Lead Pastor
Drew Meyer

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Drew has served as the Lead Pastor for LifePointe Church since May 2017. Drew and his wife, Tanya, have four children - Brice, Luci, Addison, and Quinn.


Drew and his family came to Ames in 2011 to become the director for the ISU Chi Alpha. During his time on the college campus, Drew grew passionate about connecting students to the local church.  


Drew's heart is to see believers that understand their influence in the marketplace, and in the world.  His desire is to see people changed and transformed by the hope they experience in Jesus Christ through the local church.

Associate Pastor
Tony Meyer


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Tony serves as Associate Pastor at LifePointe bringing pastoral leadership to our discipleship culture and development of more leaders. Tony and his wife, Kayla, have two children - Evie and Dean.

Tony joined the LifePointe team in 2019, previously serving as worship and lifegroup pastor at LIFEchurch in Coralville, IA for 2.5 years. Prior to that, Tony pioneered Chi Alpha at the University of Iowa from 2012-2015 and served on staff at NDSU Chi Alpha from 2007-2012.

Tony is passionate about leadership and discipleship because there is nothing like seeing someone come alive to the reason they're on this planet. To see people grow and mature as well as discover their specific call is his passion.


Children's Director
Nicole Barnes


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Nicole serves as the Children's Director for LifePointe. She and her husband Kyle live in Ames. Nicole joined our team August 2017.

Nicole attended Bible College at North Central University where she studied Children’s Ministry.  She spent the following year in Redding, California where she graduated from Bethel School Supernatural of Ministry.  Prior to this, Nicole worked as an Elementary Children’s Coordinator at a local church.  Nicole is passionate about creating opportunities for children to not only learn about God but to encounter Him personally!​


Worship Director
Paige McGovern


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Paige serves as the worship director for LifePointe. She and her husband Joe live in Ames with their two children, Eden and Benaiah.

Paige joined the leadership at LifePointe in May 2017 after serving on the Chi Alpha worship team for four years, and leading for two years. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people to honor and glorify the Lord in worship, and connect with Him as the Father in song. Paige's desire is to see the local church rooted in their faith through worship. 


Student Ministries Directors
Riley & Shena Edwards


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Riley and Shena serve as the Student Ministries Directors at LifePointe. Riley and Shena have been apart of the LifePointe family for five years, and joined the LifePointe leadership in April of 2018. 


Both Riley and Shena graduated from Iowa State University. Shena has her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Adult and Family Services, and Riley has his Bachelor’s Degree in History with a license to teach secondary education. During college, they encountered the love of Jesus in a real way through authentic community, and are passionate about seeing other young people have the same story. Riley and Shena are also on staff with Chi Alpha and believe in the next generation. They have a desire to see young people meet Jesus and encounter a real community.

Staff Administrator
erin thompson


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Erin serves as the Staff Administrator at LifePointe. Erin and her husband Joshua live north of Ames with their four children - Abigail, Elisabeth, Benjamin, and Megan. She joined the LifePointe staff in April, 2020.


Erin and Joshua both graduated from Iowa State University and got married the very next weekend! They stayed in Ames because they love this area and the beautiful people that live here. Erin is passionate about her family, and about reflecting the love and joy of Jesus Christ to the people around her.

Women's Conference Director
Naomi Maynes


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Naomi serves as the Women's Conference Director. She lives in Ames with her husband Justin and daughters Ava and Eleanor.  Naomi is passionate about seeing women thrive in the calling that God has placed on their life and desires to build, uplift, and connect women through relationship with God and each other. 




Welcome Team Lead
Brandi Schleisman


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Brandi serves as the Welcome Team Lead at LifePointe Church. She has been a part of the LifePointe family since Spring of 2017, and joined the LifePointe leadership in July 2018. 


Brandi attended discipleship training, missionary training, and has been a part of ministry that provides restorative care for women survivors of exploitation. Through these opportunities she has learned the importance of connection and authentic community. She is passionate about ensuring that each person who walks through the doors at LifePointe Church feels as though they are family. 



Facility Coordinator
Annamae Mizerak


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Annamae serves as the Facility Coordinator at LifePointe Church. She seeks to empower people to lead and minister by maximizing the use our facility. Annamae brings decades of leadership experience in the local church. Annamae is a California native but lives in Ames with her husband Joe. They stay busy with their grandkids. 



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LifePointe Church

409 13th Street, Ames, IA 50010 515.232.7111 lpchurchus@gmail.com