Pastor Sauer has served Messiah Lutheran Church since its beginning in 1994. He was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Pastor Joel and Marie Sauer. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1984 and served the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod as a traveling missionary for one year. He married Tina Mohr in 1985 in Morenci, Michigan and was assigned that year to Martin Luther Church in Oshkosh, WI where he served until he accepted the call to start Messiah. The Lord has blessed Pastor and Tina with 5 children - Sarah, Alyssa, Brian, Laura and Casey.
Pastor Sauer has served the church at large in different ways. He served as a spiritual advisor to the LWMS chapter in Oshkosh; circuit pastor for 4 years in Green Bay, and a former member of Luther Preparatory School's Governing Board.