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Clergy & Staff

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The Rev. Dr. Julianne Buenting

Julianne Buenting is a native western New Yorker, raised in Brockport, who completed doctoral studies in health care at the University of Buffalo before seeking ordination. She was ordained transitional deacon and priest in Chicago in 2009, having earned the MDiv at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.  She completed specialist training in Intentional Interim Ministry and Conflict Mediation, and has served multiple parishes of the Episcopal dioceses of Chicago, Western Massachusetts, and Washington DC as Interim Rector.  Her call as a priest is to proclaim Christ’s radically inclusive and redeeming Love for ALL people and creation. Liturgy and preaching, spiritual formation for all ages, and congregational development are her particular ministerial interests. She is unapologetically besotted with dogs (including, but not limited to, a goldendoodle companion called Rawley), savors good films and recommends WRUR 88.5 FM for great music and NPR news.

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Cindy Kline

Parish Administrator

Cindy Kline is the Parish Administrator, who answers the phones, assists with the weekly bulletins, publishes the newsletter, and generally keeps things running smoothly at Christ Church.

Cindy attended St. John Fisher College and has lived in the area her entire life. She grew up in East Rochester.

She lives in Pittsford with her husband and Great Dane, Gus. Cindy loves spending time with her family including 4 granddaughters.

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Alden Wright

 Director of Music

Alden will be the principal accompanist and will share some conducting with David. He is beginning the Master of Music degree at Eastman, where he also did his Bachelor of Music. Last year he took a year out to serve as organ scholar at Truro Cathedral in the UK, where he accompanied daily services and assisted in training the boy choristers. He will begin at Christ Church Sunday, September 4 and is looking forward to meeting the congregation!

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Liz Salamone

Director of Children's Education

Finance Administrator

Liz Salamone is the Director of Children’s Education at Christ Church. In addition to running the Sunday School program, she plans family fellowship events and other activities that involve children.

A Rochester native, Liz graduated from Boston College and the University of Cincinnati and worked as an actuary before returning to Rochester. She is active in the Pittsford Central School District PTSA and serves as the treasurer of Pittsford United Nursery School. Liz resides in Pittsford with her husband, two sons, and crazy dog.

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Mary Thor


Mary has been a member of Christ Church and altar guild member since 1980. Mary worked as a public health nurse for the Monroe County Health Department for over 30 years ending in August, 2004. When the Rev. Winifred Collin asked Mary to help with the services during the week and team up with another person to set up, restore and keep the church functioning and safe for our parish family and visitors through many services, Mary gladly accepted.

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Rick Webster


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