Welcome New Members!

We’re glad to have you as part of Plymouth’s faith family. Welcome!

Mackenzie Bunz
Mackenzie is an instructional coach at Roosevelt High School. She moved to Des Moines four years ago. She enjoys running and biking the trails in the area. She is looking forward to getting involved at Plymouth Church!

Kimberly Burch
Kimberly is a Paraeducator at Oviatt Elementary in Norwalk. She is also a part of the Race Committee for the Des Moines Marathon. During the baseball season she loves spending her Saturdays at the Kiwanis Miracle League downtown and loves Iowa Hawkeye football, spending time with family and the outdoors. She is also a member of Kiwanis, does yard work in the summer and boards pets and takes admissions for sporting events for Norwalk.

Karna and Ken Converse
Karna and Ken are transferring their membership from First United Methodist Church in Indianola where they have been living for the past four years. Prior to that, they were in Storm Lake where they raised their three children. Ken was in administration at Buena Vista University. They enjoy biking, hiking, traveling, and doting on their eleven-month-old grandson.

Rachel and Matt Hardin
Rachel is the Vice President of Human Resources for UnityPoint Clinic and Matt is an attorney with Principal Financial Group. They welcomed a baby girl, Grace, on December 30, 2022. They reside in the Waterbury neighborhood and can often be found walking their poorly trained but very sweet English Springer Spaniel, Millie. They look forward to getting involved at Plymouth and raising their family in a church community.

Heidi and Bill Janecke
Heidi and Bill have moved to Des Moines after serving with Christian Veterinary missions in Bolivia for 17 years to be near their daughter, Holly, and her husband, Wes, who are expecting in two weeks. Their son, David, lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin. They have extended family in and around Iowa and are glad to have the opportunity to reconnect. They are looking forward to growing in spirit and service here at Plymouth.

Jim and Peg Mikulanec
Jim and Peg have recently moved to West Des Moines from Indianola. Both graduated from Simpson College, over 50 years ago. Their son, Jacce, is a political lobbyist for the Queens Hospital in Honolulu. Their daughter and son-in-law, Aly and Nick Williams, are here in West Des Moines raising three fabulous boys. Peg’s passion is education and Jim’s is environmental activism. They love being in the pews at Plymouth.

Doug and Beth Miller
Doug and Beth grew up in Colorado and Minnesota. They met and married in Johnson City, Tennessee where they lived 30+ years and raised their two boys. They moved to Des Moines to be closer to Beth’s aging parents.

Karen Rasmussen
Karen is retired from the State of Iowa. She enjoys working in her backyard and being with her friends and family. In the summer she spends time in northern Iowa on the family farm.

Carol and Allan Seick
Carol and Allan are transferring membership from Collegiate Methodist Church in Ames. Carol is a retired postmaster and Allan is a retired farmer and builder. They recently moved to Adel from their farm home of 47 years near Rippey, Iowa, and look forward to meeting new friends from Plymouth Church.

Thomas and Melody Webb
Thomas and Melody have lived in Ankeny since 2008. Melody is Pastor of Children & Families here at Plymouth. Thomas is the Associate Director of R&D at Kemin Nutrisurrance in Des Moines. Together, they have three young adult children: Anne Marie, who is a UMC Youth Director in the Denver area, Caleb, who lives in Ankeny and is finishing a degree in Computer Science, and Mary Katherine, who is studying musical theater in New York City.

Lisa, Tim, Anna, and Benjamin Wieland
Tim, Lisa, Anna (age 5), and Benjamin (age 3) are transferring their membership from an East Village church. Tim is an actuary at Nationwide Insurance, and Lisa is an attorney for the City of Des Moines. They are looking forward to engaging in Children and Family ministry activities and singing in children’s choirs.