Meet Our Staff & Parish Leadership

The Rev. Sandra Stayner

The Rev. Sandra Stayner


Born and raised in England, Sandy retains her British accent after 32 years in the USA. She is married to David, also a St. Peter’s clergy. They have a son, Matt who is in college and a golden retriever puppy, Skye. Read full bio.
The Rev. David Stayner

The Rev. David Stayner

Associate Rector

David is married to our Rector, Sandy; and Matt, their son, is happily pursuing university studies. At home, David enjoys playing chase with their inquisitive, highly energetic Golden Retriever puppy – and adding plants to their gardens. Read full bio.
The Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp

The Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp


In faith and in community, I feel called to work for the beauty and wholeness of God’s creation to be known, celebrated and protected;
and for our unfolding cosmic awareness to guide our ministry in support of social and ecological
justice within the love of Christ.

The Rev. Ray Andersen

The Rev. Ray Andersen

Priest Associate

The Rev. Ray Andersen is a “cradle-to not-yet-grave Episcopalian”, definitely an endangered species. I was born and raised in the Bronx; educated in Yankee Stadium. Read full bio.
Stuart Duncan, PhD

Stuart Duncan, PhD

Director of Music

Dr. Stuart Paul Duncan harks from the South-East of England. While playing organ and conducting choirs for approximately twenty years, Stuart has also completed a Doctorate in music composition from Cornell University and a PhD in music theory from Yale University. Read full bio.
Allison Loiseau

Allison Loiseau

Director of Children's Ministries

I am honored to be the Director of Children’s Ministries at St. Peter’s. Our program goals include supporting families and children as they develop strong and thoughtful relationships with God, fostering intergenerational connections between parishioners of all ages, and encouraging local families to visit and participate in the community. 

Kathy Kirby

Kathy Kirby

Parish Administrotor

Kathy loves her job at St. Peter’s, where she utilizes her strengths in organization and administration to manage the parish office and support the rector, vestry and ministries, while also providing a welcoming environment for parishioners and visitors alike.

David Kacynski

David Kacynski


Drafted by the Yankees in the Cheshire Little League years ago, he remains a faithful NY Yankees fan and a faithful staff member.
Leigh Powers

Leigh Powers

Communications Coordinator

Leigh has a background in Library & Information Services and has worked a variety of information service jobs at both non-profit and for-profit organizations. (Also a Yankee fan).

St. Peter's Leadership

Executive Committee

Sandy Stayner, Rector

Liam Considine, Senior Warden

Charlie Waggoner, Junior Warden

John Staab, Treasurer

Additional Officers

Kelly Schmidt, Parish Clerk

Charlie Moran, Parish Agent

Darcy Keough, Assistant Agent

Nancy Staab, Cemetery Superintendant


Dioceson Representatives

Charles Dimmick

Marj Chapman

Alternate Michaela Hauser-Wagner


Term Ends January 2018

Tom Gilmore

Gretchen Hayden

Molly Preudhomme

Joel Renker

Term Ends January 2019

Marj Chapman

Jeff Knickerbocker

Elise Palumbo

Richard Saunders

Term Ends January 2020

Kim Clarke

Sam Dunlop

Heather Fitzgerald

Cheryl Sharp

Youth Representatives

Elected for one-year term

Sophia Renker

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Sunday Services
8:15 am Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Child Care Available

2nd Sunday Each Month
5 pm Quiet Candlelight Service

4th Sunday Each Month
9:15 am Family Service

7:30 am Monday & Wednesday
Lay Led Morning Prayer

10 am Thursday Holy Eucharist Rite II

59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

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