MINISTRY LEADERSHIP
Michael Hunsberger
Lead Pastor
 
Pastor Michael Hunsberger, a Des Moines native, has served in full time ministry since 2001, currently as Executive Director of Adult Centers for Teen Challenge of the Midlands.  Prior to his ministry, Pastor Mike served in the United States Army after receiving his Officers Commission from Wentworth Military Academy.  He and his wife Megan, who serves as our Worship Leader, have four daughters – Ellie, Grace, Nora and Gretchen – and a son, Mikey Jr.
 
Brian Schroeder
Associate Pastor
 
 
Pastor Brian Schroeder, originally from Urbandale, Iowa, is a 2000 graduate of the Adult & Teen Challenge Christian Discipleship Program located in Colfax, Iowa, where he currently serves as Director of Vehicle Donations.  He is an ordained minister through TMCI (The Missionary Church International) and has served as a Mentor, Pastor, Advisor and Director at Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands since 2001.  Brian lives with his wife Kristin in Colfax, along with their 4 children – Gabe, Trinity, Maggie and Addie.
Brandon Avalos
Missions and Outreach Pastor
 
 
Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Pastor Brandon relocated to Iowa in 2008 as a student of Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands. After graduating in 2010, he and his wife Libby were married in 2011.  They now have four children: Evelyn, Moses, Wilhelmina, and Zara. Brandon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from MorningStar University, and he currently serves as Director of Alumni and advisor/mentor/pastor at Adult & Teen Challenge.
 
Michael Foreman
Youth/Young Adult Pastor
 
 
Pastor Michael Foreman, also from Urbandale, has served in full-time ministry at Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands since February 2015, and is a 2016 graduate of the program.  Michael has an associate’s degree in Theology from Morningstar University and is continuing his education through Global University.  He currently lives in Colfax, IA, where he serves as advisor and mentor with Adult & Teen Challenge.
Melody Bockholt
Church Administration
 
Melody and her husband Garry have been members of Christian Life Assembly since 2006, and Melody has been on staff since 2010.  They have three sons – Chad, Michael and Travis.
Megan Hunsberger
Worship Leader
 
 
 
Kim McDonald
Nursery/PreSchool Ministry
 
Kimberly and her husband Garth have attended CLA since 2010.  Both answered the call to volunteer with young children in 2011, and Kim is now on staff.  They have 2 sons and a daughter – Nathaniel, Garth & Krista.
 
stacy-watrous
 
 
Stacy Watrous
Elementary Ministry
 
“In 2002, I came to CLA for an Easter Egg Hunt and ended up finding Jesus. God called me into kids ministry immediately and I love it! It’s exciting to watch students grow in their walk with God!”