Steve Knisely and his family came to Chester in 1999 after working in the country of Nepal in rural community development programs. Steve is originally from Pennsylvania and his wife, Karen, from Hanover, NH. They have two children. The oldest, a son and his wife, with their children live in Andover, VT and are farm managers for Abundance Acres, a non-profit ministry that seeks to renew lives and cultivate relationships. Their daughter currently works with a local Head Start Program. Steve also works as a clinical social worker while Karen works at the local elementary school.
Mike and his wife Rachel hail originally from Keene, NH. Mike is starting this year Woodshop teacher at GMUHS in Chester after previously teaching in Claremont, NH and Lee, Maine. His wife Rachel is starting her first year as an elementary school teacher at Chester/Andover Elementary. They have been married for almost 20 years and have four children; three girls and one boy.
Steve was ordained as a pastor of the Andover Community Church on October 5, 2008. Mike was voted in as a new pastor on June 6th, 2021.