Clergy, Vestry and Staff

The Rev. Stephen Lane Interim Bishop


The Rev. David Hefling, ObjN

Our rector, The Very Reverend David Hefling, ObJN+, is a native of Ohio and came to St. John’s in July of 2010 from Boston.  He holds B.S. and Ed. S. degrees from Kent State University, an M.A. from the University of Akron, and his M.Div. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.  Fr. David was an early childhood educator and a university administrator before his ordination in the Diocese of Ohio on Epiphany 2004.  He is an Oblate of the Order of Julian of Norwich, and in the Diocese of Rochester he is the Dean of the Northeast District, the Diocesan Archivist, and a member of the Bishop’s Committee for Grace Church, Lyons.  Fr. David is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Board of Trustees of UR/Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, chair of the City of Canandaigua Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of Woodlawn Cemetery.  

Fr. David is married to the Reverend Michael D. Dudley, a retired Episcopal priest, and they live in Canandaigua in a house surrounded by flower gardens with a little red hen, Agatha, living in the backyard.

Fr. David is a quiltmaker, a genealogist, gardener, and an Anglophile.


Rev. Keisha Stokes – Pastoral Associate





Daniel Chang – Choir Director & 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 organ and piano accompaniment since September 2016.


Parrish Administrator- Linda Mayton
                                                    Darcy Graham : Financial Administrator



Andrew Corley:  Sexton

2026 Vestry 

Wardens & Vestry:

Wardens :    Debbie Cole-Wenderlich – Susi Blatchford

Class of ’24:  Susan McNelly, Elaine Walker, Mary Munger

Class of 2025:  Stephanie Durham, Bill Haizlip, Shari Peck

Class of 2026: Rich Kean, Don Morley, Nancy Tourje 

Clerk of the Vestry: Mary Martha Harvey

Treasurer: Craig Munger


One Reply to “Clergy, Vestry and Staff”

  1. Hello Rev. Hefling,

    I would like to THANK YOU for your recent donation and from your church family. We are very grateful for your faithfulness to share your treasure with us in order that we might extend a “hand up” to those who are hurting and truly want to turn their situation around for the better.

    Perhaps you would be interested to see the many improvements that have been made to our facilities and more importantly our programs and services to the community. I would like to personally invite you to take a tour where I can explain just how your gifts are truly impacting lives!

    Please call me anytime at (585) 325-3243 to set up a convenient time and date.

    Thank you again for your support of the Mission as we reach out to those who are hungry, homeless and challenged by an addiction to drugs and alcohol.


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