People

People

Elder
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…
Worship Director

Jordan McDonald

Jordan started at Ashworth in November of 2019. He was a full-time worship director before moving to the Des Moines area to be closer to family. Jordan is married to Lindsay and they have one child. Jordan has been passionate about worship and student ministries since his time at Central College where he graduated in 2015. Along with working at Ashworth, Jordan works in the insurance industry full time. In his free time, he loves to spend time with friends…
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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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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…
Office Manager
Office Manager Lynn Oswald

Lynn Oswald

Lynn is the office manager and connection point for all inquiries and information. She works with the church staff in all areas of ministry and manages the financial records of the church.
Team Pastor

Amy Becker

Amy leads our missions and evangelism efforts, both around the world and in our community.  She also has a gift for connecting with ladies as she leads our Women’s ministry.
Ashworth Kids Director

Kerri Clark

Kerri’s love for children and throwing a great party are evident in all that she does. Our kid’s ministry is filled with her energy and every event we host is made better by her eye for the details.
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.
Team Pastor

Ryan Lenerz

Ryan leads our youth ministry and helps connect new people with others as well as places to serve at Ashworth. He loves to help people take their next step in their faith journey.