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About Us

Our Team

Rev. Craig Lauterbach

Lead Pastor

Pastor Craig Lauterbach is a gifted speaker, author and pastor with more than thirty-five years of ministry experience. His message of faith and hope has brought healing and restoration to many people around the world. Often referred to as a Bridge-Builder in the Body of Christ, he has had the opportunity to share the ministry platform with many great men and women of God. Together with his wife Cindy he carries the salvation message of Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world. Pastor Craig serves as the Lead Pastor for River of Life Church.

Rev. Timothy Gruber

Assistant Pastor • Media & Student Ministries

Pastor Tim Gruber is a graduate of The University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelors degree in Digital Media Communications with a minor in Bible. Pastor Tim has developed and successfully implemented media production for churches, conferences, conventions, and universities. He and his wife Brittany, along with their three children, come to us from Bowie, Maryland. Pastor Tim serves as the Assistant Pastor over the media department, producing live and postproduction for River of Life Church. He also is serving as interim over Student Ministries .

Rev. Nathaniel Knoll

Assistant Pastor • Children & Christian Education

Pastor Nat Knoll is a graduate of The University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelors degree in Children’s Ministries and Bible. Pastor Nat has developed and successfully implemented children’s programs for several churches stating, “Children are the key to our future. We need to lead and help them in their faith journey for a better tomorrow.” He and his wife Rachel, come to us from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Pastor Nat serves as the Assistant Pastor over the children’s department for River of Life Church.

Rev. Peter Maniaci

Assistant Pastor • A/V Production

Pastor Peter Maniaci is a graduate of Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. He has a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies. After a long history of working in the church, as well as in the professional audio, video and film industries, he returned to his studies and gained credentials with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife Erika have been with ROLC for ten years. Pastor Peter served on the founding Board of Directors, as well as in the Small Group and Men’s Ministries. He presently serves as Assistant Pastor over A/V Production.

Cindy Lauterbach

Administrative Assistant

Cindy Lauterbach is the wife of our Lead Pastor and serves as the Pastoral Administrator for River of Life Church. She is a graduate of Messiah College and has served in ministry for more than 30-years. Prior to joining the church staff, she had a successful career in corporate America as a bank executive. Cindy serves part-time with the River of Life Church pastoral team. Cindy is a gifted business woman, speaker and teacher, utilizing her gifts to encourage people in all walks of life.

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