Dan Varns



Pastor Dan joined the CLW leadership team in December 2015.  He has served as a youth pastor, family life pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor.  Dan and his family have lived in South Dakota, Nebraska, Costa Rica, and Calgary (Alberta).  He and Tammy have been married since 1993 and have 5 daughters (1 married) and two grandkids.

In addition to serving the local church, Dan has been involved in short term missions for most of his ministry life.  Since 2002, he has served the people of Nicaragua through the Nicaragua Resource Network (NRN).  He is passionate about his work in Nicaragua, and believes that every follower of Christ has a calling to serve somewhere in some way.

Dan enjoys reading, biking, being with his family, and an occasional game of volleyball or ladder ball.  

Chris Sauke

Administrator/Worship Leader/Youth Leader


I have been the Worship Leader since July of 2011 and became the Youth Director/Administrator in August of 2014.  Prior to coming on board full time in 2014, I taught instrumental music for 16 years. God had something different planned for me than what I had planned (surprise, surprise). But God is truly faithful and I really enjoy my new calling!  I have been married to my beautiful wife Amy since 1998 and we have 3 children: Keturah, Benji and Isaac.  In my free time you will find me taking care of my honey bees, playing music and enjoying the outdoors.