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Harry Knisely

The Reverend Harry L. Knisely

Fr. Harry and his wife, Gail, retired to Carlisle following a long active ordained ministry in several dioceses. He is a native of Bedford County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Juniata College. After teaching in public schools, he discerned a call to the Priesthood and studied at the Yale Divinity School. Ordained a deacon in June 1969, he was ordained to the Priesthood December 1, 1969.

He served congregations in Williamsport and Oil City, Pennsylvania and then became the Coordinator of Program for the Diocese of Eastern Oregon. After serving at St. John’s Church, New Milford, Connecticut, he retired from the active ministry. However, he has continued to be very busy, as a trained and certified Interim Pastor, serving St. Andrew’s, Harrisburg, and currently, St. Paul’s Harrisburg.

Fr. Harry has also had an important ministry working to combat racism and serves on the diocesan Anti-Racism Commission. Among his many interests is Spiritual Healing. And he was the parish “playing chaplain” to the St. John’s Softball team!