A little bit about who we are, where we've been and what God is doing in each of us!

  • 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 4 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.

  • Ben Compton

    Youth & Associate Pastor

    Pastor Ben and his wife Trinity are the Youth & Associate Pastor's here at CLF. Additionally, they serve the Young Adults and the Worship Team. They began their journey at CLF in May of 2018 after serving as Worship and Young Adults Pastor’s in Southern California. Pastor Ben and Trinity were married in the fall of 2014 and they enjoy spending their free time with their son, Shine, and adventuring to new places. Pastor Ben is a sports fanatic who loves the University of Michigan and LeBron James. He loves to laugh, read, and listen to music. Pastor Ben and Trinity have a passion to see students of all ages find Jesus, know Jesus, and love others.

  • Kari Smalley

    Kids Ministries Director

    Kari and her husband Roy have lived in Mayville for 15 years. They have one daughter, Mei-Song.  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 excepted 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 32 years, raising a son and a daughter, and now enjoy 3 grandchildren. They own a small farm in Campbellsport, where they have lived for 22 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.

  • Casey Melton


    Casey and Zac first started coming to CLF as students in early 2009. Now married in 2014, both are currently students at UW Washington County. They welcomed one daughter in 2018 who is already a daddy's girl through and through! Casey loves photography and journaling in her free time. The Meltons have a passion for supporting students, young adults, & new families in their walk with Christ. 

  • Andrea Buggs


    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.