Pastor Dan Westendorf

Dan was born in Milwaukee, WI in 1985.  He grew up on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI where his dad taught as a professor. Dan graduated  from Luther Preparatory School in 2003, from Martin Luther College in 2007,  and from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2011.


Dan served as dorm supervisor and instructor at Martin Luther College from 2011-2013. In May 2013 he received a divine call to serve the people at Crown of Life Lutheran Church and School.


In June 2013 Dan married his wife, Kadie (Drake) Westendorf. They have one son, Levi, and one daughter, Lydia.


Mr. Chris Holman

Staff Minister

Chris was born in Rapid City, SD in 1979 and grew up in Citrus Heights, CA.  He graduated from Bellas Vista High School in 1998 and from Martin Luther College in 2003.  He was assigned to Martin Luther School (former name of Crown of Life School) to teach grades 1-4.  In 2012, Chris began teaching K-4. In the summer of 2013, he became principal. For the 2020-2021 school year, Crown of Life has suspended school operations due to the construction of a brand new school building.  Chris as been called to serve as staff minister for the year, working with Pastor Westendorf and promoting and planning the reopening of our school in the Fall of 2021.


Chris is married to his wife, Cristina, and they have been blessed with three beautiful daughters, Ella, Addyson, and Camryn. 
When not at school, Chris loves sports.  Whether watching, playing, or coaching, he loves them all!  He also loves to play golf (when the weather permits).