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

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.