Rev. Jim Trimble, Rector
Fr. Jim Trimble came to St. John’s in January of 2024 from, most recently, the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky. Following a career in public radio, Jim was ordained in 2005 after graduating from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX. A native of Louisville, he has served churches in Kentucky and South Carolina. He and his wife Nancy, the new Director of the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office, share a house with 6 cats and a dog, and have three 20-something children in Rochester, Lexington KY, and Middlebury VT. Fr. Jim will usually be at church and around the village Sundays, and Tuesdays through Thursdays.
Jillian Lloyd, Parish Admin
Jillian Lloyd joined the St. John's staff in July 2018. She acts as newsletter editor, weekly bulletin creator, and all-around office guru. She holds office hours on Tuesday and Thursday. During the summer months, you'll be sure to see (and hear) her girls making use of the grounds around the church on their scooters or enjoying a picnic in one of the gardens.
Outside of work, you can find Jill reading a book while her girls swim in the pool, leading a Girl Scout meeting or watching a movie with her husband! She loves spending time at home with her family. Since moving to the HF-L community in 2009, Jill has grown to love the small-town feel of the area and the school district.
John Richards, Music Director
John joined St. John's in 2003 after returning from Scotland (where he served as Music Director at Saint Margaret's in Dundee). He says " I was hoping to find a church that was warm and inclusive, spiritually rich, and blessed with a vibrant music program. I found all that here." You'll catch him most Sundays playing an 1895 Hook and Hastings tracker organ, working with the choir, playing various keyboards, and sometimes playing guitar.
If you enjoy singing or playing, please join us at our choir rehearsals Sunday mornings at 8:45am September - June. We have a recorder ensemble playing baroque music, flugelhorn, trumpet and concertina adding color and variety, and a skilled bell ringer pushing the levers in the upper reaches of the church.
Will Ingle, Treasurer
Will joined St. John’s as a teenager in 1979 and served as a chalice bearer and lay reader. After many years away from Honeoye Falls, he returned to St. John’s in 2004 with his wife Jane, and their two daughters Elizabeth and Grace. Will learned the Treasurer’s job from his good friend Jane Jobe who served as Treasurer from 2003 – 2020. He chairs the Finance Committee and helps repair and maintain our historic buildings and grounds.
The Vestry is the equivalent of the board of the parish. They oversee all policy and financial matters (including buildings and grounds), and act as the Rector’s advisors. The Vestry of St. John’s Church is elected for three year terms during the Annual Meeting each January. We also have two wardens, who help in the day-to-day leadership of the parish.
Current Vestry: Yeates Conwell, Shelly Shellman, Jan Metcalf, Allene Baillargeon, Lorraine Ndusha, Kaelin Allmendinger, Chris Baron, and Allan Shafer, Senior Warden; Mary Jo Smith, Junior Warden
Brief bios of some members are below:
Mary Jo Smith, Senior Warden
Mary Jo and her husband Andy live in the village of Honeoye Falls, with their son, Luke (but he’s moving to Pittsford soon). Their daughter, Madelein, lives in Jersey City, and is a stand-up comedian. Mary Jo is a Children’s Services Librarian at the Gates Public Library and has been a member of St. John’s for 28 years. She has been a member of vestry 2 or 3 times and was warden once before as well. She has also assisted in reviewing the church bylaws, played the handbells for Christmas Eve services, handed out cookies and Cider during the Christmas Parade and helped at many of our fundraising events.
Ray Locke, Junior Warden
Ray grew up in the Episcopal church and over many years has been very involved in a variety of responsibilities and activities. He has been an acolyte leader, youth instructor, Christian Education director, served on vestry, served on Diocesan Council, diocesan delegate, and praise choir and band leader. Ray is a Cursillista from the Diocese of Southern Virginia and made Cursillo #135 at the table of St. Matthew. Ray is an HR Business Partner with Paychex, specializing in Federal and state labor law.
Ray, his wife Eileen and their two daughters moved in 2006 from St. Johns, and Honeoye Falls to Southern Virginia where they also had a wonderful church family at Christ Church in Smithfield, VA. A series of events has brought them back to Pittsford in 2017 and the obvious choice was to return to St. John’s which has been a wonderful renewal of old friendships and establishment of new ones. Ray considers the members of St. John’s as his people, and he serves God alongside them.
Allene and her husband Peter live in Mendon with Allene’s mom Pat and several pets you may or may not hear on Zoom calls. Allene is a retired special ed teacher whose interests include gardening, reading, writing, and drawing. She is currently working on a graphic novel involving butterfly life cycles.
Allene has been a member of St. John’s for over 30 years, serving on the vestry and as warden for multiple terms. She is a member of the Care Team. You have received cards she has designed, and she knows that art is only one way that God’s people can love one another. “Those designs are a love letter to the people of St. John’s,” she says. “Each member contributes to the whole, whether they know it or not. I have seen it during the years of my own time here.”
Allene began her 3-year Vestry term in 2022.
Lorraine was accepted into the Episcopal church in 2017. She has served as an Altar Guild member since that time and two years ago was asked to lead the Altar Guild ministry in Benicia CA at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Lorraine's received her master's and post master's degrees in the science of Nursing and Psychiatric Mental Health. Her career as a Nurse Partitioner in Psychiatry has offered many opportunities such as private practice and 25 years of service with the U of R, Strong Memorial Hospital working with patients in various settings and capacities. Lorraine is the proud mother of two wonderful adult children, and has two sweet cats, many family members and friends. Lorraine is very grateful for being asked to serve as a Vestry member for St. John's. Since moving to Livonia and joining St. John's two years ago, Lorraine has helped with coffee hours and Altar Guild.
Lorraine began her 3-year Vestry term in 2022.
Kaelin joined St. John’s in 2019 after moving to Honeoye Falls. She has been active in church music since the age of 6 where she was in the junior choir at St. Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua, New York, and went on to be the assistant music director in high school, while being a soloist in the main choir. In addition to being an active member of the St. John’s choir, she has also dipped her toes into other church activities including baking cookies for remote members and running the Fall Bake Sale.
Kaelin began her 3-year Vestry term in 2022.
Chris Baron lives in Scottsville and is a school bus driver for Pittsford Central School District. He was introduced to St. John's by his friend, Gaie Goodness. Gaie invited Chris to attend a service and, though he hadn't attended church in a while, he said yes and has been attending services for about 3 years now. He decided that St. John's was a good place for him spiritually, among friendly and loving people. Chris has felt at home here.
Chris has helped with the Fall fundraiser, cohosting coffee hours, and sometimes plays the church bells. He is also a reader.
Chris began his 3-year Vestry term in 2023.
Yeates Conwell and his family have been members of the St. John’s Episcopal Church community since moving to Honeoye Falls in 1985. Although their three children (William, Claire, and August) have flown the nest, he and wife Gay Mills live in the village and remain active in church affairs. Gay is Executive Director of the Genesee Land Trust and Yeates is on the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. After serving several terms on the vestry in earlier years, he most recently was re-elected as a member in 2021.
Yeates began his second 3-year Vestry term in 2024.
Catherine Faurot became part of the St. John’s family when she moved to Honeoye Falls 19 years ago. She has helped in the nursery, taught in the church school, served on Vestry, and been a reader and chalice bearer during that time. She and her husband Wil live on a farm in Honeoye Falls with their son Taran and a miniature ark of animals. They spend as much time as they can visiting with their far-flung three older sons.
Catherine began her 3-year Vestry term in 2024.
Gaie has been a member of St. John’s since the Fall of ’91 when she and her husband were looking for a parish to baptize their youngest child, Elizabeth, and raise their 2 children. She has been a lifelong Episcopalian, raised in the Church of the Epiphany Parish on Buffalo Road. Gaie coordinated the Sunday School for nearly 10 years, along with Sandy Carbone, helping with Christmas pageants and Sunday School picnics. She had her husband, Michael’s funeral at St. John’s in 2016, as well as her son, Elliott’s small wedding during the pandemic in 2020. Gaie has been an active member of the choir for several years and served as a delegate to the Diocesan Convention for a couple of years. She has also been a Greeter and a Reader at St. John’s.
Gaie is currently a yoga instructor for 3 school districts and Pinehurst Senior Center. She is a retired Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and worked for 30 years for BOCES 2.
Gaie began her 3-year Vestry term in 2024.