Andy Shanholtz
Lead Pastor

Andy has been involved in ministry since 1976 and most recently served as the Lead Pastor of Hope Community Church in Manitowoc. Andy has a passion for investing in the next generation and serving pastors and ministry leaders. He brings much energy and passion in bringing health and wholeness to the Church. His life mission is helping people reach their full potential in Christ. His preaching and teaching is practical while challenging along
with a contagious sense of humor.


He enjoys reading and traveling with his wife, Jean. Andy and Jean have one daughter and three granddaughters.

Daniel Sjogren
Youth & Outreach Pastor

Daniel began serving at LWEFC in 2014. He and his wife Nicole moved to Lodi from the Chicago suburbs where they both attended graduate school. They have two young sons. Daniel attended Missouri Baptist University as an undergraduate before receiving his Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Daniel is passionate about helping young people understand their faith and draw closer to God.


His hobbies include: football, soccer, volleyball, cooking and enjoying the great outdoors. He is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan, for which he makes no apology.

Darla Niebuhr

Darla Niebuhr began working as our Administrator in 2011, after spending 25 years in the Human Resource field. She and her husband, Mark, were married at and became members of LWEFC in 2010. Darla’s life has been changed in the healing and forgiveness she has experienced since seeking a relationship with Jesus and she is striving each day to become a more loving and compassionate follower of Christ.


Darla enjoys spending time with her four beautiful grandchildren and is an active participant in several church ministries.

N1640 Ryan Road | Lodi, WI 53555