Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Matt Lewandowski

Lead Pastor

Pastor Matt and Amanda came to CLF as lead pastors in January of 2018. They had previously served CLF as the Youth & Associate Pastor from 2010-2014. Pastor Matt and Amanda both attended Fort Myers Master's Commission (now FSOD) in Fort Myers, FL. After graduating, they married in 2007 and jumped into youth ministry. They now have 5 children and love spending time together as a family. Matt is an avid Wisconsin sports fan and enjoys hunting in the fall.

Both Pastor Matt & Amanda have a passion for and a calling to teach and preach the Word, and love seeing God transform peoples hearts and lives.

Kari Smalley

Childrens Pastor

Kari and her husband Roy have lived in Mayville for 15 years. They have 2 children, Mei-Song and Christopher.  Kari has degrees in Early Childhood Education, Child Psychology and Therapy, and Spanish.  She has a true passion for teaching kids and making learning fun.  Kari is currently pursuing her pastoral certification from the District School of Ministry in Milwaukee, WI.

In her spare time, Kari enjoys traveling with family, exercising, and dancing.  You can often see Kari throughout Mayville, teaching preschool, dance, and fitness classes; as well as volunteering her time mentoring parents through the Open Door Coffeehouse programs.

Cort Tangeman

Associate Pastor

Cort and Kathye came to CLF in the fall of 1998 after serving as Evangelism Pastor in West Bend, WI. In 2011, Cort became Teaching Pastor at CLF, and over time that role has extended into both marriage and senior ministries as well.

Their journey started in 1985 in Seattle, where Cort attended Northwest Bible college. He finished his Pastoral Ministry degree through Berean University and was licensed with the Assemblies of God in 1997. Cort also flew with American Airlines as an airline captain for 33 years, starting in 1989 and retiring in 2022.

Cort and Kathye have now been married for nearly 40 years and have a son, a daughter, and seven grandchildren. They own a small farm in Campbellsport where they have lived for over 20 years, and they often enjoy summer boating and winter motorhome travel. Their ministry gifting and passions are to teach the Word of God, to encourage healthy marriage relationships, and to minister to the older generations.

Kristina Meyer

Administrative Assistant

Kristina started attending CLF back in 2013 as a youth student. She has always loved being an active part of the youth group, and then later the worship team. Now, she brings that same passion for serving others to her admin position, which she began in October of 2021 after obtaining an associate's degree in Graphic Communications.

Outside of her job and her love for leading others in worship, Kristina enjoys building community, creating art, & taking care of her many houseplants. She continues to have a passion for serving the youth of CLF as well.

Andrea Buggs

Bookkeeper

Andrea and Dan came to CLF in 2011 where they have become active church members, with Andrea volunteering in a variety of ministries. Andrea and Dan were married in 2012, have four boys and enjoy spending their free time with their family. Andrea became CLF's bookkeeper in June of 2017.

Andrea has a passion for children and youth and helping them in growing their relationship with Jesus.

Casey Melton

Kids Ministry Admin

Casey and Zac first started coming to CLF as students in early 2009. They married in 2014, and now have two little girls. Casey worked as CLF's main admin from 2016 - 2021, and in March 2022 moved to the Kids Ministry Admin position. She loves hiking, baking, and journaling in her free time!

The Melton's have a passion for supporting youth, children, & new families in their walk with Christ. 

Danie Parker

Kids Ministry Admin

Danie and her husband, Chris, have been married since 2010 and have 3 children. They moved to Mayville and started attending CLF in 2016. Danie has been involved in a variety of ministries and loves seeing the hunger for the Word of God ignited in others.

Danie has always had the ability to connect with kids so being hired as the Kids Ministry Admin in October 2023 just fit. She is currently pursuing her pastoral certification from the District School of Ministry in Waupaca, WI. Her passion is to help family units get solidified with Christ as the center.