Meet Pastor Cassity

Pastor Donna Cassity is the interim minister at Avon Congregational Church. Pastor Donna has been an Ordained Minister in the Christian Church (United Church of Christ) for 17 years, and a registered nurse for the last 38 years. She has been an interim pastor throughout her ministry helping churches who are going through change. She also continues her work at Yale New Haven Hospital as a childbirth educator and has a private health and life coaching practice with her daughter, Lindsay. You can visit their website at


Getting Personal

Donna is the mother of three adult children and four beautiful grandchildren and lives in the countryside of Southbury CT. She has worn many hats as a mother, grandmother, daughter, wife and friend to many. She enjoys hikes in nature, her faithful dog, Bella, entertaining friends and family in her home, an occasional round of golf, music, reading and writing. Family life is most important to her personally as well as in the life of the church. 

Pastor Donna enjoys bringing families together in worship, fellowship and ceremony. She considers being a disciple of Jesus both her greatest challenge and joy. She has a passion for helping others find joy through the challenges of life.


Beyond per calling as a mother, grandmother and professional, her greatest fulfillment comes in helping ordinary people lead extraordinary lives. She loves to kindle afresh the giftedness in others knowing the ripple effect it will have through their lives to enrich those they encounter. 

We invite you to join us Sundays at 10 a.m. to meet Pastor Donna and hear her insightful sermons.

You can learn more about our Vision, Mission and Statement of Inclusion on the What We Believe page.