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.
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.
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 : Debbie Cole-Wenderlich & John Taylor
Class of ’20: Elaine Walker, Brian Piotrowski, Suzanne Blatchford
Class of ’21: Judy Weston Farris, Pam Thompson, Stephanie Durham
Class of ’22 : David Fronczak, Neal Allen, Margy Ashley
Clerk of the Vestry: David Snyder
Treasurer: Craig Munger
- C0-Coordinators of Godly Play : Ingrid Lagoe, Karen Tricomi
- Co-coordinators of Rite 13: Steven Schulz, Stacy Taylor