Staff

Pat Nemmers

Pat Nemmers has been the lead pastor at Saylorville Church in Des Moines, Iowa since 1998. He was born in 1958 and grew up in Waterloo, Iowa in a devout Roman Catholic home. While working in the factory at John Deere Tractor Manufacturer he heard the Gospel and shortly there after trusted Christ as his…

Abe Miller

Abe was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and at the age of seven, he made a profession of faith. He realized that he was a sinner (Romans 3:23) and on his way to hell. Ephesians 2:8-9 and John 3:16 are verses that really impacted him. He realized that God sent His only…

Chuck De Cleene

Chuck was raised in a strong Roman Catholic family in Milwaukee, WI. After one year of college, Chuck enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Bellevue, Nebraska. It was there that his commanding officer, Doug Comstock, explained the gospel to him for the first time. On June 29, 1970, Chuck accepted Jesus Christ…

Curt De Graaff

Curt is a native Iowan whose ministries have taken him to serve in three different time zones across America over forty years of ministry life. He came to Christ early after struggling with assurance of salvation when he finally took to heart the promise of Scripture: “Whoever HAS the Son HAS life…” (I John 5:12).…

Jason Jackson

Jason grew up in South Africa where his family served as missionaries. He became a follower of Jesus at a young age when He accepted Christ as His personal Savior. Jason first met his wife, Meredith, when they were both freshmen in college where Jason and Meredith served together in full-time youth ministry for fifteen…

Paul Seymour

Paul is the Pastor of Music Ministries at Saylorville. He was born into a pastor’s home and raised in the light of the Bible. He realized he was a hopeless sinner and was adopted into the family of God through faith in Jesus at a young age and was baptized. Paul’s passion is giving the…

Brad Pausley

Brad grew up in Ohio and moved to Des Moines when he was in middle school. He was raised in a Christian home and came to know Jesus at the age of 8. Growing up in a Christian environment his faith became dry and academic. It wasn’t until his senior year of high school that…

Jerrod Leonard

Jerrod has been blessed to grow up in a Godly Christian home. His parents, John and Bev Leonard are missionaries to Brazil. At age four he made a profession of faith. He knew even at that young age that he was a sinner and needed a Savior. God really spoke to Jerrod’s heart his senior…

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson is the Office Manager at Saylorville Church. She grew up in a wonderful Christian family and has attended Saylorville Church her whole life. She was saved at a very young age when she realized her need for a Savior and placed her life and trust in Him (Eph. 2:8-9). In junior high Lisa…

Douglas Porter

Doug is Technology Manager at Saylorville Church. His responsibilities include all things tech like photography, websites, sound, lighting, computers, etc. He is married to Brooke and they have 5 children.