Meet Our Staff and Parish Leadership

The Rev. Sandra Stayner

The Rev. Sandra Stayner

Rector

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. 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.

Will Dickinson

Will Dickinson

Seminarian

Before coming to seminary, Will studied music and religion at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and served a small country parish just north of the city. He says that when he’s not studying or trying very hard to be pious, he’s usually reading, playing music, or finding new scenic roads to explore. Full bio to come.

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.

David Kacynski

David Kacynski

Sexton

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

Sunday Services
8:15 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

10 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
Child Care Available

Weekdays
7:30 am Monday & Wednesday
Lay-Led Morning Prayer10 am Thursday
Holy Eucharist Rite II

On the Third Thursday of the Month
Holy Eucharist is Celebrated at Elim Park at 10:30 am

Address

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

203.272.4041
office@stpeterscheshire.org