Elders

Elders

God has created Ashworth to be a multi-generational and multi-ethnic church.  As such, we select our Elders from among the most spiritually mature people in the church who represent the diverse group of people who call Ashworth home.

Lead Pastor

Brent Clark

Brent’s passion to see people experience genuine life has helped Ashworth flourish as we reach out to our community with the love of Jesus.
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Jude Ashwanth

Jude (Ashwanth Tiburtius) was born and raised in South India. He finished his education in India and had the opportunity to travel to the United States for work. He is married to Nanci and they moved to Des Moines in 2010. They are blessed with two daughters who love to sing. They came to Ashworth two years ago and feel blessed to be accepted as part of the church family. He is very much encouraged by the grace and vision…
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Elizabeth Carman

Elizabeth Carman

Elizabeth was born and raised in Jefferson, IA. She spent much of her childhood playing sports and attending summer church camps. Following high school, she attended Central College in Pella, IA, where she majored in Communication Studies and Spanish. Elizabeth moved to Des Moines in 2016 to work as a Campus Staff Minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Drake University and DMACC. She’s spent the past three years mentoring students in the faith and working to reach each campus with the…
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Jerry Chapman

Jerry Chapman

Jerry and Ann joined Ashworth Church in 2013. Jerry has served in various capacities including usher, hospitality, greeter, outreach, and as a deacon from 2015-2018. Jerry and Ann have been married for 54 years. Jerry and Ann have two sons and live in Urbandale. Their son, Joe, is also active at Ashworth, serving on the audio/video team on Sunday mornings. Jerry is retired, sort of, although a workaholic, he stays busy working various part-time jobs and volunteering. Jerry has served…
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Suki Joseph

Suki Joseph

Suki was born in Chennai, India, and lived in multiple places until she finally moved to West Des Moines, in 2012. She has been a part of Ashworth ever since. Suki, has served in many places behind the scenes, from serving in the nursery to making some of the graphics you see on the bulletins and around the church. She has also served as a deacon for the last couple of years. She believes that God has huge plans for…
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Don Peck

Don Peck

Don and his wife Carla moved to Iowa in 1986 and joined Ashworth in 1987. Don and Carla have three daughters and three grandkids, all who live in the Des Moines area. A few years ago, Don retired from John Deere after a 30 year career in product development. He and Carla love to travel, especially during the winter months, and Don likes to play a little golf but would never consider himself a golfer. Don has been actively involved…