PASTOR MIKE KNAUFF
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) as my dad was the pastor of the Lutheran church in Townline, NY. After graduating from Alden High School I went out of state to earn a Bachelors degree 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 thirty 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, Debbie, and I have been married for 35 years and together have three grown sons: Adam, Stephen, and Caleb. They've been blessed to find wonderful life partners and we've enjoyed the blessing of having daughters (inlaw) added to our family!
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.