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Tom Webster Senior MinisterTOM WEBSTER
Senior Minister

Tom Webster lives with his wife of 39 years, Christy, their dog Goldie and Ivan their cat. Christy and Tom have three grown married children and three grandsons. Their oldest son Andrew and his wife Jennifer live in Belton, Missouri with their son Xavier. Their daughter Jennifer and her husband David live in Homeland, California with their two sons Daniel and Simon. Their youngest son Matt and his wife Jennifer live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Tom enjoys golf, reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Tom was born in Des Moines, Iowa and worked as a carpenter before following his call into ministry. He graduated from Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, and then from Phillips Graduate Seminary in Enid, Oklahoma. He has served churches in Oregon, Oklahoma, Iowa, South Dakota, Kentucky, and Colorado.

Tom has been a pastor for over 28 years. He is passionate about leading, coaching and inspiring people to connect with God and live fruitful and productive lives. He wants to help people become more actively involved in a deeper relationship with God by encouraging spiritual maturity, and equipping them for ministry. He is skilled at coaching individuals and congregations to overcome obstacles that prevent them from fulfilling dreams and discovering God's potential. He is a Certified Christ-Centered Life Coach and Seminar Director for Prepare/Enrich.

Diana Frieberg Associate MinisterDIANA FRIEBERG
Associate Minister

Diana Frieberg is a 3rd generation Disciples pastor. Her father and grandfather were both Disciples of Christ pastors. Diana lives in Des Moines with her husband Dan and her four children – Miranda 17, Jordan 14, Elijah 13 and Makaili 11. Diana is very active in regional ministries, especially the camping program, and shares her energy and love for being a servant of God. Her undergrad is in social work and she has continued with that work in her ministry. As a minister, Diana has a spirit for social justice and the equipping of persons for ministry beyond the walls of the local congregation. Her passion is connecting our faith with action - building opportunities for disciples of all ages to live out what we profess on Sunday mornings. She is just as comfortable doing mission trips, church camp, youth groups or hammering nails in a cabin, as she is being up front in worship. In her free time, Diana enjoys playing with her kids, landscaping & home improvement projects and traveling.


Kris Fitzgerald Church SecretaryKRIS FITZGERALD
Secrectary

Kris was born in Waterloo and grew up in Baudette, MN. She moved to Des Moines and the south-side in 1980 and graduated from Lincoln High School. Kris is married to Tim Fitzgerald and they have two children, Megan and Ryan. They also have three "furkids," as Kris calls them ...West Highland White Terriers ...Maggie, Jake and Mickey. Because of her love for furry-creatures, she is a volunteer with animal rescue organizations. Tim and Kris are members of the Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines and Tim sings in the Chancel Choir and with Des Moines Vocal Arts.


Randy Haberthur Audio/Visual TechnicianRANDY HABERTHUR
Audio/Visual Technician

Randy was born and raised in Rock Island, Illinois where he graduated from Rock Island High School. He later attended United Electronics Institute in West Des Moines, Iowa. Today, he is co-owner of Midwest Cinema Service which specializes in the distribution and maintenance of motion picture equipment. Randy has over 30 years of experience in the theatre business. Randy and his wife Susan have four daughters: Erin, Brittany, Melissa, and Tabitha.