Elisa Knoepfel

Elisa Knoepfel joined the Wooddale staff as communications project manager in August 2023, bringing with her an extensive marketing and communications background in the non-profit and financial sectors. Among her previous positions, Elisa has served as a communications director at two churches. She is the owner of Relevate Solutions, a communications and marketing consulting company that serves churches, non-profit organizations and small businesses.

An accomplished oboist, Elisa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Music (oboe performance) from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She often plays music with her husband, Justin, a violist, professor and symphony orchestra conductor.

Elisa and Justin have five children. Together, they lean on Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

“We look at how God has directed our paths over the years and marvel at what He has done,” Elisa says. “We are thrilled to be at Wooddale as a family, and I am truly honored to have the privilege of communicating the good news of Jesus in my role at Wooddale.”