Coordinator for Church Administration
Laurel is married to Jamie, and has two sons, Spencer and Parker. They live on an acreage north of Bondurant. She enjoys spending time with family, including involvement in school, sports and scouts activities. She likes fitness, finding new things to cook, reading and scrapbooking, and serves on the boards of directors for the Bondurant Chamber and the National Association of Church Business Administrators (Church Network). Her aspiration is to “connect the dots” to help others find their place in the ministry and mission of Lutheran Church of the Cross.
Information Technology Coordinator
Joyce is married to Michael and they live in Altoona. They have 4 grown children. Joyce is IT Coordinator /Office Manager at LCC which means that her job is varied day to day. She loves to learn new things through internet research. If someone raises a question she is happy to “Google” it to find the answer. She also loves to read and is really happy that her books are always available to her on her phone or tablet. She desires to be a helper to the Staff and Leadership Teams by taking on office duties to free them up for their ministries.
Worship and Next Steps Coordinator
Levi and his wife Kate live in Des Moines with their two cats. He is blessed with an enduring compassion for people, a steady curiosity to know the Lord, and a joyful & keen ability to worship God through music. In his role as worship coordinator, Levi gets most excited about deepening relationships, growing in leadership, and helping to create a worship environment in which people can authentically and meaningfully respond to what God is doing in their lives. When he’s not at the church, Levi can most often be found hiking, reading, playing his guitar, or finishing up an undergraduate degree in Human Services, Psychology, and Theology at Grand View University.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Kristie lives in Altoona with her husband, Paul and their three children, Max, Sam, and Emily. Kristie loves spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors. She enjoys all outdoor activities such as running, hiking, biking, gardening, camping, boating, and new adventures! As a Community Engagement Coordinator, Kristie serves as a coach for LCC’s local and global mission teams. Kristie is passionate about serving Jesus in her community by equipping others build relationships in their neighborhoods. She also coaches the Children's Ministry Leadership Team. She is so excited to see Christ’s love continue to spread throughout eastern Polk County and beyond!
Brad lives in Altoona with his wife Sara and their two sons, Garrett and Ethan. Brad holds certificates in both construction and electric-(whatever these are)— and has worked in both residential and commercial construction. He is committed to improving and caring for the grounds and buildings of Lutheran Church of the Cross. He loves cheering on the Hawkeyes and can be found outside with his family on their many adventures.
Next Steps Coordinator
Nicole is married to Bjorn and they have four children (Matthew, Aiden, Grace, and Ellie). Nicole has previously worked in patient care. She enjoys photography, hiking, and exploring nature. In her role as Next Steps Coordinator, she is excited to help care for people and build connections that lead to a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Luke grew up in Waukee, and attended Iowa State University where he received his BA in Communication Studies. He loves watching movies and spending time with his family. He has worked with both middle school and high school youth ministry, and loves creating a space where students, leaders and parents feel safe and connected to each other.
Online Church Coordinator
Marin was born and raised in Ankeny, and is the mom of two children - Church and Carolina. She enjoys photography, design and anything to get the creative juices flowing. She also enjoys staying active, and LOVES coffee! She is excited for the opportunity to connect with others, both in person and in our online community and bring them to a deep connection with Christ.
Coordinator for Worship Technology
Lance is married to Nora and has three kids! He runs his own auto repair business near Bondurant, and keeps busy fixing cars and working the production equipment here at LCC. Lance also plays the drums for our worship team!