Pastor Dan Clausen
Pastor Dan committed his life to Christ at an early age and felt the call of God to pastoral ministry while in high school. That call helped him choose a college and seminary for training. It also moved him to accept his first ministry assignment as youth pastor in his home church.
During his college years, Pastor Dan met and married Maggie MacDougall. She has been his partner in life and ministry for over 42 years. Together they have served Christ and raised two children and the delight of their lives today is being close to their four grandchildren.
Over the years, God has led Dan and Maggie into a variety of ministries - from being senior pastor of a rural church in Junction City, Ore. to a congregation in St. Cloud, Minn. From there, Pastor Dan served as the regional executive director of his denomination where he conducted leadership training, church planting and mediation. In the next chapter of the Clausen’s ministry, Dan served as president of Oak Hills Fellowship and Christian College.
In February 2008, God brought Dan and Maggie to Milaca, when he accepted the call to be the pastor of Milaca Evangelical. They both enjoy new friends, a caring community of believers, and a shared vision of what God wants this church to be and do in this community. Together they trust God to bring people to life and maturity in Christ.
Pastor Spencer Sommerlot
Pastor Spencer grew up in rural northwest Iowa and felt a call to youth ministry while in high school. After graduating, he attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. where he majored in General Ministry, Bible, and Kinesiology. This is where he met and fell in love with Jenny. Following graduation in June 2009, they got married.
Both Spencer and Jenny have a huge heart for the Lord and what he is doing in the lives of the youth in Milaca. Intentional relationships and discipleship play an integral part in raising the next generation to follow Jesus.
When Pastor Spencer is not at church he can be found hunting, fishing, working out, spending time with his two sons Jack and Sawyer, remodeling, or coaching local sports teams.