Reverend Michael Knight, Celebrant, preacher, and our Sunday Missioner Extended
Since February 2020 we welcomed the Reverend Michael Knight, Celebrant, preacher, as our Sunday Missioner Extended for our LiveStream Services. This Sunday, August 23, 2020 is his last Sunday with us at Chapel.
THANK YOU Father Michael Knight for your service as our Sunday Missioner Extended during such a difficult time. You have been a light to us during the uncertainty of COVID19. We appreciate your dedication, guidance, insight, meaningful sermons, patience, and resilience.
“I will miss you. I will miss the weekly opportunity to speak the words that help chisel away all that is not Christ in our lives so that all that remains is Love. Be Safe. Be Well. Be a Blessing.” – Father Michael Knight
Reverend Knight is a Retired priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania who served at several local churches as Rector. He is blessed to be with us for our Livestream services. Father Michael Knight comes to the Chapel after a long career as a priest of the Diocese of Pennsylvania having served parishes in Upper Darby, Chester, West Chester and Norwood. He graduated from the former Philadelphia Divinity School and pursued doctoral studies at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary specializing in the teaching values of the Baptismal Covenant. His leadership in our diocese has included two terms as Dean, five terms on Diocesan Council, Chair of the Program Budget Committee, and on Diocesan committees including Stewardship, Spiritual Growth, Renewal Evangelism and Church Growth, Long Range Planning, Venture in Mission, and the Bishop’s Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Concerns. His community involvements include board leadership for Foster Grandparents, a Community Nursing Association, and a private school.
He has three grown children, five grandchildren. He and his bride, Jan, (both widowed) have been married five years and make their home in Glen Mills. In retirement he volunteers as a Joiner/Millwright at the 1704 Newlin Grist Mill helping build a replacement wooden water wheel using 18th Century tools and methods. He is a Vietnam veteran and Agent Orange cancer survivor and retired as commander of the NJANG’s 170th Security Police Flight in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel.