Committee on New Church Development
Class Name Status/Church Phone Email

2024(1)

TE Kristin Pike

Hartford Community

515-230-6511

CONTACT EMAIL

2024(2)

TE Eric Pasanchin Ankeny

515-964-0264

CONTACT EMAIL

2025(2)

TE Bill O’Connell

Johnston St. Paul

515-257-3024 CONTACT EMAIL

2025(1)

RE Joan Mahaffey

Des Moines Union Park

515-249-9374

CONTACT EMAIL

2026(2)

TE Randy Lubbers

Retired

507-317-9814 CONTACT EMAIL

2026(2)

RE Jan Davison

Des Moines Westminster

515-277-0444 CONTACT EMAIL

LC Liaison

TE Ekram Kachu

Des Moines First Arabic

515-556-8032

CONTACT EMAIL

LC Liaison

RE Nate Boulton

Des Moines First

515-669-4259

CONTACT EMAIL

Staff

RE Amgad Beblawi

Mission Executive 502-592-3223 CONTACT EMAIL

13.5.1. The Committee on New Church Development consists of six members. A majority of the members must be ruling elders and ministers of the Word and Sacraments. The moderator of the committee will be nominated by the Committee on Nominating for a term of one year.

13.5.2. The Committee oversees and supports new church developments, fellowships, new worshiping communities, and other church partnerships by the Presbytery.

13.5.3. The Committee recommends to the Leadership Council the establishment of new church developments. All such recommendations must include a plan for financial support and ministry goals.

13.5.4. The Committee responsibilities include (1) supporting new church development pastors and Steering Committees, (2) guiding them in polity, process, evangelism, and congregational development, (3) helping them meet goals determined by the Presbytery concerning membership, ministry and funding, (4) receiving reports from them quarterly, and (5) evaluating them at least annually and (6) explore and recommend alternative forms of new church development.

13.5.5. The Committee reports annually to the Leadership Council on the status of each new church development with a recommendation concerning the next year of funding.