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.

We also have a group of Deacons who are dedicated to caring for the needs of our congregation. Both our Elders and Deacons compose the Ashworth Church Leadership Council,  which provides wisdom, love, and guidance in order to create a vibrant community of Christ-followers.


Noel Turk

Noel grew up in Waukee and has grown up at Ashworth. She attended Central College, where she graduated with degrees in Athletic Training and Spanish. She then achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Des Moines University in 2018. She has since been working at Core Physical Therapy in West Des Moines. She married her husband, Aaron, in 2018, and they had their first child, Kinsie Gracie, in August of 2022. Noel has volunteered as a worship leader, discipleship group…

Brian Klett

Brian grew up on a farm outside of Sigourney, IA.  He attended Central College and graduated with a degree in Chemistry.  Brian moved to the Des Moines metro after college and has worked at Kemin Industries since 2014.  Brian and his wife, Rachel, live in West Des Moines with their young son, Zane. Both serve on our worship team, with Brian volunteering for our A/V team and Rachel regularly leading our Classic Worship. In his free time, Brian enjoys playing games…
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…
Team Lead of Ministry Services

Elizabeth Pavey

Elizabeth has called Ashworth her church home since 2016. 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. After four years of mentoring students in the faith and working to…