Updated April 14th, 2022

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 2023
Caroline Gibbs
Drew Gloger
Katie Moore

Class of 2024
Connie Goldsmith
Nic Meredith
Koko Peters
Kathleen Piraino
Lisa Salkever

Class of 2025
Steve Beecroft
Gay Rawlins Johnson
Randall Tarpey-Schwed

Vestry Officers

The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer, Rector
Randall Tarpey-Schwed
, Senior Warden
Koko Peters, Junior Warden
Connie Goldsmith, Clerk

Finance Committee

Appointed by the Rector and Vestry

Henry Auriti, Bookkeeper
Jeff Johnson, Treasurer
Gay Johnson
Elizabeth Mooney, Chair
Amy Paulenich
Morgan Read

Elected Delegates to the Marin Deanery &
Diocesan Convention 2022

Bill Cullen
Caroline Gibbs
Dana Kramer-Rolls

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.

Saturday, February 5th (9 am - Noon) Retreat by Zoom

Wednesday, March 9th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, April 13th

Wednesday, May 11th

Wednesday, June 8th

Wednesday, July 20th (as needed)

Wednesday, August 17th

Wednesday, September 14th

Wednesday, October 12th

Wednesday, November 9th

Wednesday, December 7th

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Parish Annual Meeting
Sunday, January 29th, 2023


Vestry/Rector Leadership Grid

2022 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 29th

Eucharist & Spiritual Communion in person & by Zoom
10:30 am

July 1st

Saint Anne's Circle
10:00 am

July 3rd

8 am Eucharist
9:30 am

July 3rd

10 am Eucharist
11:30 am

July 5th

Healing Service
5:00 pm

July 6th

Eucharist & Spiritual Communion in person & by Zoom
10:30 am

July 10th

8 am Eucharist
9:30 am

July 10th

Godly Play and Faith Quest
11:15 am

July 10th

10 am Eucharist
11:30 am

July 15th

Saint Anne's Circle
10:00 am

Monthly Calendar

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