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.


Dusty Jones - Youth Ministries Director
Dusty joined our Des Moines Gospel Chapel Staff in August 2016 as our Youth Ministries Director.  He leads our Middle School and High School teen ministries as well as serving elsewhere in our church.  Dusty desires to help students to grow in their faith and become excited about serving the Lord.  He has a heart for discipleship and seeing young men and women become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.

Dusty and his wife Kristin moved to this area from Iowa where they attended Emmaus Bible College earning their degrees in Bible & Theology and Christian Camping.  Dusty and Kristin have been married since 2014 and have been involved in ministry together since that time.  They have served at Christian Camps in the Midwest as well as at our own Lakeside Bible Camp.

Dusty loves to mountain bike, and they both enjoy hiking.  They are looking forward to exploring the outdoors in the beautiful Northwest.  They are also very musical.  Dusty plays the guitar and drums, and Kristin loves to play the piano and is a gifted singer.