It is with great excitement that I announce the addition of a new staff position at Ashworth Road. Our new part-time Team Pastor for Missions and Outreach is Amy Becker. Amy has been the Campus Staff Minister for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Drake University since 2006 and has served as the Des Moines Team Leader for InterVarsity since 2011. She graduated from Drake University in 2006 with her Bachelors degree in Sociology.
It doesn’t take long listening to Amy to hear her passion for outreach, evangelism, discipleship, and missions. In fact, Amy’s passion for all things related to the kingdom of God is infectious! In her time at InterVarsity, she has started Greek IV, a ministry to the unreached fraternity and sorority students at Drake. She also helped start Streetlights, a grassroots ministry to fight sex trafficking in Des Moines. All this while recruiting and training student leaders, planning and directing local, regional and foreign mission experiences, planning and carrying out weekly worship services, campus-wide events, social and service experiences, and new student outreach.
On a personal note, I met Amy in 2008 when she made a fundraising presentation to help raise support for her campus ministry. I was struck with her love for Jesus and students, and her passion to see the kingdom of God released in the world. She has been a friend to Ashworth Road for many years and I am excited about the future and how Amy will help us continue to be the presence of Christ in central Iowa and around the world.