DMGC Staff

Take a moment and get to know our Staff. 


Mac Sauerlender - Teaching Pastor
Mac has been on the Pastoral Team at Des Moines Gospel Chapel for over 25 years.  During that time he has served as a member of the full-time staff at DMGC – ministering with both youth and adults.  He currently serves in preaching, teaching, discipleship and administration.

Mac loves the truths, power and life found in God’s Word – the Bible.  That is regularly reflected in his ministry at DMGC.

He and his wife Mindy have been married for over 35 years.  They have 6 adult kids and 6 grandkids.  Mindy serves in discipling teen and adult women as well as prison ministries. Mac loves being in the outdoors and can be regularly seen riding his bike, hiking or kayaking on the Puget Sound.


Patti Cramer - Children's Ministry Director
Patti first came to DMGC in 1977 with her husband Dave, as newlyweds and brand new believers. Because she did not grow up in a Christian home and never received the benefit of Biblical teaching in Sunday School, she and Dave attended Emmaus Bible College, where she was able to gain a solid grounding in God’s Word.  It was at that time she accepted the challenge to invest in the only two things from this world that would go into eternity: God’s Word and people.

Patti feels honored to serve at DMGC and thoroughly enjoys the ministry to which the Lord has called her. She is continually amazed that God has her doing what she delights in!

The Lord has blessed Dave and Patti with three children (Chris, Melissa, and Amy), two sons-in-law, and three grandchildren. When they're not serving at DMGC Dave and Patti enjoy family getaways at the ocean.