Our Rector:  Rev. Lance Robbins

Father Lance has served at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 1991.  Prior to his coming to Webster, he served parishes in Western Pa. and served as the Chaplain at the University of Missouri and as associate rector at Calvary Episcopal Church in Columbia, Mo.  He received a BA from Thiel College and an M.Div. from Seabury-Western Seminary in Evanston, Ill.

He is a long term mentor for the Education for Ministry program. In addition to his amazing sermons, Father Lance shares an inspirational thought each day on Twitter. You can follow him at:

Our Deacon: Rev. Barbara Fornalik

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A longtime parishioner at Good Shepherd, Barb retired from Xerox after 28 years as a secretary and had raised three kids to adulthood. She began classes at Seminary in 2005 and was ordained as a Deacon in March 2008. In addition to assisting Fr. Lance on the altar or conducting services in his absence, Barb serves as Bishop Singh’s liaison to the Diocesan Prison Ministry program. Once paperwork and training is completed, Barbara expects to begin doing regular prison visits.  She also recently took the lead at Good Shepherd on a program to help the less fortunate  parishioners of St. Marks and St. John’s of Rochester with food and clothing drive organized by fellow Deacon Rev Mike Finn.

Our Music Director & Organist: Dr. Karyn Robbins

Dr. Karyn Robbins has been Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd since 1988.  She received her BSEd in Elementary Education and certification in Music Education from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania.  After teaching several years she went on to study with David Craighead at the Eastman School of Music where she received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Organ Performance and Literature.  In addition to her work as Director of Music at Good Shepherd, Dr. Robbins teaches piano and organ lessons at the church.

Our Parish Administrator: Debbie Markowitz

Good Shepherd Office’s General hours are 9:00-1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but the church voicemail offers an option to leave a message as well–585-872-2281, for Debbie, Lance, or Karyn.   Or you may email