Calvin Cutler was born in Guildhall, Vermont in 1791. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1819 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1822. He became pastor of the Congregational Church in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1823. He was dismissed in 1827. His second pastorate was a church in Windham, New Hampshire, where he served from 1828 until his death in 1844.