Meet Our Staff and 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.

Kathy Kirby

Kathy Kirby

Parish Administrator

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison

Minister of Music

Matthew, often called Matt, holds degrees from James Madison University and The New England Conservatory. In addition to his work at St. Peter’s, Matt directs the choirs at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT.  Read full bio.

St. Peter’s Leadership

Executive Committee

Sandy Stayner, Rector

Liam Considine, Senior Warden

Sam Dunlop, Junior Warden

Charlie Waggoner, Treasurer

Additional Officers

Hilda Schmidt, Asst. Treasurer

Marj Chapman, Parish Clerk

Charlie Moran, Parish Agent

Sam Dunlop, Cemetery Superintendent


Dioceson/Regional Representatives

Alan Blume

Michaela Hauser-Wagner

Jeffrey Knickerbocker


Term Expires January 2022

Keith Joseph
John Kosciuk
Jayne O’Brien
Sancha Works

Term Expires January 2023

Wendy Dringoli
Amy Kosciuk
Jeffrey Knickerbocker
Becky Whipple

Term Expires January 2024

Martha Blume
Christy Chandler
Marj Chapman
Heather Fitzgerald

Sunday Services

9:00 am – 9:30 am Children's Worship Via Zoom

9:15 am Godly Play (ages 3 –K) Via Zoom

10 am Spiritual Communion Via Zoom

7 am Monday Through Friday Morning Prayer - Via Zoom


St. Peter's during COVID-19

 All St. Peter’s worship services, meetings and events are currently offered virtually via Zoom, until we receive the directive from public health officials that it is safe to gather inside.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
59 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410


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