Leadership Council
Class Name Liaison To Status/Church Phone Email
2023 (1) RE Nate Boulton New Worship Des Moines, First 515-669-4259 CONTACT EMAIL
2023 (2) RE Roxanne Neary Living Legacy Des Moines, Westminster 515-777-0429 CONTACT EMAIL
2023 (2) TE Tim Maxa Camping & Youth Lenox, United & Sharpsburg 712-621-6780 CONTACT EMAIL
2024 (2) RE Carol Ferrell COM Clive, Heartland 515-346-1856H CONTACT EMAIL
2024 (2) TE David Endriss CPM Indianola, Trinity United 515-360-7005 CONTACT EMAIL
2024 (2) TE Ekram Kachu   Des Moines, First Arabic 515-556-8032 CONTACT EMAIL
2025 (2) TE Ane Fitzgerald CPSR Validated Ministry – Harmony River Living Ctr. 320-583-7325 CONTACT EMAIL
2025 (1) TE Roger Todd Small Church HR 712-355-3633 CONTACT EMAIL
Presby V-Mod RE Linda Curtis-Stolper   Newton First 641-840-2417 CONTACT EMAIL
Immed Past Mod RE David Boyd Property Des Moines Central 515-490-0543 CONTACT EMAIL
Staff TE Annika Lister Stroope  

Administrative Executive and Stated Clerk

  402-942-1636 CONTACT EMAIL
Staff RE Amgad Beblawi   Mission Executive   502-592-3223 CONTACT EMAIL
Staff TE Ian McMullen   Pastor to the Presbyteries   515-450-7534 CONTACT EMAIL

12.1. Members of the Leadership Council include 9 members at large. The members at large should ordinarily not be from the same congregation. The Leadership Council is composed of ruling elders and ministers of the Word and Sacrament in numbers as nearly equal as possible.

12.2. Members with voice and vote are the Presbytery Moderator, Vice Moderator, and Immediate Past Moderator.

12.3. Ex-officio members with voice but not vote include the Executive Presbyters and Stated Clerk.

12.4. The elected members will serve 3-year terms, and no one may serve more than 6 consecutive years. The Moderator of Leadership Council is nominated by the Committee on Nominating and elected by Presbytery for a 1-year term.

12.5. The duties of the Leadership Council include:

12.5.1. The Leadership Council shall meet before a stated meeting of Presbytery and review the docket as prepared by the Stated Clerk and the Moderator. A special meeting may be called by the Moderator of Leadership Council.

12.5.2. Implements the priorities of the Presbytery, coordinates and jointly reports to Presbytery the work of Committee on Personnel and Committee on Budget and Finance.

12.5.3. Develop, communicate and shepherd the ongoing vision, strategy and design of the Presbytery. Submit recommendations to the Presbytery concerning the mission of the Presbytery. Implement a method for planning and evaluating the work of the Presbytery.

12.5.4. Train elected members to standing committees and Leadership Council or appoint a training team.

12.5.5. Address matters between meetings of the Presbytery as may be necessary or assigned by Presbytery.

12.5.6. Coordinate the work of the Committee on Personnel and Committee on Budget and Finance and present report jointly to Presbytery. Moderators of the Committee on Personnel and Committee on Budget and Finance will be first on the agenda of Leadership Council and can leave after their report or be invited to stay for remainder of meeting.

12.5.7. Propose an annual budget jointly with the Committee on Budget and Finance to Presbytery.

12.5.8. Oversight and coordination of Ecumenical Relationships. Ecumenical Relationships are relationships, working agreements, or cooperative endeavors with denominations or religious groups beyond the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Receive reports from representatives of related institutions and reviewing annually the proceedings and actions of all such organizations under the direction of the Presbytery.

12.5.9. Remain current on issues of theology and culture that affect the Presbytery.

12.5.10. Relate to Standing Committees in an empowering style. Each member of Leadership Council will serve as liaison to one or more committees, providing support, guidance and directions for mission on a regular schedule

12.5.11. Respond to ministry opportunities in relation to the Presbytery’s vision.

12.5.12. Coordinate and communicate with the “Iowa Presbyteries Task Force” reporting to Presbytery when necessary.

12.5.13. Administrative Duties Review and recommend changes to Presbytery’s By-Laws and Manual of Operations. Nominate members of the Committee on Nominating for election by Presbytery.

12.5.14. Develop and submit a budget request to Committee on Budget and Finance for the Leadership Council’s ministry.

12.5.15. At the last stated meeting of each year, the Leadership Council will nominate for election by the Presbytery three members to a new class of the Committee on Nominating.

12.5.16. The retiring Moderator of Presbytery of Des Moines will install the newly elected officers at the last stated meeting of each year.