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SENIOR Pastor Ben Larsen

I started leading the youth in 2009 and officially became the Youth Pastor in 2013. In October 2019, I came on full-time as the Family Life Pastor. In July 2023 I stepped into the position of Senior Pastor. I am married to Stephanie and we have four wonderful children. I enjoy most anything outdoors such as sports, mountain biking, rock climbing and camping with the family. I am passionate about living my life in and through Christ. I desire to lead others to experience the true freedom and joy Jesus offers us in a personal relationship with Him.

You can contact Ben at



Teaching Pastor Dennis Siebert

I led the church as Senior Pastor since June 2016. In July 2023 I stepped into the part-time role of Teaching Pastor wanting to spend more time with grandkids who are scattered around the mid-west. I am married to Tanya and we have four grown children and 13 grandchildren.  We enjoy spending time with our family, as well as being able to do some traveling to explore new places. I truly enjoy helping people understand Biblical truth which sets them free to love Jesus more and experience more of His grace and peace.

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Family Life Pastor Nathan Kveene

I joined the church as Family Life Pastor in February 2023 returning to my roots in the Black Hills area. I am married to Ana - the girl of my dreams and the one with the best smile I've ever seen - and we have four rambunctious young kids, a Golden Doodle (Thorin), and a cat (G.C. or "Garage Cat") that keeps us busy. 

I am an avid collector of hobbies including reading (my favorite book is "The Lord of the Rings"), mountain biking, gardening, cacti, woodworking, and hunting among others.

I am passionate about God’s people, young and old, coming to rest in their identity in Christ.

You can contact Nathan at



Since my earliest memories, I’ve always known God’s presence through a relationship in Jesus Christ. That relationship has led me to lead others in worship and many other roles since I was around 18 years old. I had never considered taking on more than a volunteer assignment until October of 2022, when the Lord began to draw me into a more direct ministry. Currently, I lead the worship expression here at LWC and love the variety of teams, whose hearts are to seek Jesus first and to create a space to pour out our love, honor, and adoration on our Father. My wife, Jenny and I have been married for 22 years, and we have two wonderful boys (Daniel 14 and Caleb 6). Honestly, I have two passions: becoming the son of God that He intended me to be, and helping the next generation rise up as the sons and daughters of our Father in Heaven. 

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Stephanie Larsen,

Office Administrator

I was an Office Administrator at our church in Sioux Falls, before moving out to the Black Hills in 2007, and was truly sad to leave that position.  So, in January 2016, I was thrilled to step into the Office Administrator job here at the LWC. 

Ben and I were married in 2004  and we have four wonderful children, a black lab (Breck) and a bunny (Twig).  I enjoy early morning walks with our dog, watching my girls play volleyball (and playing volleyball myself), cleaning, baking, and reading magazines (home & food).  I am passionate about Jesus and His Word, and sharing Him with others.

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Jacque Pennel - Custodian



Don Boone, Jr.

Buzz Grover

Dean Pennel

Marcus Isakson

Lonnie Feddersen

Roger Eckert

Danny Martinez

Mac McPherson


Deacon & Deaconesses:

Eileen Hamm

Brenen & Jessica Brown

Bob & Kathy Hales

Pete & Alisha Kolb

Michele Rogers

George Clinton

Corey Merrill


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