People

People

Youth Pastor

Luke McDonald

Luke McDonald was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa. After graduating from Indian Hills Community College in 2017, he moved to West Des Moines to start a career as a Computer Programmer for IMT Insurance. Shortly after coming to West Des Moines, Luke started attending Ashworth Church and began volunteering for our Worship Team and Ashworth Youth. When the position to lead the youth ministry opened up, he was eager to step into that role. Luke is passionate about seeing…
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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…
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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…
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…
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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 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.