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Timothy Knauff Jr. '93 Installed as Senior Pastor of NW Indiana Church

June 24, 2013

Timothy L. Knauff Jr., a 1993 graduate of DePauw University, is senior pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. He was formally installed during a service yesterday afternoon.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that "Knauff was ordained in 2003 and has served a '3-point' parish in northern Wisconsin, and since 2007, Holy Trinity in South Bend ... As a pastor, he has completed significant continuing education, including two years in the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program, which culminated in a study trip to South Africa. Pastor Knauff is also trained as a Stephen Leader and is a 'champion of shared caring ministries.' He has served on the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Council and has been a voting member at the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America."

TOWER CLOSE UP 2A double major in music and computer science at DePauw, Knauff earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Illinois and a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

"I deeply love liturgy and leading worship," the pastor writes. "I consider preaching to be a primary task of a pastor, and preparing sermons is an important spiritual discipline in my faith life. I enjoy challenging myself to incorporate media and other forms of illustration into my preaching. I am inspired by worship in many styles, and have planned, participated in, led, and felt the Spirit in: formal high-church liturgy, low-church liturgy, informal, 'contemporary,' bluegrass/country, praise, ecumenical, blended, and more."

Read more at the newspaper's website.