Our Leadership

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Des Moines Fellowship is led by a team of Elders who teach on a rotating basis, bringing a variety of input and perspective. The Elders share ministry with a team of Deacons, whose mission is to serve the church body.

In the New Testament the only two offices which are identified (& given qualifications for) are that of elder & deacon. Elders are the ‘pastors’ in a local church. The word pastor simply means shepherd. That is one of the responsibilities of an elder. In the N.T. ‘pastor’ is used to describe a function and a spiritual gift. It was not a title or office.

If you are unsure who to contact at Des Moines Fellowship or have a general questions, please contact us here.

Elders

Quentin Dietrich

Quentin Dietrich

Ministries: Pastoral Leadership

Email: quentin.dietrich@desmoinesfellowship.org

Bio: I serve in the worship and teaching ministries at Des Moines Fellowship. I also co-lead a core group Bible study. My wife Katherine and I have one daughter, Audrey.

Seth Rosendahl

Seth Rosendahl

Ministries: Pastoral Leadership

Email:
seth.rosendahl@desmoinesfellowship.org

Bio: I started attending Des Moines Fellowship in 1995. My wife Anne and I co-led the youth group along side two other couples from 2001until 2008 when I began serving as an elder. I have a full time job as the customer service manager for a home builder and my wife home-schools our six children. I enjoy teaching God’s Word and have a strong desire to see His people conformed to the image of Christ. One of the many joys Anne and I have experienced in ministry is counseling and fellowship with young couples preparing for marriage.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Ministries: Pastoral Leadership

Email: greg.smith@desmoinesfellowship.org

Bio:

My wife, Julie, our four children, and I moved to Des Moines in 1994. We spent the next eight months looking for a church. It wasn’t until the day we walked into Des Moines Fellowship that we knew we had found what we were looking for. There was a pervasive atmosphere of love and peace one could sense throughout the service and the fellowship afterward. Our children grew up in this church learning the Scriptures and how to walk in grace. The church called me to the eldership in May 2001. The church called me to full-time pastoral work as of August 1, 2023. My burden for ministry is best expressed by Colossians 1:28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

Paul Strahan

Paul Strahan

Ministries: Pastoral Leadership

Email: paul.strahan@desmoinesfellowship.org

Bio: Shortly after graduating from Iowa State I helped start Des Moines Fellowship in 1977 in the living room of a home with a few couples and young singles. I met my lovely wife Cathy there a few weeks later. Together we raised three wonderful daughters and are now blessed with 13 grandchildren. I have a passion for people to know who they are in Christ and build their identity around Him. Cathy cares deeply about people and is skilled at using the Word to encourage women. I enjoy reading, traveling, sports, music and most of all spending time with my wife & family.

Deacons

Dick Cleaveland

Dick Cleaveland

My areas of service focus on facilitating maintenance of the property and technical production. My wife, Diane, and I host a Core Group Bible study in our home. I have been at Des Moines Fellowship since 1992.

Dave House

Dave House

My area of ministry is focused on the general service of the body. My wife Jo and I help coordinate the food pantry at Des Moines Fellowship which helps to minister to the local community.

Mark Oberhaus

Mark Oberhaus

My area of ministry focuses on assisting the Elders in financial matters. I served as church treasurer for 15 years and now assist the current treasurer with payroll and year-end reporting. I have been part of Des Moines Fellowship since 1982. My wife Ellen teaches Sunday School and is involved with Vacation Bible School each summer. Ellen and I enjoy hosting a few outdoor events at our acreage each year.
Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider

I have been a part of Des Moines Fellowship since 2013. My primary focus is community outreach and the DMF food pantry. Additionally, as a financial professional I am happy to partner with those in the church seeking financial counsel. My wife, Anne, and I have 2 children.
Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

I have been a member of Des Moines Fellowship since 2006. My primary focus is Youth ministry (7th-12th grade). Additionally, I co-lead a Men’s ministry and Safety Team training. My wife, Hannah, and I have 4 children.
Duane Tysseling

Duane Tysseling

My area of ministry focuses on practical needs. Building maintenance issues, providing rides to church and helping people move. My wife Char and I help coordinate special events at Des Moines Fellowship.

Todd Tysseling

Todd Tysseling

I am a lifelong member of Des Moines Fellowship. I work on missions related ministries, am involved in some teaching & small group leadership, along with working on a variety of other administrative items for DMF. My wife, Kelli, and I have 6 children.

Mark Walter

Mark Walter

I have been a member of Des Moines Fellowship since 2011. In 2022 I was selected to serve as Deacon. My 35 years’ experience in business operations management has been valuable in my role as Treasurer. I share my musical talents in the worship team and my wife Christine leads the nursery team.

Ministry Leaders

Beth Greiman

Beth Greiman

I began attending Des Moines Fellowship in 1978. My educational background and teaching experience are elementary and middle school education. I truly enjoy working with the kids at DMF and co-lead the children’s ministry (LAF – Laying a Foundation) for children ages 2 – 6th grade. This includes Sunday school, Wednesday night activities and other children’s events.

Vickie Greiman

Vickie Greiman

I began attending Des Moines Fellowship in 1977. My educational background and teaching experience are in early childhood education. I thoroughly enjoy working with the kids at DMF and co – lead the children’s ministry (LAF – Laying a Foundation) for children ages 2 – 6th grade. This includes Sunday school, Wednesday night activities and other children’s events.

Aaron Kelly

Aaron Kelly

I oversee the worship/music ministry at Des Moines Fellowship. My wife Melissa and I have one son and two daughters.

Brandon and Hannah Smith

Brandon and Hannah Smith

We have been serving as Youth Leaders since 2014. Our passion is to call up young men and women to delight in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to build competence in studying God’s Word.
Melissa Kelly and Julie Smith

Melissa Kelly and Julie Smith