Meet the Clergy and Staff


We’re searching for a new pastor.  If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please contact us by sending a message to: [email protected].

Our former pastor, Nathan Willard, served us well and faithfully, from 2014 through 2022.  He and and his family relocated to Iowa City.

During this interim period, we are fortunate to have experienced pastors fill in.  Rev. John Chaplin and Rev. Sarah Trone-Garriott will be with us on this schedule:

May 28th: Sarah Trone-Garriott
June 1st: John Chaplin
June 11th: Sarah
June 18th: Jonna Jensen & Brice Hughes
June 25th: Sarah
July 2nd: Sarah
July 9th: Open
July 16th: John
July 23th: John
July 30th: John

Office Manager: Linda Schaull
Linda joined us in fall, 2022. She handles our publications, office communications, and coordinates the life of the congregation. [email protected] / 515-964-4647.

Choir Director: Laura Beckwith
Do you have interest in singing a variety of styles of choral music? Join our choir, led by Laura Beckwith!

Organist: Nancy Pingel

Nancy is in her second stint as organist here at Ankeny United Church, and keeps our voices backed and strengthened most Sundays.

Accompanist: Paige Wonderly

Paige accompanies our choir and makes beautiful music on acoustic piano.