18th

Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm

August 19th

COS Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
By Zoom

August 22nd

Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm
Fireside Room

September 16th

COS Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
By Zoom

September 19th

Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm
Fireside Room

October 14th

COS Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
By Zoom

October 17th

Vestry Meeting
6:30 pm
Fireside Room

Monthly Calendar

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