STAFF

  • Dan Harwell

    Lead Pastor

    dan@churchatthegate.com

    Dan Harwell serves as the senior pastor here at Church at the Gate. He has been in ministry for more than 25 years, ministering in Oregon, Colorado and South Dakota. Pastor Dan has a passion to see the church grow in their Kingdom identity so they can operate as God's agents of transformation in our culture and world. Pastor Dan is married to his beautiful wife, Kathleen. They have one daughter, Victoria. Pastor Dan enjoys fishing, camping, working in his workshop, and spending time with family and friends. 

  • Dennis White

    Associate Pastor

    dennis@churchatthegate.com

    Dennis serves Church at the Gate in various areas. He heads up Pastoral Care to the growing congregation by visiting those in the hospital, making home visits, and doing pre-marital/marriage counseling, weddings and funerals. Pastor Dennis is responsible for the development of the Life Groups each season and training group facilitators. He also serves as a partner in the assimilation of new people into the congregation. He is one of the teaching pastors on staff, giving particular attention to Cleansing Stream, Restoring the Foundations, and Cleansing Discipleship which are training programs of Deliverance Ministry. Dennis also serves in an administrative capacity, assisting Pastor Dan and Sheryl Horan in the Office. Dennis enjoys spending time with his five children, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, golfing, and in free time, collecting antiques, especially fountain pens. Dennis has taken up making pens by turning them on a wood lathe.

  • Jared Dupert

    Youth and Young Adult Pastor

    jared@churchatthegate.com

    Jared comes to Sioux Falls from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Ministries from Lee University in Cleveland, TN and has been serving in ministry since 2000. He is married to his beautiful bride, Ashley. Together, they have four beautiful ladies, Riley, Peyton and Braylin and Charley. Jared has a heart to see people living a life of change, encounter and transformation. It is his desire that all would encounter God in the place of intimacy, growing in identity and being released in their calling. Jared also oversees the Gate House of Prayer and our Greece missions.  Jared enjoys time with his family, two hunting dogs, pheasant hunting and good coffee. 

  • Shelby Ortman

    Youth and Young Adult Assistant

    shelby@churchatthegate.com

    Shelby has been attending Church at the Gate for almost 16 years, and is on staff as the youth and young adult pastor's assistant. She is involved with youth at the  church as a middle school youth leader, sings with the Gate House of Prayer and also serves with Collision Ministries at Lincoln High school. Shelby attended Discipleship Training School in Minneapolis and has been to Panama, Thailand, and Greece. She is grateful to Church at the Gate for encouraging and supporting her passion for missions and music, and looks forward to more opportunities to serve and learn with our church family.

  • Ryan Lumley

    Childrens Pastor

    ryan@churchatthegate.com

    Ryan is married to his beautiful wife Tracy and has 3 amazing daughters Anah, Eden, and Ivy. Ryan has been involved with children’s ministry for the last decade and is excited to take the challenge on full time. He is excited to be a part of the team at Church at the Gate that leads, helps to train believers to minister effectively by demonstrating the Kingdom of God with love, honor, and power! He is also excited to impart the Father heart of God into the next generation. Ryan believes that if we can train these children up to be kids after God’s own heart, they will whole-heartedly embrace the first commandment and fulfill the great commission. 

  • Alyssa Bogue

    Early Childhood Director of Ministry

    alyssa@churchatthegate.com

    Alyssa joined us on staff in the Fall of 2016.  She in currently enrolled in college and serves us by leading and loving on the kids in Kids at the Gate.   She is from the great town of Beresford here in South Dakota. 

  • Sabrina Johnson

    Nursery Director of Ministry

    sabrina@churchatthegate.com

    Sabrina has been attending Church at the Gate for a little over three years now and loves being a part of this amazing body of believers! She is married to Lance Johnson and they have two little boys, Max and Luke. Sabrina has been  a stay at home mother for the last five years and is about to start a new homeschooling adventure with her children. She is excited  to serve the church as the nursery coordinator. 

  • David Schwab

    Outreach Pastor

    david@churchatthegate.com

    David is married to his beautiful wife Candace and has 4 wonderful children and 3 adorable grandchildren.  He has completed a ministerial internship program and is a graduate of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, CA.  David is excited to be a part of a team that leads, helps to train believers to minister effectively by demonstrating the Kingdom of God with love, honor and power!  He believes that if we live by His truth, the leading of the Holy Spirit and choose to live a lifestyle of risk, then we will be the answer that the world is waiting for.  

  • Nate Beers

    Campus Pastor

    nate@churchatthegate.com

    Originally from the state of Delaware, Nate and his wife, Christy, have invested the last 13+ years in full-time ministry as missionaries, foster parents, associate pastors at several dynamic churches, and church planters before arriving at Church at the Gate, where Nate serves as the campus pastor at the Madison Campus.  Together, the Beers have seen God turn many seemingly impossible situations into miracles and are ready to discover the unexpected things that God will do next.  When he’s not chasing after one of his four kids or going on a family adventure, Nate is probably writing music, playing tennis, and developing new business ideas… Just kidding, by the time the house is quiet, he’s probably asleep.  

  • Kathleen Harwell

    Prayer and Pastoral Care Pastor

    kathleen@churchatthegate.com

    Kathleen is the Prayer Pastor and leads the Saturday morning prayer group and helps with the Gate House of Prayer. Her passion is to see the body of Christ come into complete freedom in their identity of who they are in Christ. She graduated from Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND, with a BA degree in Biblical Studies and a minor in Missions. Her many different ministry positions include: Youth Pastor, Intercessory Prayer Pastor, Children’s Ministry, and a Sozo Inner Healing Minister. She is very active in the South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network; she and her husband, Dan, are overseers on the prayer network board. She and Dan have become quite connected at a state level with many pastors who minister on the nine Native American reservations in South Dakota. Before joining the staff at Church at the Gate, She and Dan were Senior Pastors at River of Life Church in Madison, SD, for 11 years. They have been blessed with one daughter, Victoria, who is the joy of their lives.

     

  • Melissa Breems

    Worship Pastor

    melissa@churchatthegate.com

    Melissa serves as the worship pastor at Church at the Gate. She’s been involved in music ministry for over 20 years. A prophetic singer and songwriter, Melissa is passionate about raising up and releasing a sound for South Dakota. She’s committed to cultivating community & fostering creativity among worship leaders while championing a lifestyle of intimacy with God. She and her husband, Matt, have two wonderful daughters, Lily and Ava. Melissa enjoys spending time at home where she and her family can be found creating music, drawing, painting, writing, decorating, and laughing together! 

  • Lance Johnson

    Gate Media Director

    lance@churchatthegate.com

    Lance was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. He and his wife Sabrina have been married since 2005, and have two amazing boys Max and Luke. They came to Church at the Gate in 2010 looking for deeper worship and teaching, they found exactly what we were looking for.  Not too long after they started going to church they started serving in the children's department volunteering on Sunday mornings in the Infant and 2yr old rooms. They both loved ministering to the little one's and showing them Christ through playing with and loving on them. Soon Sabrina's role changed and she was brought on staff to coordinate those two rooms. Lance's role started to change as well when he started to volunteer in the sound booth running slides and occasionally running the soundboard. He has always loved the technology side of things ever since he was 12 when he first ran a soundboard in the Baptist Church they attended. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the Tech Ministry. Lance has visions for people expressing their worship serving in the Tech Department, everything from soundboard to recording video for online services, to controlling the slides for lyrics, to lighting. He believes that this is all a form of worship, helping to create the environment for worship.

  • Terri Monshaugen

    GoKids! Daycare Director

    terri@churchatthegate.com

    Terri Monshaugen is originally from Milbank, SD but has been living in Sioux Falls since 2001. She has been attending Church at the Gate since 2005. Shortly after she started attending, the church began GO KIDS! Daycare. Terri began working at GO KIDS! in October of 2005 on the first day it opened. She has been the Director since September of 2012.  Terri is married to Scott and they have 4 daughters and 1 grandson. She enjoys family time, cooking/baking and reading.


    Go Kid's Daycare and Learning Center's aim is to provide a high-quality, Christ-centered program. Children are encouraged, nurtured and taught using a play-based curriculum along with developmentally appropriate learning activities. Our goal is to provide children with opportunities for growth and development in the way God intended. 

  • Sheryl Horan

    Office Manager

    sheryl@churchatthegate.com

    Sheryl has attended Church at the Gate a number of years and has served as Office Administrator since 2008. She serves Church at the Gate on the C.H.A.M.P.S. altar ministry, healing prayer ministry, Restoring the Foundations ministry and Cleansing Stream ministry. She has two children and six grandchildren, all living in Sioux Falls. In addition to her ministry, she attends all of the activities of her grandchildren that she can. Sheryl has a Master's degree in Counseling from Sioux Falls Seminary. 

  • Carter Nesbitt

    Church Custodian and Maintenance

    carter@churchatthegate.com

    Carter Nesbitt is from Rapid City but has also lived in Mitchell, South Dakota; Arcadia, California; and South Sioux City, Nebraska. He worked thirty plus years in Information Technology. He and his wife Lois have attended Church at the Gate since moving to Sioux Falls in 1999. They have two grown sons Peter and Matt, daughter-in-law Jenn and two grandchildren.

  • Regina Schwebach

    Financial Administrator

    regina@churchatthegate.com

    Regina has been our financial administrator for the past four years.  She worked for East Vander Woude & Co., PC (a Certified Public Accounting firm) for the last 16 yrs.  She is married and has 3 children and two grandchildren. In her free time (when not working) enjoys going camping, biking and walking her 2 dogs and reading.

  • Patty Plucker

    Administrative Office Assistant

    patty@churchatthegate.com

    Patty has been coming to Church at the Gate since 2006. She knew it was a great place to come because of the deep worship and fellowship. She likes that Church at the Gate has such a good opportunity to learn more with the seminars, retreats, and life groups. Patty likes hearing "you don't have to go through life alone." She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren and number 5 due to arrive in June. She enjoys baking, arranging flowers, sewing quilts, and dancing. She looks forward to work in the office.