Our Staff

Greenford Lutheran's staff consists of a full time Senior Pastor, and a part time Secretary, Youth Director, Organist/Choir Director and Custodian.

nullHi, I'm "Rev. Michael M. Knauff" but most people just call me "Pastor Mike."  My childhood years were spent in the "hamlet" of Townline, New York on the far outskirts of the city of Buffalo.  I grew up as a "PK" (preacher's kid) since my dad was the pastor of the Lutheran church in Townline, NY. After graduating from Alden Highschool I went out of state to earn a BA in history from Capital University in Columbus, OH.  I then enrolled in Trinity Seminary, Columbus, OH where I earned my Master's of Divinity. Over the past twenty nine years I have  served two different Lutheran church bodies (the ELCA and LCMC) and four different congregations:  Zion Lutheran, Frewsburg, NY; Lord of Life Lutheran, Fairfax, VA; Faith Lutheran, Castle Rock, CO; and since July of 2013 Greenford Lutheran, Greenford, OH.  

My wife and I have been married for 32 years and together have three grown sons: Adam, Stephen, and Caleb.  I love my schizophrenic Pandora stations (from secular to sacred or classic rock to modern country) and really enjoy singing and playing guitar.  Now in my 50's I enjoy many sports vicariously but still manage to stay active by jogging and gardening. I like to keep my mind active by doing the Vindicator's daily sudoku puzzle.

My greatest joy in ministry is when God can use me to strengthen folks faith walk with Christ.











Hello, my name is Lori Marston and I am the part-time secretary here at GLC.  I live in Leetonia, Ohio.  I am the youngest of six children, I have two sisters and three brothers.  I am married with two great daughters who attend Leetonia High School.  Oh and yes my husband is pretty great too!  We live "in the sticks" in Leetonia, with our two dogs, three cats, and two bunnies--whew they keep us busy!

I am a HUGE Steelers fan, Ohio State fan, West Viriginia fan, just to name a few.  Love going to concerts-1980's music--yes showing my age!

My passion is fitness.  I currently teach Pilates class in Lisbon at the Just Breathe Studio on Market St.  I've been involved in some way or another with fitness/exercise since my late teens. I am currently in training for Yoga Instructor in Lisbon.   The older I get, I realize the physical activity promotes a great mental workout as well.  Always feel better after being active.

I started my work here on March 1, 2017 and can't thank you enough for the warm welcome and patience shown to me..it's greatly appreciated!