Adam grew up in West Bend, Iowa. At age 14, he asked God to forgive him of his sins and committed to follow Christ for the rest of his life.
He married his wife, Gina, while he was at the University of Iowa studying Film and Journalism. His aspiration was to be a famous filmmaker, which took Adam and Gina out to New York City for a couple of years.
He did not become famous.
Instead, they moved back to Iowa where God was working in Adam’s heart and gave him a passion to teach kids about the same Jesus that saved him when he was younger. He went on to earn a Master’s degree through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Today, he’s the lead pastor at New City Church and lives in Ankeny with Gina and their 3 kids Luke, Benjamin, and Noel.
Nathan had the privilege to be raised in a home with parents who loved the Lord and served Him in full time Christian ministry. Although he grew up learning much about God and the Bible he held on to a profession of faith that was not saving faith. His life was not transformed by the gospel until the age of 17 when God saved him from his sins (Rom. 10:9-10).
Nathan met his wife Susan in college where he received a youth ministry degree. Upon getting married in 2001 together God led them to a full time ministry in Indiana working with children and teens. God directed them back to Iowa where Nathan received a Master of Divinity degree at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.
As Nathan was finishing seminary while interning at Saylorville Church, in God’s sovereignty, Saylorville Church decided to start a new church in 2005 where Nathan and Susan and the start of their family were part of a small team that helped start the Engage Network’s first church plant Lakeside Fellowship in Polk City. In 2011 Nathan took a fulltime roll at Lakeside Fellowship until God called him to be a part of the Engage Network’s fifth church plant, New City Church where he currently serves in Ankeny.
Nathan and Susan have 3 children Jackson, Madison, and Jacinda.
Angela was born into a God-loving family in Bondurant, Iowa. But it wasn’t until she graduated from Iowa State University that she finally grasped the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus. She then knew riding on her parents’ coattails, church attendance, and being a good person weren’t going to secure eternity in Heaven.
She has a heart for relationships and the gift of mercy. Her favorite passage from the Bible is Psalms 34. She not only spends her time serving at New City, but she also teaches a prenatal course at MercyOne in Des Moines for expectant families of multiples. She lives in Ankeny with her husband Joel and their four children (Natalie, Charlotte, Greta, and Cooper).