Church Staff


Our Minister

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The Reverend David F. Peters


David Peters has been serving the Roxbury Congregational Church as its' Minister since November 22, 1986.

A native of Wallingford, Connecticut, Mr. Peters received his B.S. from Central Connecticut State College and an MDiv. (Masters of Divinity) degree from the Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. Prior to being called to his present position, David had served at churches in Danbury, CT, Waltham, MA, and Glastonbury, CT.


David was named as one of the "Top 50 Most Influential People in Litchfield County" by Litchfield Magazine. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ct Conference of the United Church of Christ, as a member of the Board of Directors for the United Church Board for World Ministries and as a staff member at the Silver Lake Conference Center. He is active in the community, serving on a number of boards and committees including the Roxbury Sr. Housing Board, as a CT-certified Emergency Medical Technician, serving as a crew member with Roxbury Ambulance, and on the regional substance abuse prevention council.  David was also one of the Co-chairs of the Now, For the Future! capital campaign for Silver Lake Conference Center, the denomination's camp, and conference center. He counts Silver Lake in Sharon, CT, as an important place on his spiritual journey toward ordination. It is also where he met his wife, Susan! He has also been listed in Who's Who in American Religion.


He is married to Susan Zappulla-Peters, a pastry chef and native of Torrington, and they have two children, Kyla,  a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in health sciences, living in CA, and Kirby, who has a degree in Agriculture from Cornell and now works in that field in Austin, TX. David's interests include railroads, Apple computers, listening to music including diverse artists such as U2, Rush, Radiohead, and James Taylor, and being a handyman. He loves a challenge to fix something around the house!


On his days off during the tourist season, David can be found working as a train conductor on the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat in Essex, CT or volunteering at our Silver Lake Conference Center doing light maintenance or other tasks.


*Please note that our pastor, like all clergy in Connecticut, is mandated by law to report suspicion of "abuse, neglect, exploitation or abandonment" of people other below age 18 or above age 60 to the appropriate protective services agency of the state (CT General Statutes, Sec., 17b-450-452 etc.)



Our Minister of Music

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Sandy has been the Minister of Music at the Church since 1998. 
A native of Wallingford, CT, has a BA from Western Connecticut State College and she is currently the music educator at the Kent Elementary School and at the  Botelle Elementary School in Norfolk, CT as well as the Fine Line Theatre in New Milford. She also gives private music lessons. Sandy has two adult children, Elizabeth and Alexander.  She lives in New Preston. 



Our Church Secretary


Nancy Glover


 Nancy joined our staff as Church Secretary in March of 2012. She is a native of New Fairfield, CT, attended Middlebury College and had careers in journalism for local newspapers. She recently moved back to this area and joined our church. She is an artist and is a valuable asset to our staff.




Our Church Custodian


Bruce Rossiter


Bruce grew up in this church, now works for FedEx and lives in New Milford, with his wife, Nan, an author and artist. They have two sons: Cole and Noah.

He works to have our church clean and welcoming for all who come and it shows!

We appreciate his efforts!






Brian Neff, Church Moderator 860-354-3177 
Patricia Fraley, Church Clerk, 860-868-0051
Cathy Racz, Church Treasurer, 860-799-0180
Heidi Neff, Church Collector, 860-354-3177

Dale Pinchbeck, Church Historian, 860-350-0529 
Joan Temple, Church Librarian, 860-350-0529

Michael Wilcox, Chair, Deacons and Christian Educaton & Nurture, 860-354-8821
Charlie Meade   Chair, Trustees, 860-898-0107
Barbara Biafore Chair, Mission Committee 860-799-6501
Jeanne Steers, Chair, Fellowship Committee, 860-354-7484 
Pat Fraley, Jan Steers, & Colby Kalisher, Parish Relations Committee

860--0051/ 860-354-7210 /860-355-8012 

Charlie Stauffacher,  Men's Group, 860-354-1274
Pat Fraley, Barbara Cover, & David Peters, Advisors Youth Group 


Charlie Meade,  Loaves and Fishes, Weekend Homeless Breakfast, 860-355-1584

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Jan Steers 860-354-7210

Daily Bread Food Pantry: Sue Stauffacher: 860-354-1274

Loaves & Fishes Meal Ministry: Mike Wilcox 860-354-8821

Mindful Meditation Group: Charlie Stauffacher: 860-354-1274


Art Show / Art For A Cause: Charlie Meade, 860-355-1584

Rummage Sale / Tag Sale: Sue Stauffacher 860-354-1274

Country Church Christmas Fair: Charlie Meade, 860-355-1584 Dawn Collette, 860-354-2667, Pam Wilhelm, and Cathy Racz

Beef Barbecue: Chris Childs 860-355-9067


Bruce Rossiter, Church Custodian

Nancy Glover, Church Secretary and Newsletter Editor, office: 860-355-1978
Sandra Kleisner, Minister of Music 860-868-9040 
The Rev. David F. Peters, Minister Office 860-355-1978   Parsonage 860-355-8830

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