Dennis R. Knight, Senior Minister Emeritus, is currently serving as our minister. He is a native of Rhode Island, and a lifelong member of Beneficent Congregational Church, where he was ordained in 1973, after graduating from the Chicago Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He also holds a BA from the University of Rhode Island. Previous to his 20 years of service to Pakachoag, he was the associate minister of the former Chestnut Street Congregational Church in Worcester, MA.


Brenda Salvi, Program Coordinator, Center for Arts, Religion & Culture, is a graduate of Boston University where she earned Masters degree in Arts Administration and also holds a B.Mus. in Voice Performance from Syracuse University. At Pakachoag, she is developing programming for the Center for Arts, Religion & Culture and providing musical support for congregational worship. In her off hours, Brenda sings with the St. John’s Schola in Worcester and with the professional quartet at Temple Shalom in Newton. She also works as a social media and blog content developer for Keating Associates in Worcester, MA.


Carolyn Kreft, our amazing and multi-talented Church Administrative Secretary, has been at the center of church operations for many years, and we’re working on her getting her bio up here. Coming soon!