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.

Alex Jones

Youth & Associate Pastor

Pastor Alex & Olivia came to CLF as the Youth & Associate Pastors in October of 2020. In early 2021, Olivia was also able to step into the role of Kids Ministry Admin. They have both been doing ministry in the Midwest for most of their career together since 2016.
Pastor Alex & Olivia are both graduates of Liberty University, and Alex is currently enrolled for classes through the Berean School of The Bible. They both have been actively involved in Youth Ministry since they were married in 2016, and have along the way adopted 3 dogs, Milo, Meiko, and Makalu. They love being outdoors, hiking, watching sports, and cooking.
Pastor Alex & Olivia also have a strong passion for seeing God transform through worship.

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 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

Teaching & Marriage Ministries Pastor

Cort and Kathye came to CLF in the fall of 1998 after serving as Evangelism Pastor in West Bend, Wi. In 2011, Cort accepted the position of Teaching Pastor at CLF and in 2018, the additional position of Marriage Ministry Pastor. Cort and Kathye’s journey started in Seattle in 1985 where Cort attended Northwest Bible college, finishing his Pastoral Ministry degree through Berean University and was licensed with the Assembly of God in 1997. Additionally, since 1979, Cort has worked full time as a airline transport pilot, flying in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Northwest Canada. Since 1989, he has worked for American Airlines based in Chicago where he currently is a Captain on the Boeing 737.  Cort and Kathye have been married for over 30 years, raising a son and a daughter, and now enjoy 5 grandchildren. They own a small farm in Campbellsport, where they have lived for over 20 years, and enjoy summer boating and winter motorhome travel. Their ministry gifting and passion is to encourage people through teaching the Word of God and passionately seek to encourage healthy marriage relationships.

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 connecting with people, 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 Assistant

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 Assistant 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.