Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Steven M. Knutsen was born in August 1950. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 – 1973 in the Southeast Asia campaign. Rev. Knutsen received an A.A. degree in Social Sciences from Orange County Community College, Middleton, New York in 1975. In 1978 he received a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from State University, Binghamton, New York. He attended the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, where he completed a Graduate Course of Study in 2004.

Rev. Knutsen started his service as a pastoral assistant in July 1998 at the Callicoon, Hankins and Narrowsburg United Methodist Churches in Sullivan County, New York.  
From July 1999 through July 2002, he was appointed as Pastor to those churches. 
He served as Pastor of the Rock Hill United Methodist Church in Sullivan County, New York from 2002-2007. 

Recently, he served as pastor of the Pleasant Valley and Bangali United Methodist Churches in Dutchess County, New York from July 2007 until he joined our staff in July 2013. 
He is an Associate Member of the New York Conference. 

Rev. Knutsen enjoys fishing, hiking, motorcycling and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."