The Very Reverend David Hefling, ObJN, was ordained Priest on Epiphany, 2004 at New Life Episcopal Church in Uniontown, Ohio, in the Diocese of Ohio by the Right Reverend J. Clark Grew, II. Fr. David graduated from Kent State University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (1980) and an Educational Specialist degree (1997). He holds a Master of Fine and Professional Arts degree in Family Studies (1984), and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois in 2003. He served as a transitional deacon at New Life Episcopal Church and since priestly ordination, has served two part time parishes (St. Philip’s and St. Andrew’s in Akron, Ohio) and as Rector of St. Chrysostom’s in Quincy, MA. Fr. David came to us, with his spouse, the Rev. Michael D. Dudley, in July, 2010. Fr. David is an Oblate in the Order of Julian of Norwich – a contemplative order of nuns and monks in the Episcopal Church. Fr. David is a gardener, enjoys history and almost anything to do with the Royal Family, and every so often he plays the cello.
Daniel Chang – Organist
A native of San Francisco, California, Daniel Chang is a Master’s degree candidate in the studio of David Higgs. He began his music studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Department where he studied composition with Michael Kaulkin and piano with June Choi Oh. He continued his education at the San Francisco Conservatory for a B.M.A. in composition studying composition with David Conte and piano with Alla Gladysheva.
While at the Conservatory, Daniel participated in numerous masterclasses by leading composers, including John Adams, and also attended the European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France where he studied with composer Narcis Bonet. After graduating from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Daniel began studying organ under the direction of Simon Berry and served as organ scholar at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco.
We at St. John’s have been enjoying his talented piano accompaniment on Sundays since September 18th and look forward, as he is, to our new organ.
Daniel Chang, Organist
Melva was born and educated in England. She immigrated to the United States in 1964 and worked as Credit Manager and A/R Manager for 37 years at VP Supply Corp.
Tom is graduating from FLCC with an Associate Degree in Accounting. He plans to have a part-time accounting career during tax season. Tom retired in 2008 after twenty-six years in the Navy. He has been married twenty years; has a son, two daughters, and one grandson.
Wardens & Vestry:
Wardens – Stacy Taylor and Bill Haizlip
Class of ’18: Debbie Cole-Wenderlich, John Thompson, Stephanie Durham
Class of ’19: Sally Berry, Joan Tierney, Liz Mattison
Class of ’20: Elaine Walker, Briam Piotrowski, Liz Mattison
Clerk of the Vestry: Mary-Martha Harvey
Treasurer: Pam Thompson
- C0-Coordinators of Godly Play Youth Formation: Ingrid Lagoe, Stephanie Bolster, Ginny Vigh.
- Co-coordinators of Rite 13: Anita Morse, Pam Thompson, and Shari Peck.
- Peonies, Shari Peck and Fr. David hefling