Ashworth Road Leadership

Ashworth Road Leadership

Every year, a committee is selected and formed with the purpose of prayerfully reviewing and nominating individuals to serve as deacons at Ashworth Road. This year, the following individuals are recommended to the church to serve in this capacity:

JOE FLAUGHER

Growing up in a Christian home, Joe was blessed with a solid foundation in Christ, the written word of God, and discipleship. Married in 2001, Joe and his wife, Laura built a new foundation together in God and in 2010, they were blessed with the birth of their first daughter Mila. In 2013, they received another blessing with the addition of their second daughter Fiona.

Joe graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and works for John Deere as a Staff Product Safety Standards Engineer. The Flaugher’s have lived in Marshalltown, Muscatine, Wichita, KS, and now Des Moines. Joe and Laura enjoy playing music, Laura on the piano and Joe on the drums. Joe serves on the worship team at Ashworth Road where he plays the drums and he also leads a small group.

Joe comments, “Since our first visit to Ashworth Road, we have always felt connected spiritually and socially, and look forward to many more years of growth as part of this church body.”

BOB HOPPER

Bob is Scout Executive (CEO) of Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has worked for the Boy Scouts professionally for 36 years in several states.  That, and growing up in a military family, Bob has  resided in Louisiana, Nebraska, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, and since 2009, Iowa.

Bob is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, KY where he met his wife Pam.  The daughter of a Baptist preacher, Pam is a dedicated Mom, “Grandmomma”, and passionate teacher of children with special needs  

Bob has served as a deacon at multiple churches and served as a deacon most recently at Ashworth Road from 2010 – 2013.

KIM RUNGE

Kim is a native of Iowa. She enjoyed growing up on a farm near Cumming, IA. Kim attended WDM schools and graduated from Valley High School. Following high school, she became employed at a Family Practice Clinic in the insurance billing office. She attended classes at DMACC and studied medical terminology and office management.

Kim is currently employed at the Iowa Vein Center and celebrated her 20th anniversary there this past March. She has been married to her husband, Don, and step-mother to Dustin and Jason for 13 years. Kim and Don enjoy fishing, trips to the lake, nature, cookouts, camping, cheering on the St.Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She has attended Ashworth Road since 1984.  

Over the years, Kim has served Ashworth Road in many different capacities including missions, children’s ministry, and has represented Ashworth Road for several years in the West Des Moines Churches Outreach Group (COG).

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