All Conference Staff

Please note that the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church uses various methods to protect our email systems.  Sometimes this may cause valid email to be refused.  If you send an email to any of these persons and it bounces back to you please call the person directly at the number listed for that person.

Bishop Laurie Haller

Maggie Biggs

Treasurer/Director Administrative Services
phone (515) 974-8919

Diane Brockmeyer

Executive Secretary to Bishop Laurie Haller
phone (515) 974-8902

Wendy Lubkeman

Executive Secretary to the Cabinet
phone (515) 974-8948

Joni Mardesen

Dir Human Resources/Benefits Officer
phone (515) 974-8940

Liz Winders

Director of Communications
phone (515) 974-8907

Mr Bryan Johnson

Camping & Christian Formation
phone (515) 974-8913

Rev William Poland

Director of New Communities of Faith and Director of Connectional Ministries
phone (515) 974-8926

Rev Dr Lanette Plambeck

Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Clergy & Leadership Excellence
phone (515) 974-8903

Rev Dr Jaye Johnson

Director of Congregational Excellence
phone (515) 974-8931

Nancy Agan

Senior Staff Accountant
phone (515) 974-8922

Shannon Bardole-Foley

Camp Registrar/CCMC Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8946

Nitza Dovenspike

Conference Secretary Iowa Annual Conference

Pastor Humberto Gonzalez Santana

Pastor and Associate Director of New Faith Communities
phone (712) 323-3124

Emily Graber

Assistant Treasurer/Controller
phone (515) 974-8923

Courtney Levin

Communications Officer
phone (515) 974-8908

Kristina Merfeld

HR/Benefits Manager
phone (515) 974-8938

Roland Minshall

Director Information Technology / Conference Statistician
phone (515) 974-8924

Dee Dee Sobotka

Conference Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8920

Alex Stambaugh

Systems Technican
phone (515) 974-8941

Lisa Steel

Director Ministerial Services
phone (515) 974-8939

Rev Dr Heecheon Jeon

Superintendent, Riverview Park District
phone (515) 664-6040

Susan Booth

Aldersgate District Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 207-8709

Rev Dr Moody Colorado

Superintendent, Pictured Rocks District
phone (319) 458-0745

Alanna Warren

Pictured Rocks District Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 832-2784

Rev Ron Carlson

Superintendent, Camp Clear Lake District
phone (712) 732-0812

Judi Calhoon

Camp Clear Lake District Administrative Assistant
phone (712) 732-0812

Rev Ryan Christenson

Associate Director for Congregational Excellence
phone (712) 227-1277

Rev Douglas Cue

Superintendent, Golden Valley District
phone (319) 382-0621

Ann Zeal

Golden Valley District Administrative Assistant
phone (319) 382-0436

Rev Melissa Drake

Superintendent, Aldersgate District
phone (402) 740-9837

Rev Dr Harlan Gillespie

Immigration and Special Projects

Rev Dr Katharine Yarnell

Executive Director, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8929

Alyssa Mills

Director of Accounting, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8909

Cassie Parks

Accounting and Loan Specialist, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8929

Sarah Adams

Communications and Office Coordinator, Iowa United Methodist Foundation
phone (515) 974-8927

Rev LaTonya Calderon

Pastor and Associate Director of Clergy & Leadership Excellence
phone (515) 279-3629

Charles Hutler

Site Director, Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
phone (515) 961-4523

Amy Keenan

Riverview Park District Administrative Assistant
phone (515) 974-8912

Susan Lawton

Administrative Assistant for Connectional Ministries
phone (515) 974-8988

Mrs Barbara Oakland

Conference Nominations Secretary

Mr Eric Scheve

Site Director, Lake Okoboji Camp & Retreat Center
phone (712) 336-2936

Kali Tomlinson

Okoboji Program Coordinator
phone (515) 210-0411

Ms Kae Tritle

Wellness Coordinator

Mrs Esther Wonderlich

Iowa Conference Archivist
phone (319) 385-6321