Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Rev. Ronald L. Carlson, Jr., Pastor

Ron & Family photo1Originally from Moline, IL, Pastor Ron was ordained by the Iowa Annual Conference of United Methodist Church in 2010. He has been serving in the Iowa Annual Conference since 2006, at St. John’s in Davenport and in the Mercer Center-Lenox-Sharpsburg-Clearfield circuit in the Southwest District. He graduated from William Penn University and Saint Paul School of Theology. Prior to entering the ministry, Ron held a number of positions in sales and management. He has a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the practical application of faith for living in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. One of his strongest motivators is his desire for loving God and loving our neighbors. Pastor Ron loves building relationships and helping others to strengthen their walk with Christ and each other. Pastor Ron, along with his wife, Beth, live in Davenport. Ron and Beth have three adult sons who currently live in Iowa, Wisconsin and Kentucky, and a daughter Mackenzie who is attending her freshman year at DePaul University.

 Rev. Nicole Ross Bishop, Children, Youth & Family Ministry Director

Pastor Nikki graduated from Iowa State University and has a Master’s degree in Missional Christianity from Dubuque Theological Seminary. She has served as Pastor at Hampton Grace UMC, for five and a half years. She is currently a Provisional Deacon with the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, and is also the Spiritual Director of the Quad Cities Chrysalis Community. She loves working with the youth and planning new activities. Click here to go to the Children & Youth page.


Brenda Sorensen, Treasurer



Brenda serves on Christian Education and Administrative Council, and as treasurer, she ensures the bills and employees are paid, and that the church financials are in tact.


CJ Albertson, Office Manager

CJ Albertson

As the Office Manager, CJ organizes and supervises all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office.




Trish Reisener, Secretary



As the secretary, Trish can help you with your contribution.

Andres Arana, Custodian

ARANA-ANDRES-39 Andres will be in the church cleaning on  Monday afternoons, Wednesday nights and Friday afternoons.  We are very pleased to have him on our staff.