Our Leadership

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Colonial Park United Church of Christ is governed by a Council of Congregants.
Our Council President is Liz August  and our Vice President is Susan Reinke.

We are led by Ministerial Staff which includes:
Bonita-229x300The Rev. Dr. Bonita Zobeck, Senior Minister – bzobeck@cpucc.org

The Rev. Dr. Bonita Zobeck became Senior Pastor at CPUCC in Feb 2007. She completed her Master’s in Divinity from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Her doctorate was earned in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to CPUCC, she worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan as Associate Pastor at Clancy Street Ministries, an inner city mission, and at Second Congregational UCC. Her first career was nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Critical Care units and Emergency Room at a Level I Trauma Center. She also volunteered for medical mission trips in Central America. Her husband, David, is the Chair of the Respiratory Care program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster. They are the parents of three daughters: Kelly and her husband live in Michigan and is an art teacher and mother of her two grandchildren, Ella and Ethan; Katie has a PhD in Molecular Biology and she and her husband live and work in San Francisco area; and Kimberly works at Nationwide and lives in locally with her husband.


SICILIANO-SCOTT-28Scott Siciliano – Minister of Music & Worship Arts – ssiciliano@cpucc.org

Scott Siciliano joined the staff of CPUCC in September of 2008. He became a licensed pastor within the Harrisburg Association in 2015. A graduate of Messiah College, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sacred Music and Organ. He is currently a Master of Divinity candidate at the Lancaster Theological Seminary; and upon graduation will pursue full ordination in the United Church of Christ.

As a liturgical artist and musician, Scott works with the creative use of sound, spoken word, sight, shape, and movement to enrich the worship experience at Colonial Park. In addition to his work with worship design, Scott oversees the musical programs of the church; and is director of the Jubilate Ringers Handbell Ensemble, the Revelation Praise Band, and serves as the church organist and song leader.

Outside of CPUCC, Scott also serves as the worship music coordinator for Lancaster Theological Seminary, is a private instructor of piano and voice, and sings with the Susquehanna Chorale. Scott and his husband, Michael, reside in the city of Harrisburg; where they are active residents and advocates of their community.


RoofThe Rev. Roben Roof – Youth Director  robensroost@comcast.net

Roben is an ordained minister who served many years in the Methodist and MCC churches. She has served as a youth pastor at the congregational level as well as a youth consultant at the Conference level.  She also worked as a hospice chaplain and has been volunteering these past few months as our ambassador to the homebound of this congregation.  On September 26, 2015 she officially received standing in the UCC.





Other Professional Staff includes:

KathyKathy Neely, Office Manager kneely@cpucc.org

Kathy joined the staff in 1994.  Her background is varied which gives her a vast array of skills.   Most recently she was employed by Christian Churches United as a finance assistant.

Kathy has been married to Bruce for 30+ years and they have two children, Samantha & Bobby.   In her spare time,  she relaxes by mowing lawns, reading and hanging out in the pool.  Kathy serves as the Treasurer for the Harrisburg CROP Walk and works with it’s planning team.




JessJessica Nupponen, Sanctuary Choir Director jnupponen@cpucc.org

A Music Education graduate of West Chester University, Jessica has served as the Sanctuary Choir Director at Colonial Park UCC since 2005. She has also served as Co-Director of Hartman Center’s annual Music And Drama Camp from 2009-2013. In addition, she has been Music Director for several community theatres and acts as the Community Events Coordinator for the Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill.

Jessica was raised, baptized & confirmed in Colonial Park UCC and felt strongly called to her current role here. Being a part of this church family is a joy to her and to her entire family. “Nothing has brought me more joy than bringing my husband into our church and, years later, watching this church welcome our son too.” God is still speaking!


Colonial Park United Church of Christ, 5000 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109 –  717-545-3782  kneely@cpucc.org
Sunday Worship:  8:15 & 10:45a.m w/Sunday School at 9:30a.m.

Summer Worship  at 9:30am (Memorial Day -Labor Day)