Now Hiring Education Assistant


Education Assistant Needed

Plymouth Church has an immediate opening for a part-time education assistant, approximately 25 hours of work per week. There is some flexibility as to “when” those hours are accomplished (e.g. 5 hours/daily, or 3 – 8 hour days/week). This position provides support to Plymouth’s education & faith formation ministries by assisting in the planning, coordination, and facilitation of church programs for children and youth.

Duties include preparing mailings, recording and tracking registrations for events, maintaining attendance records and database information, and helping to prepare hospitable classroom environments, whether in person or online. Experience with office equipment is preferred; computer skills (MS Word, Publisher and Excel) are required. Desire to contribute to the mission of faith formation and spiritual growth and the ability to collaborate with a dynamic team are also required.

This position requires occasional lifting and moving of heavy items. Applicant must be able to communicate in English. Criminal background check is required.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Lindsey Braun.


Calendar of (Virtual) Events!


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Welcome New Members!


The following new members joined Plymouth Church on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 following our first virtual Discover Plymouth class. Welcome!

John Bunz

John is a bond attorney with Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. John has three children: Sam (27), Ellie (25), and Emma (19).

Jay & Katie Byers

Jay is the CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Katie is the Founder and CEO of Home Ditty. Sophie (18) is a student at DMACC and Charlotte (16) is a junior at Des Moines Roosevelt. She is the drummer for Plymouth’s Saturday night band and a member of the Matins Choir.

Molly Ford and Drew Becker

Molly and Drew are a recently engaged couple looking to grow some roots in wonderful Des Moines, IA. Molly, a Wisconsin native, is a Soccer Coach with Sporting Iowa who enjoys being involved with the youth in her community. Her focus is to help kids grow, learn, and become well-rounded members of society through the sport of Soccer. Drew works for Rain & Hail in the Johnston area. He also helps coach with Sporting Iowa in his free time. He comes from Lawrence, KS. They both enjoy soccer, the outdoors, and staying active with friends. They also enjoy these activities with their wonderful pup named Luna.

James and Ynes Oggel

James is a retired M.D. who specialized in Allergy-Immunology. Ynes was born in Cuba and is a retired professor. Now living in Florida, James and Ynes have a second home in Urbandale allowing time to enjoy their two grandsons (8 & 4) and youngest son who live in Johnston. They have a son in Denver and a daughter in Durham, N.C., who has two little girls (5 & 4). Interests include reading, walking or biking on the area trails, traveling, very occasional golf, fine dining and good wines! When in Iowa they enjoy Reverend Matt’s Bible study classes. James is impressed with the Spiritual energy of Plymouth Church, and Ynes is looking forward to meeting other people at Plymouth who enjoy her joie de vivre.

Andra & Greg Peeler

Andra is a music therapist and financial representative. Her husband, Greg, is a special education associate in Waukee and in the process of earning his teaching license in theatre and speech. They love the outdoors, social justice, and are proud cat parents.


DM Register Op-Ed: The conversation about faith we should be having (instead of the one about reopening)


Did you see Matt Mardis-LeCroy’s op-ed in the Monday, June 1 Des Moines Register? Read it here.