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 32 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

Jillian Morrison

Seminary Intern


Jill Morrison is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Prior to her time in Connecticut, Jill earned a Masters of Art in Art and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.


A native to New Orleans, LA, Jill grew up in Texas and devoted much of her time to the theatre. She brings a passion for telling stories to her ministry at Zion and the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.


Jill lives in Hamden with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys expressions of visual and performing arts, exploring New England, gardening, knitting and learning new things.


 She can be reached at jillian.morrison@yale.edu

Lisa Latham

Senior Warden


Lisa is also coordinator for Parish Life. She has a passion too, for Outreach and participates regularly with the Prayer Shawl group. She can be reached at wdwlila@yahoo.com.

Diane Iglesias

Junior Warden



The Junior Warden coordinates the maintenance and improvements to Zion buildings and grounds, including Zion Park and the Memorial Garden. Diane also serves on the Altar Guild, and is a Minister of Communion, Reader, Lay Eucharistic Visitor and a member of the Healing Prayer team. Diane is also one of Zion's delegates to convention.

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 almost 33 years and have four adult children and two grandsons. 

You may contact Jane at ctycampboss@yahoo.com

Phil Bujalski



Phil also sings in Zion's Choir.

Andrew Parfitt

Vestry class of 2022



Ann McGloin

Vestry class of 2021


Ann also serves as one of Zion's Diocesan Representatives, and as a reader and intercessor.

She has a heart for Outreach.

Tracy Sadlon

Vestry class of 2021


Tracy also serves on Zion's Altar Guild. She is a volunteer at the Food Pantry of North Branford and delivers Zion's food donations.

Ann Harriman

Vestry class of 2020



Rita Smith

Vestry class of 2020


Rita also serves as a Minister of Communion at our 8:00 a.m. liturgy.



Susan Calamita



Susan returned to Zion's Nursery on Notch Hill as our Director in August, 2016. She brings her business experience as an accountant, her experience in education, and her love of NONH.  

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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