Clergy, Vestry and Staff




The Right Reverend Bishop Prince Singh

Rector- The Rev. David Hefling ObJN
Rector- The Very 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.


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

Ruth Dainty - Sexton
Ruth Dainty – Sexton



Manager of Gleaner's Community Kitchen= Thomas Carter
Manager of Gleaner’s Community Kitchen= Thomas Carter

Tom graduated 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.


The 2020 Vestry being inducted.

Wardens & Vestry:

Wardens :   Debbie Cole-Wenderlich & John Taylor

Class of ’22 :  David Fronczak, Neal Allen, Margy Ashley

Class of ’23:  Judy Ratcliffe, Derek Ofori, Bradley Peck

Class of ’24:  Margaret White, Susan McNelly, Suzi Blatchford

Clerk of the Vestry: Darcy Graham

Treasurer: Craig Munger

C0-Coordinators of Godly Play : Ingrid Lagoe, Karen Tricomi
Co-coordinators of Rite 13: Steven Schulz, Stacy Taylor

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