Zion Episcopal Church, North Branford, CT
Zion Episcopal Church, North Branford, CT

Meet Zion's Leadership

Who are the ministers of Zion Episcopal Church?

All the people of Zion!

Rev. Lucy LaRocca



Bio: Lucy joined Zion in May 2011.  She and her husband David have been married 33 years and live in Madison. They have two grown daughters.


Lucy’s first career was in education, teaching at risk teenagers.  She holds a master’s degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University. Lucy graduated in 2008 from Berkeley Divinity School, the Episcopal seminary at Yale Divinity School, with a Master of Divinity degree. She initially served as curate of Trinity Church in Branford, CT and then as Associate Rector of Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven.


Contact Lucy with questions you may have about the Christian faith, the Episcopal Church, the Zion community, or if you are facing a pastoral crisis. She can be reached at 203-488-7395 or by email zionvicar@att.net.

Ralene Goff

Music Director


Ralene has directed music in churches for over 20 years. She also enjoys directing musical theater both in churches and for local community groups. She is passionate about music and creative arts in worship, and loves having people of all ages share that joy with her. Ralene is a music teacher. Her husband Fred also loves music and sings in local choral and opera groups.


You may email Ralene at ralenegoff@gmail.com with any questions

Debbie Anderson

Parish Administrator


Bio: Debbie was born and raised in North Branford.  She has been the the parish administrator since August of 2000.  She and her husband Joe have been  parishioners of Zion since 1988.


Contact Debbie with questions about scheduling use of the parish hall, scheduling of lay ministries, and parish communications. She can be reached at 203-481-9193 or Zion_office@att.net

Maria Maguire

Seminary Intern


Maria Maguire is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. 



 She can be reached at maria.maguire@yale.edu

Janet Ainsworth

Senior Warden


Janet is very active in the community, in Scouts and as an AMC hike leader.



Al Maiorino

Junior Warden




Jane Chick

Parish Clerk


Jane has been a parishioner at Zion for six years and has steadily taken on various roles within the church, currently most active with christian formation. 


 Jane and her husband Dave have been married for 33 years and have four adult children and four grandchildren.

You may contact Jane at ctycampboss@yahoo.com

Phil Bujalski



Phil also sings in Zion's Choir.

Andrew Parfitt

Vestry class of 2022


Andrew also serves as an usher and reader.



Rita Smith

Vestry class of 2022


Rita also serves as a Minister of Communion and a Reader.



Mary Ann Hultgren

Vestry class of 2023


Mary Ann makes a fabulous butternut squash soup for our Holiday Fair.



Kelly Hunt

Vestry class of 2023


Kelly also plays the flute in worship.



Pat Lovelace

Vestry class of 2024


Pat has served the Zion community in many different capacities over the years.



Tom George

Vestry class of 2024


Tom is a fabulous bingo caller at our community dinners.


Misaki Vongher


Misaki first joined the NONH family as a parent. She accepted the position of director in 2021



Donna Hart

Nursery on Notch Hill -Head Teacher


Bio: Donna served as the Director of Nursery on Notch Hill from 2012 to 2016. She has taught in Zion's nursery school for 20 years. 


Betsy Sachs

Nursery on Notch Hill Teacher


Bio: Ms. Betsy, a former elementary school teacher and mother of six, has been teaching at Nursery on Notch Hill for nine years. 

Rita Melillo

Nursery on Notch Hill Teaching Assistant


Miss Rita has been with Nursery on Notch Hill for many years.

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