Meet our staff

Pastors

Senior Pastor
Willard Knipp

Willard has been a Pastor for a total of 29 years. 

Pastor Willard is married to Julie. They have three children, Gregory, Jordan, & Lida.   

Pastor Willard enjoys sports, reading, & spending time with his family!     

Email: Willard.Knipp@gmail.com

Twitter: WKnipp3

Worship

Director of Music Ministries
Eric Rutherford

Pianist Carolyn Diamond

Organist Marcia Hunt

Eric has been the Music Director of PUMC for 1 year.

All are welcome and encouraged to make a joyful noise at Pikeville United Methodist Church. Come join the fun and help us praise God through song.
Carolyn has been the Pianist at PUMC for 40 Years.

Carolyn is a graduate of Pikeville College.          She has been teaching piano lessons for 37        years.   

She met her husband George while at PC.  They have 2 daughters Racheal & Rebecca.

Genesis PreSchool

Teacher Dema Ann Litafik

Asst. Teacher Leslie Williams

Dema has been the PUMC Genesis Kids Preschool Teacher for 15 years!

Dema is the mother of her son, T.J. & a grandmother to one beautiful yellow kitty, Louis. 

She loves to read, study interior design, & most of all she loves Jesus! 

Leslie has been the PUMC Genesis Kids Preschool Asst. Teacher for 5 years!

Leslie is married to Dustin Williams, mother to Madison & Brett.  She loves to work with children & our youth group. 

She enjoys being outdoors and fishing.

Administrative Assistant

Meghan Hamilton-Kiser

 Meghan has been in ministry for 10 years. 

Meghan is married to her husband Codie Kiser for over a year!  She has an 8-year-old Pitbull named Romeo, & a 3-year-old Lab-collie named Sadie!  Meghan’s Faith & Family means everything.  

Meghan loves to travel, sing, play music, serve & be a vessel for the Lord!

Email: Office.PUMC@gmail.com