Benevolence, Missions

Joyce Bannantine

Joyce has been married to John for 30 years and they have 4 children, 3 who are now adults. She will finish her last year of homeschooling as their youngest child will graduate from high school nest year! She currently works part-time as a home care provider which perfectly matches her desire to serve others who are in need. Together, Joyce and John enjoy any time spent with family! “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. ” Galatians 5:6b (NIV)

John Bannantine

John Bannantine was saved by the grace of Jesus in Spring of 1994. He has been a member of Stonebrook since Summer of 1999. He works as a research scientist at the USDA facility in Ames and has been married for 30-plus years.

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…
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.
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…
Director of Music Ministry

John Shields

John is the Director of Music Ministry at Stonebrook Church. He has had a strong love for 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 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 other administrative duties at Stonebrook. She also oversees the Women’s Ministry. 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,…

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.
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…
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.
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.

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…

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.

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.”

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