The Very Reverend Sonya Boyce

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The Very Reverend Sonya Boyce graduated from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin and was ordained to the priesthood on November 16, 2019 by the Rt. Reverend William Love at St. John's Church in Massena, N.Y.

Prior to ordination she worshipped and served at St. John's for more than 50 years in various capacities as lay and deacon.

Currently she also serves as the Dean of the St. Lawrence Deanery.

Mother Sonya and her husband, John, were married at St. John's and raised their two sons John and Eric here, all the while being a Kindergarten teacher.

Now she and her husband, John, live with their dog, Annie, in Louisville.  Their grandchildren, Hailey, John, William and Felix bring abundant joy.


Organist- Choir Master

James Phillips

Assistant Treasurer

Beverly Patchin

Beverly Patchin has served as the Assistant Treasurer (Bookkeeper) at St. John's since 2021. She as lived in the Lisbon-Waddington Area since 2005. She is a member of the Lake St Lawrence Art Gallery in Waddington where she displays her photography and does custom Framing.  


Jacquelyn Brown


Jacquelyn Brown is a recent addition to the St John's Family. She lives in Waddington with her 2 children Abbie and Reece, a 110lb chocolate lab, Boscoe. She is a full time employee of St Lawrence County Emergency Services as a 911 Dispatch Supervisor . She also volunteers in her community of Waddington:  American legion Post 420 Aux., Waddington Fire Auxiliary , and Waddington Rescue Squad where she holds the office of Chief. 

Vestry Warden

William Solomon

William Solomon has been on the Vestry since 2012. 

Vestry Warden

Patricia Derrigo

Patricia Derrigo has been a Vestry Warden since June 2023, and has served on the vestry since 2021. She is a retired librarian from Fort Drum. Patty and her husband Angelo have 2 cats. 


Bruce Coulter

Vestry Treasurer


Dorothy Badger

Vestry Member

Pam Belile

Pam grew up in Massena,  her Current ministries are Vestry, Altar Guild, Parish Life and Outreach. She currently works at On a Roll Deli (17 yrs), where she uses her talents to make wonderful meals for the community. Prior to that she worked at Homestead Dairy (13 yrs).   


Clara Margosian


Rod Curran

Vestry Secretary

Jessica Curran

Buildings and Grounds

Ron Morrow

St John's Vestry

William Solomon, Warden 

Patricia Derrigo, Warden

Dorothy Badger

Pam Belile

Bruce Coulter, Treasurer

Rod Curran

Clara Margosian

Jessica Curran, Clerk