The Stonebrook Community Church Board of Trustees are responsible for maintaining the bylaws, and overseeing the financial and legal aspects of running the church.

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.

Mike Anderson

Mike has been married to Judy Anderson for 37 years. He came to know the Lord during his sophomore year in college. After being pursued by Chris Biang, he made the choice to follow Christ when he was a senior, and chose to stay in Ames to grow with the church, which was known then as ISU Bible Study. Mike works as a Project Manager at Bratney Companies, which provides seed industries innovative production designs to effectiveness. He grew up…
Ad Hoc Projects

Cliff Plymesser

Cliff has been attending Stonebrook since 2001 after getting involved with the college ministry. Seven years later, he finally talked his wife, Naomi, into marrying him and they now have 4 children. As a deacon he focuses on projects that fall outside of all the other deacon’s responsibilities. Cliff works full time as a project manager for Avec Design Build, a design build firm in Ames, and teaches part time at ISU. Outside of family, work and serving the church…
Finances, Benevolence

Duane Smith

Duane has been married to his lovely wife Carol for 37 years. They have four children and nine grandsons. He is a retired professional Civil engineer and ISU professor. Duane has served as a deacon since 2015 and is the treasurer for the executive board.

Daniel Bush

Daniel works full-time at Pressure Point Cleaners, a power washing company in Ames, helping people schedule cleanings for their homes. He serves Campus Fellowship, the college ministry of Stonebrook Church, in leadership, training, and discipleship. This involves teaching at Midweek, meeting with a few students, and discussing with other leaders over topics and teachings. He enjoys playing board games, video games, card games, listening to music, mixing music, and dancing. You’ll be seeing his wife, Lydia, often by his side…
Sunday School Administration

Dan Jones

Dan has served as a deacon since 2015, previously focusing on finances and communication, now with a focus on Sunday School administration. He and his wife Stephanie have four small children. He enjoys the elusive pursuit of smoking the perfect beef brisket. Dan works as a product design engineer.

Ben Wyatt

Ben has been married to his wife Jing since July 2016 and they live together with two cats. He has been working in the financial services industry since 2007, currently specializing in metrics reporting and data analysis.