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.
Courtney R. Dake, Pastor
Pastor Courtney is originally from Creston, Iowa. She graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in May 2018. She is a provisional elder in the Iowa Annual Conference and will be eligible for full ordination in 2020. Before going to seminary, she was newsroom assistant at the Creston News Advertiser and was an active leader at Creston First United Methodist Church. Pastor Courtney has a passion for preaching and guiding people on their faith journey. She loves connecting people with God and building relationships. Her parents, Bruce and Sue, live in Creston, and her sister and brother-in-law, Brooke and Matt, live in West Des Moines.

Brenda Sorensen, Children, Youth & Family Director & Treasurer

As CYFM Director, Brenda coordinates all youth and family activities which include but is not limited to Sunday school, Wonderful Wednesday, vacation bible school, Christmas pageants, retreats and outreach activities.

Click here to go to the Children & Youth page.

As treasurer, she ensures the bills and employees are paid, and that the integrity of the church financials is maintained.


Andres Arana, Custodian

Andres is the custodian of our church building, ensuring our worship space is clean and well cared for.  

CJ Albertson, Office Manager


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


Trish Reisener, Financial Secretary


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