Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

All public events and services at St. Edmund’s are currently suspended due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

We will be making available opportunities for online worship, learning, and fellowship during this time. We encourage you to take every opportunity to stay actively connected.

Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Jenifer Chatfield

The Reverend Jenifer M. Chatfield

Mother Jenifer is a native of Southern California who has served parishes in the Los Angeles area and in New Haven, Connecticut. She comes to St. Edmund’s after serving recently as the Priest-in-Charge at St. Wilfrid of York Church and Pre-school in Huntington Beach. Previous to St. Wilfrid’s she served at St. James’ in the…

The Reverend Canon Judith Heffron

The Reverend Canon Judith Heffron

The Reverend Canon Judith Heffron, Mother Judy,  graduated with a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminar in 1989 and with a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Bloy House that same year. Ordained a Deacon in 1989 and a Priest in 1990, Mother Judy held assisting positions at St. Luke’s, Monrovia, St. Cross, Hermosa Beach,…

The Reverend Mark Dawson

Mark Dawson was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on the Feast of the Epiphany 2018. He has been serving as Deacon at St Edmund’s since Palm Sunday of that same year. Mark has a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, the divinity school of Columbia University, and a Certificate in Anglican…

The Reverend Heather Blackstone

Heather was born and raised in Pownal, Maine. She attended Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts where she majored in Biblical and Theological Studies with a concentration in Jewish Studies and Old Testament Theology. During her time in college she was able to spend a semester studying at Jerusalem University College in Jerusalem, Israel. She also…

Brother Michael Manley Hopkins Jones

Born in St Louis, MO, Michael Jones studied theology at Eden Theological Seminary and earned his MDiv at Wesley Theological Seminary prior to doctoral studies in Philosophy at Georgetown University, American University, Catholic University and St Louis University where he also taught Philosophy. A teaching grant brought him to California where he became involved in…

Robert Hovencamp

Robert Hovencamp began his musical studies at an early age, and soon began studying at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College-Conservatory of Music preparatory department. He later earned his bachelor’s degree at CCM, studying piano, organ, and opera performance. He also studied organ and liturgical music at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. At Cincinnati, he studied voice…

Liz Westphal

Ms. Westphal holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with Management and Marketing, from USC, and pursued a successful career in management prior to joining the St. Edmund’s teaching staff in 2007. She taught at our school until 2016 when she was hired as the school director. Liz and her husband Paul have three…

Antonio Bartolome

Antonio has been serving as Sunday School Director for St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church since June of 2016. Working along side his partner, the Rev. Heather Blackstone, and son Alipio, they offer a weekly family service in the small chapel, followed by activities in the Sunday School rooms. As a trained violinist, Antonio provides music for…