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Rev. Dr. William J. Doggett

The Rev. Dr. Doggett is originally from the Bay Area but spent most of his ministry in the Washington D.C. area before moving to Rancho Mirage last summer. Father Bill was ordained at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, in 1996 and served in Redwood City, San Francisco and for the Diocese of California until moving to Washington, D.C. in 1999. While on 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 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…