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Celebration of Holy Eucharist Sundays at 10 am


The Rev. Daniel Mattila

Priest in Charge

I grew up in a small, mining town in northern Minnesota. Italian ancestors on my mother's side and Finnish ancestors on my father's side were all early settlers of the town. So, relatives and family members were everywhere. I began to attend church when I was eight years old and I've been going strong since then!
For an assignment in the 9th grade, I wrote a paper about how I wanted to become a pastor. It was an early calling! Although I waffled a bit in my teen and college years about this choice, I graduated from college in 1991 with the pre-seminary student award and was ready to go. I went to Yale Divinity School and graduated from there in 1994. I was ordained as a youngster being only 25 years old at the time. I am now looking forward to my 28th year of ordained ministry.
In 1995, I began studying at the University of Connecticut for a Master of Social Work degree. In addition to becoming a priest, I also wanted to be a therapist. I graduated from UConn in 1997 and have been working as a cognitive behavioral therapist in New York City and Westport, CT since then. In addition to working with individuals and couples, I also supervise and mentor new clinicians. My career in the mental health field has greatly helped me to be a better priest.
Sunday morning worship is my favorite time of the week. The beauty, truths, and history in the Anglican liturgy continue to inspire awe and appreciation in me. In my time off, the things I enjoy are cooking, cars, country music, and my cats -- easy to remember as they all begin with the letter "c". I enjoy reading a wide variety of things - from trashy airport novels to scholarly books on theology.

Jackie Gardner


Jackie is the proud Mom of five children, a cute cat and dog and two grandchildren. She is the St. Andrew's church administrator. Jackie graduated from Stone Academy, worked as an administrator in law firms, New England Signal, and has been a Realtor for over 25 years. She is the Vice Regent of the Roger Sherman chapter DAR, loves to travel with her husband Chris and family, enjoys reading, bible studies, snow skiing and genealogy.

Richard Cutting


Richard has a Master degree in international economics and was a commercial banker for two years. He has over 25 years of executive experience working for Fortune 500 companies, including NBC, J. Walter Thompson and Columbia Pictures Entertainment/Coca-Cola.

At a Fortune 100 mining company he managed a 22 member communications department with a $16 million annual budget. He is also an award-winning television writer/producer.

Richard has been the Junior Warden of St. Andrew's Church for five years and is the Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Chris Gardner


Chris has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Westchester College. He was CEO of New England Signal and is owner/manager of a real estate group with rental properties and construction of both residential and commercial properties. Chris is very involved in the Town of New Milford. He serves on the Town's Economic Development Committee, the Riverfront Revitalization Committee, the Bar Grant Program Steering Committee, the Municipal Building Committee and the Housing Enforcement Authority. Chris, his wife Jackie and two children have been members of St. Andrew's church for 16 years and he has a lifetime of "Episcopalian" service to God, being a PK. Chris serves as a warden on the vestry and is also a member of the Finance Committee.

Diane Y. Kuck


I have been a faithful member of St. Andrews for over 40 years. I have served on the vestry many times and am currently serving as Treasurer. In my spare time, I volunteer at our local VNA thrift shop.

Carol Beck


Carol has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Connecticut. She has a Masters from Western Connecticut University as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Fairfield University. She taught school for 18 years and was an Assistant Principal for 18 years. As Assistant Principal, she participated in budgeting for the New Milford Public School. Carol started her husband's company, D. Beck Company and managed sales grossing over $5 million a year. Carol serves on the board of Literacy Volunteers and is involved in fundraising for them. She also is a member of the Danbury-New Fairfield Women's Club, is involved in fundraising for them and oversees the awards of more than $25,000 a year in scholarships and community grants. Carol is the Clerk of the St. Andrew's vestry and serves on the Church Finance Committee.

Alexander Giacoma

Organist and Music Director

From an early age, Alexander's first love was writing music. Although he began piano lessons at 6, it wouldn't take center stage until later in life following his first exposure to Choral Music and the works of Johann Sebastion Bach, beginning what has since been a lifelong dedication to music for voice, piano and now organ. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Western Connecticut State University and is now pursuing an MBA at the business school.

Sandra Thompson

Altar Guild

June Gawel


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