Church Staff

Church Staff

Campus Ministry, Children’s Ministry

Allison Bailey

Allison joined the Stonebrook staff in 2022, after serving in a parachurch camping ministry for 3 years. She graduated with her Bachelor’s from the University of Northern Iowa in 2018 and is currently pursuing her master’s in biblical counseling online through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At Stonebrook Allison serves as part of the Campus Fellowship college ministry staff and coordinates the children’s ministry. She is passionate about learning, and loves making others’ days a little brighter through a well-timed pun.
Campus Ministry Director

Toby Doffing

Toby serves full-time as Campus Ministry Director for our college ministry, Campus Fellowship. Toby has a heart to reach the campus of Iowa State University with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and see it come alive in students’ hearts. His role on staff entails discipling students, evangelizing on campus, planning/leading events, and teaching at CF’s midweek services. In his free time you can find him disc golfing, doing anything outdoors, or hanging out with students on campus. If you see…
Communications, Women’s Ministry

Summer Barber

Summer Barber is the Communications Coordinator and Director of Women’s Ministry at Stonebrook Church. She and her husband Kevin moved to Ames in 2004 and couldn’t have asked for a better community in which to raise their three children.  Summer completed her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Creighton University in 2003 and provided therapy for many children and adults over the course of 17 years. In God’s great wisdom and goodness, Summer was led into ministry through an international and interdenominational organization…
Graphic Design

Hannah Litterer

Hannah Litterer joined Stonebrook’s staff in 2023 as a part-time Communications Associate and Graphic Designer. She studies Graphic Design at Iowa State and is responsible for designing official graphics, handouts, and signs for Stonebrook alongside Summer Barber. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys journaling, reading, napping, and having fellowship with friends. If you ever see her, ask her about her favorite animal the Stingray.
Music Ministry

Nic Willson

Nic works part-time leading the Campus Fellowship music ministry and helping out on the Sunday morning music teams. He is also a full-time fifth grade teacher at Ballard East elementary school. Nic is passionate about music, sports, and fellowshipping with friends.
Lead Pastor

Matt Heerema

Matt serves as pastor focusing on preaching, vision, and strategic leadership. 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 came to Christ at a young age through the Awana program at an E-Free church. After a period of wandering in high school and early college, he became serious about his faith in college in 1999 at age 20. The call to…

Brad Barrett

Brad has a passion for teaching the Bible and making it relevant to everyday life, whether in large groups, small group Bible studies, or one-on-one counseling, and he is certified as a biblical counselor through the ministry, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (  A few authors who have influenced him over the years are J.I. Packer (his book, Knowing God), Edward Welch (several books, including When People Are Big and God Is Small), and C.S. Lewis (especially the classic Chronicles…
Pastor, Connections, Campus Ministry

Luke Anderson

Luke is serving 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 God for who…

Dave Bovenmyer

Dave Bovenmyer has been a pastor since 1974. Dave is partially retired but currently coaches six community groups and leads Renew Ministry, a prayer/counseling ministry that has helped many hurting people. Happily married since 1975, Dave and Dawn are the parents of seven children and have eleven grandchildren.  Dave’s is especially passionate about his family, the care of souls, and theology.
Pastor, Music Ministry

John Shields

John is the worship pastor at Stonebrook Church. He has been captivated by music from a young age and is passionate about using music to proclaim 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. His approach to worship is liturgically-minded, Bible-engaged, and Christ-centered. He has been married to his wonderful wife Julia since summer of 2010, and…
Office Administrator

Daniel Bush

Daniel works part-time for Stonebrook as an Executive Administrator, managing all administration aspects of the church. He also works part-time at Pressure Point Cleaners, a power washing company in Ames, helping people schedule cleanings for their homes. He and his wife, Lydia, serve the Music Ministry on Sunday Mornings by mixing on the soundboard (Daniel) and singing on stage (Lydia). In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, video games, and card games, listening to music, mixing music, and…