Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Marissa S. RohrbachRector
The Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach was called to serve as the Rector of St. Matthew's in April of 2018.Marissa is richly blessed by the gift of serving as partner-in-ministry to the good people of St. Matt's. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, where she earned an MDiv, an STM, and a Diploma in Anglican Studies. She is also a graduate of The George Washington University, where she studied French Literature. Marissa serves around the Episcopal Church in Connecticut in a number of ways, and is most privileged to serve as Chair of the Commission on Ministry.
Marissa and her wife, Lyn, live in Wilton with their dogs. In their free time, you can find them by looking for the nearest ocean. Marissa loves to cook & travel. When she can't sleep at night, she reads French poetry from the Middle Ages & the Renaissance. She's kind of a nerd; she really loves Jesus and this adventure she's on with God's beloved people at St. Matt's.
Fiona Smith SutherlandDirector of Music
Fiona Smith Sutherland became the Director of Music at St. Matthew's in August of 2016.Fiona has served Episcopal Churches in New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York, most recently serving for eleven years at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown, CT where she built an extensive music program of five choirs.Fiona's choirs have participated in Three Choirs Festivals, Concerts, and other joint events with choral ensembles from Yale University, the Boys' Choir of Trinity on the Green in New Haven, and many other choirs from the New York/New England area.
Fiona holds Undergraduate and Masters degrees from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NY where she studied Organ, Sacred Music, Choral Conducting, and Voice.
Fiona has performed as a vocalist in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto Italy, and many other large venues.She is also a regular guest artist as organist, vocalist, accompanist, and handbell ringer for many Connecticut and New York organizations and choral societies and has performed for both the Governor and President Obama.Her home life consists of a teen-aged son, husband, two grown step-daughters, and two Ragdoll cats.
Nancy JohnsonParish Administrator
Nancy resides in Monroe, CT where she and her husband, Scott, have owned and operated a family business for many years. She is an active, lifelong member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Monroe.Her interests include yoga, cooking, reading and morning walks with her dog. She is a proud mother of two adult daughters and enjoys spending time with family, especially her young grandson.