Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Districts & Diocesan Deans of the Diocese


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Monroe District
Monroe County except for the City of Rochester including Caledonia
Dean:   The Very Rev. Ken Pepin
Warden: Ms. Linda Ketchum-Pompilli

(The Very Rev. Ken Pepin, St. Luke's Fairport)


Northeast District 
Ontario and Wayne Counties
Dean: The Very Rev. Gretchen Ratterree
Warden:  The Rev. Michael Laver

(The Very Rev. Gretchen Ratterree, St. Marks's Newark)


Rochester District
The City of Rochester
Dean:  The Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt
Warden:  Mr. Peter Barker


The Very Rev. Leslie Burkardt, St. Thomas Rochester


Southeast District
Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties, except for Hornell
Dean:    The Very Rev. Troy Preston
Warden:   Ms. Mary Lou Hunt-Quintal

(The Very Rev. Troy Preston, Christ Church Corning)


Southwest District
Allegany and Livingston Counties, plus Hornell
Dean: The Very Rev. Michael Laver
Warden:  Mr. Stephen Kelly

(The Very Rev. Michael Laver, St. Michael's, Geneseo)

Other Offices

Office for Children and Youth Diocesan Events

Contacts: Rev. Keisha Stokes and Rev. Gretchen Ratterree

Who should contact the Office for Transitions?

  • Search chairs and ​Wardens of churches in transition
  • Anyone who knows of innovative clergy who may be interested in coming to the Diocese of Rochester
  • Clergy considering a change of cure or retirement: contact the Bishop

The Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith, Officer for Transitions and Congregational Development 



Chaplain ​Services

  • Canonically resident retired clergy, their spouses, partners, or children who find themselves in need of chaplain services.


Rev. Johnnie E. Ross, Chaplain

(859) 285-9361

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