Meet Our Staff

Rev. Diane Knauf, Pastor

I began my ministry at MOPC in February 2021, and you can find me in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and leading worship on Sundays.  I was ordained in the PCUSA in 1997 and have served several congregations before coming to MOPC.  I'm a native of Rochester, NY and a proud transplant to North Carolina.  I've been married to Drew since 1990 and we're parents to two young men, Alex and Ben; as well as a rescue pup, Bowen. 

I'm currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at Pittsburgh Theology Seminary with a projected graduation date of June 2022.


Cindy Jarman, Office Administrator

Cindy's bio is coming soon!


Cathy Mason, Music Director

It seems as though I have been seated on an organ bench or a piano bench in a church sanctuary for my entire life! I began playing for church services at age 12 when my grandmother’s church needed a musician. After graduating from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance, I taught piano and organ to many students. I have continued as a church musician throughout the years, serving a variety of denominations along the way. I also have taught music, math, science, social studies and reading in public school for over 30 years as well as serving as a public school administrator during that time.

Joining Mount Olive Presbyterian Church as musician in the early spring of 2006, I have enjoyed being a part of the congregation as well as the music ministry. It is a pleasure and an honor to make music with the folks at MOPC!