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 as he grew up in a railroad family and has a life-long passion for trains.


*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!



Church Leader Names and Contact Information can be obtained by calling the Church Office at 860-355-1978. (We have had others use the officers names on spam emails to church members asking falsely for financial assistance. - We do not use email for this purpose.)

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