Who We Are at a Glance…

Contact CLC

2610 N. Campbell St
Valparaiso, IN 46385

(219) 462-6660
(219) 462-2168 Fax

office(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)clcvalpo.org

Senior Pastor,
Rev. Timothy Knauff, Jr. - ext. 12

Pastor for Discipleship and Education,
Rev.  Erica Gibson-Even - ext. 11

Pastor Emeritus,
Rev. Jerry Castleman

Parish Administrator
Jenny Bias - ext.10

Little Lamb Preschool,
Jen Gottlieb - ext. 14

- ext. 18

Business Manager,
Heather Budnik - ext. 15

Property Manager,
Milan Coburn - ext. 16

Director of Youth Ministries,
Clint Mullet - ext. 17


Formed in 1970, CLC includes newborns to 98+ year-olds. We are a worshiping community of 350 people on average, that gather together in two services and faith formation opportunities.  We are married couples, singles, young adults, empty nesters, college students, kids, seniors and more, but all longing to grow in faith, hope, and love, and we all love and serve God. We expect our young people -- and young-at-heart folks too! -- to be involved with every aspect of church: learning, serving, worshiping, praying, leading. 

We come from all over the Northwest Indiana area.  Our worship space seats 450 or so comfortably. We have weekly opportunities for worship, serving, study, and fellowship.  Our building is used for community groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, bible studies, activities, exercise, and more.


Christ Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest national Lutheran denomination.  We are part of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, a regional mission territory of over 180 Lutheran churches.


Our first church service was in 1970; CLC's development was sponsored by the American Lutheran Church (which became part of the ELCA in 1988). Our founding pastor, Myron Lindblom, retired in 1978, and Rev. Jerry Castleman became pastor in 1979. Pastor Castleman continued at Christ Lutheran until his retirement in May of 2011 - a 32 year ministry. Pastor Tim Knauff began as Sr. Pastor in May of 2013; Pastor Erica Gibson-Even began as first an Interim Associate Pastor in 2011, and was called as Pastor in November, 2014.