Brent Clark, Lead Pastor
Brent has been at Ashworth Road since July 2007. During his time, he has served as Associate Pastor working with worship and students and since June of 2012 has served as Lead Pastor. Brent was born and raised in Arkansas and as an Arkansas Razorback fan (Wooo Pig Sooie or #WPS for your twitterers). After graduating from Bible college in 1996, Brent served in various churches in Arkansas as a bi-vocational pastor serving in worship/music, youth and pastoral positions. During his bi-vocational ministry, Brent worked in the financial services industry serving several community banks. He left the banking industry in 2007 to pursue full-time ministry and moved with his family to central Iowa.
Brent's passion is to see people experience genuine life change through the power of Jesus Christ in their lives. Brent and his wife Kerri have been married since 1995, have 6 children, and currently live in Waukee. In 2012, the Clarks became licensed foster parents and have been blessed to be foster parents to 5 children.
Ryan Lenerz, Team Pastor - Students and Connection
Ryan joined Ashworth Road in March of 2013 and works as a Team Pastor with a primary responsibility in youth ministry and helping people connect with God and one another. As the leader of the junior and senior high youth, he loves to hang out with teens and challenge them in their faith. Ryan has been married to his wife, Michelle, since 2005 and the two of them have filled their home with foster and adopted children, as well as numerous pets. Ryan's two passions are to help people of all ages grow in their faith and trust in Jesus and to cheer on the Green Bay Packers!
Amy Becker, Team Pastor - Missions and Outreach
Amy joined Ashworth Road in June of 2014 and works as a Team Pastor with primary responsibilities in mission and outreach and also participates on the pastor teaching team. Amy is married to Matthew. She has been the Campus Staff Minister for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Drake University since 2006 and has served as the Des Moines Team Leader for InterVarsity since 2011. Amy has a passion for outreach, evangelism, discipleship, and missions.
Kerri Clark, Director of ARK (Ashworth Road Kids)
Kerri joined Ashworth Road in April of 2013 and is the Director of Ashworth Road Kids (ARK). Kerri has spent most of her life serving in church ministry. Whether it is working with kids, singing on the praise team, or even serving a meal, Kerri has a heart for serving God and others. Kerri has a degree in Elementary Education and brings that experience to helping lead kids to a deeper understanding and faith in Christ.
Kerri is married to Brent and they have six kids. In addition to their own kids, Kerri and Brent are licensed foster parents for the state of Iowa.
Lynn Oswald, Office Manager
Lynn Oswald joined the staff at Ashworth Road in March 2011 as office manager. Lynn works with the church staff in all areas of ministry, manages the multiple weekly publications and financial records of the church. In addition to her office duties, Lynn also coordinates the Women's Ministry and Senior Adult Ministry. She is originally from Louisiana (Geaux Tigers!) but has been an Iowan since 1991. Lynn is married to Scott and they have 3 daughters who attend Waukee schools. Lynn enjoys time with her family, game night with friends and traveling.
Wendy Henry, Preschool Director
Wendy Henry began serving as the Preschool Director June of 2017 after being a teacher in the preschool since 2007. Having spent the last 10 years at Ashworth Road Preschool, Wendy is excited to lead the preschool into the future! Wendy has a degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa. Jim and Wendy have been married since 1995 and have two teenage children. In her free time Wendy enjoys time with family and friends, reading, golf and watching sports.