The Rev. Dale VanWormer

Fr. Dale is a native of the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York State, a graduate of Keuka College (History & Political Science, 2014), and an alumnus of Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. He is passionate about liturgy and sacred music and plans to share his love of teaching with us at St. John’s through seasonal classes that will be taught alongside Fr. Chris. As the new Priest Associate for Formation and Liturgy, Fr. Dale will also bring with him his love of pastoral ministry and share in the pastoral duties of the parish, through hospitality and in visiting the sick and shut-in.
Before attending seminary, Fr. Dale worked as a full-time baker for the grocer Wegmans and still enjoys cooking and baking as a hobby. He tries to burn off any carbs and calories from baking by playing tennis, swimming, or hiking.