Leadership Team

Leadership Team

God has created Ashworth to be a multi-generational and multi-ethnic church.  As such, we select our Leadership team 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.
Deacon
Shirley Andre

Shirley Andre

Shirley is no stranger to Ashworth. Shirley joined the church in 1991 and has served in many volunteer roles including (but certainly not limited to) the children’s ministry, Vacation Bible School, personnel and finance committees and as a deacon. Shirley is retired from the Transportation Department of the State of Iowa where she served as the Director of the Motor Vehicle Division. She has one grown son and daughter-in-law who are also a part of Ashworth and three grandchildren who she loves being an active…
Deacon
Suki Joseph

Suki Joseph

Sukirtha (Suki) is married to Premnath Kamalanathan and has two beautiful children – Diya Sara Premnath and Dev Immanuel Premnath. Suki was born in Chennai, India, and lived in multiple places until she finally moved to West Des Moines in July 2012 and has been a part of Ashworth ever since. Suki has served in many places behind the scenes at church from serving in the nursery to making many of the graphics you see on the bulletins and around…
Deacon
Deacon Donnie

Donnie Moran

Donnie and his wife Cookie have been members of Ashworth Road for over three decades. They’ve been married over forty years, have two adult children and one grandson. Moving into the area is what brought them to Ashworth, but finding a caring church family is why they have called Ashworth home ever since. Donnie travels extensively with his company, Prinova Group, where he serves as National Sales Manager. He looks forward to retirement without required travel. Donnie has previously served…
Deacon
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…
Deacon
DaveRichards

Dave Richards

Dave has been married to Debbie for over 35 years. They met in high school and have been together ever since. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Dave is the Vice President for Regulatory Compliance at Barton Solvents where he has been employed for over 30 years. Dave and Debbie have been members of Ashworth for over 30 years. This is the church where their kids grew up and they enjoy watching other family’s kids grow up here as…
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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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Kim Runge

Kim is a native of Iowa. She enjoyed growing up on a farm near Cumming, IA. She attended WDM schools and graduated from Valley High School. Following high school, she became employed at a Family Practice Clinic and attended classes at DMACC and studied medical terminology and office management. Kim is currently employed at the Iowa Vein Center and celebrated her 24th anniversary this past March. She has been married to Don and step-mother to Dustin and Jason for 17…