Leadership

STEVE IRWIN
LEAD PASTOR

Steve (wife Ginnie) watches over the leadership teams, staff, and overall operations of the church. He supports the staff to help them accomplish God’s direction for His church. Passionate about relationship with Jesus, Steve seeks to help others know the depth and power of God’s love. He is the primary speaker on Sunday mornings. By Jesus’ grace he is a devoted husband, father and grandfather and finds his greatest joy in seeing his family grow in the love and knowledge of God.

JOSH MISENER
ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Josh works to maintain the best possible atmosphere for spiritual growth and awakening in all corporate worship events. He does that through excellence in music and through overseeing several teams who love others from the streets to their seats. He also preaches from time to time. Josh’s deepest passion is to make the largest impact possible in the lives of those who are furthest from Jesus. Believe it or not, Josh has always wanted to be part of a nationally known boy band. REALLY!

MARCUS BRATSCH,
ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Marcus is responsible for over seeing relational discipleship, outreach and spiritual growth. He oversees LIFE groups, classes, training, and one-on-one discipleship. When he shares a ‪Sunday morning message, you can see that he’s passionate about the Bible’s teachings and deeply desires for others to share in that joy. Marcus and his wife are ballroom dance instructors, and Pastor Steve thinks he should be on the cover of GQ magazine.

ANDY LESIEUR
CHILDREN’S AREA COORDINATOR

Andy brings a passion for Jesus in the most creative ways as he oversees our Children’s area. He is responsible for everything from curriculum to building teams of people who are committed to see children grow in their relationship with Jesus. With his passion for families, he strategically finds ways to empower parents with resources and encouragement to disciple their kids in the things of God. Andy is also an accomplished cellist and is highly involved in theater throughout the corridor here in eastern Iowa.

BRICE FORD
MEN’S AREA COORDINATOR

Brice is responsible for organizing and developing studies, groups, and events for men. Brice works to help men develop relationships with each other and to provide tools, training and support that will encourage them to develop Christlike character and fulfill their full function in God.

EMILY SPINDEN
PREACHING ASSOCIATE

Emily contributes through collaboration during weekly sermon reviews, strategic communications support, and occasionally preaching during our Sunday service. She also serves as a LIFE group coach. She has deep compassion for those who have yet to know Jesus’ love, and a passion for integrity with God’s Word. Once our full-time Community Life Director, Emily’s now with us just a few hours weekly because she finds great value pouring her energy into her husband and three (soon to be four) children.