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 30 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 40 years.  They have 6 adult kids and 8 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.


Matt Kieswether - Youth Ministry Coordinator
Matt Kieswether has been on staff at DMGC overseeing both kids' and youth ministries since 2019.  Matt has his Masters in Teaching, a field that he was originally planning to go into until God called him into ministry.  Matt has been working in the ministry field since 2014.

Matt's passion is to see children and youth become mature believers and effective evangelists through genuine faith in Jesus and a deep understanding of God's Word.  

Matt and his wife Grace have been married since 2008 and have three children.  Grace is a Health and Wellness Coach and enjoys serving in worship and women's ministries when raising three young children allows.  Matt and Grace love to travel and experience new cultures, and they hope that their kids will see as much of the world as possible while they are still young.