Leadership 2017-06-27T18:28:32+00:00


The McKnight Group is comprised of two companies that work in close alignment. McKnight & Hosterman, Architects, Inc. provides design and architectural expertise, and McKnight Development Corporation serves as construction management.

Homer R. McKnight

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Architect, Owner

Homer received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Ohio State University. He also holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate Emeritus. Founding The McKnight Group in 1970, he has experience in all phases of construction and architectural practice, and has built more than five hundred projects of all types. Homer has led more than a thousand volunteers on mission trips to construct chapels, clinics, and schools in thirty-nine countries on five continents.

David K. McKnight

President, Company Officer, McKnight Group Representative, Owner

David received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Marketing from Muskingum College. David is a Church Health Consultant using Natural Church Development. He has over thirty years of experience with McKnight Development Corporation. Included in his responsibilities are leading The McKnight Group and partnering with churches as a McKnight Representative. David is an active member of the Grove City Church of the Nazarene and serves in his local church in many capacities. 

Philip J. Tipton, AIA, NCARB

Vice President of Architecture ~ McKnight Group Representative

Philip received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certificate, as well as current registrations in numerous states. Philip joined The McKnight Group in 1995. His primary responsibilities include client relationships, schematic design, and architectural staff management.  Philip is an active member of Crossroads Church in Circleville, OH and serves in his local church in many capacities.

Dale Turner

Senior Project Coordinator

Dale attended Otterbein College followed by over fifteen years working in retail management. He then worked for ten years as a church business administrator during which time he oversaw an expansion project at his own church, constructed by The McKnight Group. It was in large part due to the relationships developed during that process that Dale eventually came to work with The McKnight Group in May of 1999 as a project coordinator. Dale brings to the table not only many years of management experience but a keen ability to see each project from the church’s point of view.

Jennifer L. Snider

Interior Designer

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Ohio University. She joined The McKnight Group in 2004 and has over twenty years of experience in facilities planning and interior design. Her responsibilities include managing the Interior Design Department, exterior and interior material specifications, children’s theming and furniture contracts. Jennifer’s professional experience includes retail, commercial, educational and church projects. This experience, combined with her own faith, allows her to connect with church interior design teams in a unique way.