Our Staff

Greenford Lutheran's staff consists of:

  • Full time Pastor:¬† Michael M. Knauff

  • Half¬†time Office Administrator:¬† Nelda Hawkins

  • Quarter time:¬† Youth Director:¬† Caleb Knauff and¬†Music¬†Director:¬† Martha Rogowsky

  • Eighth time:¬† Worship Accompanist:¬† Alyssa Titi, Financial Secretary:¬† Dorothy Conkle, Treasurer:¬† Shirley Martz,¬†and Custodian:¬† Fran Hall.

Hi, 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.











Nelda Hawkins



Caleb Knauff