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…

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…

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…

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

Over four decades of marriage and ministry (including thirty-six years as a lead pastor) have seasoned Curt with the reality of living in a fallen world. By His grace, God has taught him the power of the Gospel to address the myriad of issues that confront his brother and sisters in Christ. Curt is joined…

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…

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 knew that he was a sinner and needed a Savior. That is when he believed what Romans 10:9 says, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus…

Andrew Bush

Andrew is a native Iowan who grew up in Des Moines. He heard the Gospel continuously as a child from his Christ-following parents and gave his life to Jesus as a young boy. He became convicted his freshman year of high school that his faith was more his parents’ faith than his own, and he…

Alice Bear

Alice is the Early Childhood Assistant at Saylorville Church. She is an administrative assistant to Saylorville’s Children’s Ministry Director. Her administrative duties provide her with the opportunity to serve the children (and their families) at Saylorville from birth through 5th grade. Alice has a passion to share the Gospel with children, to grow the next…