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Reverend Paul Knudsen


The Rev. Paul H. Knudsen has been the Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church since 1995. Pastor Knudsen is a native New Yorker. He was born and raised on Staten Island, attending Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated from Wagner College and attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. His internship was in a suburban church in Southfield, Michigan, just north of Detroit.

Ms. Nadia Mastromichalis


Ms. Nadia Mastromichalis has been a member of the LES community since 2017. She attended The George Washington University where she received her B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Communications. Ms. Mastromichalis has over 20 years of Advertising and Marketing experience. She spent 11 years of her career at Ogilvy (formally Ogilvy & Mather) where she was appointed Partner in 2008, as well as starting her own consulting business in 2009. Upon her arrival at LES, she taught Junior HIgh English and was an 8th Grade Advisor on Capstone. She is thrilled to be taking on her new role as Principal for the 2022-2023 school year.