Judi Calhoon takes on new role in Iowa Conference, new Conference Archivist and Riverview Park District Administrative Assistant announced

Judi Calhoon takes on new role in Iowa Conference, new Conference Archivist and Riverview Park District Administrative Assistant announced

September 01, 2023

Judi Calhoon has accepted a new position with the Iowa Conference of The United Methodist Church as a Database Coordinator and Communication Specialist.  

This newly developed position will work with all departments to ensure the integrity of information within the conference database. In addition, Calhoon will manage the website and assist in coordinating branding and communications. 

Calhoon has been an Iowa Conference District Administrative assistant for 25 years. She has worked in the Spencer, Northwest, Southwest, and Camp Clear Lake District. She is a lifelong United Methodist member of Spencer, Grace, United Methodist Church and attends Peterson United Methodist Church.   

Calhoon lives in Peterson, Iowa, and is a Spencer High School and Northwest Missouri State University graduate. She is studying to earn her master’s degree in information technology through Southern New Hampshire University.  

Calhoon is also a member of the Peterson City Council, Order of the Eastern Star and Spencer Municipal Band. She directs bell choirs at Spencer, Grace, and Peterson UMCs.   

“I am very excited about my new position and am thankful for all the people I have met and worked with throughout the connection over the years,” said Calhoon. 

We welcome a new Conference Archivist

Monica Clark is new to the Iowa Conference and began as the Conference Archivist in August.  

The Iowa Conference Archives moved to the Conference Center in Des Moines following the closure of Iowa Wesleyan University and the retirement of former archivist Esther Wonderlich. 

Clark is originally from Cedar Falls but has called Des Moines home since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing and is finishing up her master’s degree in information and library sciences through San Jose State.  

Besides working part-time as the Conference Archivist, Clark works full-time as a Marketing Specialist with GRX Marketing in Des Moines. 

In her free time, she’s an avid reader, thrifter and crafter and spends most of her time with her two cats, Arlo and Leo. 


The Riverview Park District introduces its new Administrative Assistant 

Sierra DeVoe is also new to the Conference and is the Administrative Assistant for the Riverview Park District. She began in late July. Before taking the position here, DeVoe worked as the Business Officer for the Prairie City-Monroe School District.  

DeVoe is originally from Belle Plaine, Iowa. She moved to Prairie City with her husband, Justin, a little over 11 years ago, and they have four children aged 11 to two. DeVoe graduated from Iowa Wesleyan with a B.A. in Sports Management and Marketing after also playing four years of college softball.  

“I am really excited to get to meet new people and work with everyone at the conference center,” said DeVoe. 

When her children aren’t keeping her busy with their sporting events, dance and gymnastics, you can find her at the gym teaching kickboxing, strength, HIIT or other fitness classes.