All Conference Staff

Please note that the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church uses various methods to protect our email systems.  Sometimes this may cause valid email to be refused.  If you send an email to any of these persons and it bounces back to you please call the person directly at the number listed for that person.

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai

Resident Bishop

Beth Carlson

Executive Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8902

Wendy Lubkeman

Executive Secretary to the Cabinet
phone (515) 974-8948

Rev Dr Harlan Gillespie

Interim Pastor at Williamsburg, St. Paul's and Conference Immigration and Special Projects Staff

Rev William Poland

Interim Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Connectional Ministries
phone (515) 974-8926

Rev Dr Jaye Johnson

Director of Congregational Excellence and New Communities of Faith
phone (515) 974-8931

Rev Humberto Gonzalez Santana

Pastor and Associate Director of New Faith Communities
phone (712) 323-3124

Rev Ryan Christenson

Associate Director for Congregational Excellence
phone (712) 227-1277

Rev LaTonya Calderon

Pastor and Director of Leadership Excellence & Inclusion
phone (515) 279-3629

Susan Lawton

Connectional Ministries Project Manager
phone (515) 974-8988

Liz Winders

Director of Communications
phone (515) 974-8907

Courtney Levin

Communications Officer
phone (515) 974-8908

Emily Graber

Interim Conference Treasurer/Director Administrative Services
phone (515) 974-8919

Lindsey Huber

Assistant Treasurer/Controller
phone (515) 974-8923

Nancy Agan

Senior Staff Accountant
phone (515) 974-8922

Shannon Bardole-Foley

Camp Registrar & Development Coordinator
phone (515) 974-8946

Chip Hutler

Site Director, Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
phone (515) 961-4523

Mr Eric Scheve

Site Director, Lake Okoboji Camp & Retreat Center
phone (712) 336-2936

Kali Tomlinson

Okoboji Camp Program Coordinator
phone (712) 336-2936

Rachel Ruba

Okoboji Camp Office and Outreach Manager
phone (712) 336-2936

Joni Mardesen

Dir Human Resources/Benefits Officer
phone (515) 974-8940

Kristina Merfeld

HR/Benefits Manager
phone (515) 974-8938

Dee Dee Sobotka

Conference Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8920

Lisa Steel

Director Ministerial Services
phone (515) 974-8939

Rev Melissa Drake

Superintendent, Aldersgate District
phone (402) 740-9837

Sue Booth

Aldersgate District Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 207-8709

Rev Dr Michel Lundula

District Superintendent, Camp Clear Lake District

Judi Calhoon

Camp Clear Lake District Administrative Assistant
phone (712) 732-0812

Rev Douglas Cue

Superintendent, Golden Valley District
phone (319) 382-0621

Ann Zeal

Golden Valley District Administrative Assistant
phone (319) 382-0436

Rev Dr Moody Colorado

Superintendent, Pictured Rocks District
phone (319) 458-0745

Alanna Warren

Pictured Rocks District Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 207-7604

Rev Ron Carlson

District Superintendent, Riverview Park District
phone (515) 974-8910

Amy Keenan

Riverview Park District Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8912

Nitza Dovenspike

Conference Secretary Iowa Annual Conference

Mrs Barbara Oakland

Conference Nominations Secretary

Ms Kae Tritle

Wellness Coordinator

Mrs Esther Wonderlich

Iowa Conference Archivist
phone (319) 385-6321

Rev Dr Katharine Yarnell

Executive Director, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8929

Alyssa Mills

Director of Accounting, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8909

Cassie Parks

Accounting and Loan Specialist, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8929

Sarah Adams

Communications and Office Coordinator, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8927

Amy Freeman

Conference Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8938

Jenna Sager

Director of Finance and Stewardship, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8911

Mark Slocum

Director of Camping and Spiritual Formation