Church Staff

Church Staff


Matt Heerema

Matt serves as pastor focusing on teaching, and leadership development. He and his wife Nancy have four daughters. He is a musician and led in Stonebrook’s music ministry for 15 years before putting the guitar down. Matt is an avid reader and massive sci-fi geek. As a bi-vocational pastor, he also directs Mere Agency whose goal is to help the church use the web to impact the world with the gospel. You can connect with him at

Brad Barrett

Brad has a passion for teaching the Bible and making it relevant to everyday life. He and his wife Annette are both Iowa-born-and-raised, and they have four adult daughters and five grandchildren who provide him “more joy than a human should be allowed to have.”
Pastor, Campus Ministry Director

Luke Anderson

Luke is serving our family here at Stonebrook as a pastor focusing on evangelism and discipleship, and he also leads our campus ministry efforts. He, his wife Holly, and their four children work as a team to welcome new friends into their home each year as they reach out to Iowa State and the Ames community. Luke’s passions are sports, hiking, camping, climbing, and hammocking. The things that make him come alive are building deep relationships, and helping people see…

Dave Bovenmeyer

Dave Bovenmyer has been a pastor since 1974. Dave and Dawn currently lead a prayer/counseling ministry that has helped many deeply hurting people. Happily married since 1975, Dave and Dawn are the parents of seven children and have nine grandchildren.
Pastor, Director of Music Ministry

John Shields

John is the Director of Music Ministry and a pastor at Stonebrook Church. He has had a strong love for music from a young age and is passionate about proclaiming the glories of God, particularly the saving work of Jesus. You’re likely to find him singing and playing guitar in worship, but he’s been known to play another instrument or two from time to time. He has been married to his wonderful wife Julia since summer of 2010, and they…
Administrative Assistant

Terri Huffman

Terri has attended Stonebrook since 1981, and has been married to Matt since 2010. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Home Economics Education. Terri is responsible for event planning, project management, and office management duties at Stonebrook.  One of Terri’s favorite verses is Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your…
Finance Manager

Heidi Pool

Heidi has worked at Stonebrook since 2002. She does the church bookkeeping, writes the bulletins, and manages the office calendar, among many other things. Heidi is married to Ron and they have four grown sons.