Support for President Trump in the Faith Community Continues to Surge; Over 250 Iowa Faith Leaders Have Now Endorsed

December 13, 2023

Des Moines, IA Today marked a momentous achievement for President Donald J. Trump as he proudly announced endorsements from an impressive list of 250 faith leaders in Iowa, a remarkable increase of over 50 individuals from just one week ago. This surge in support from Iowa's faith community underscores the robust backing President Trump enjoys from community leaders and voters who prioritize faith and family values.  


President Trump’s record of delivering policy victories for voters of faith is unmatched. Notably, his successful nomination of three Supreme Court Justices, who overturned Roe v. Wade, and actions like reinstating and expanding the Mexico City Policy resonate strongly with those who value the sanctity of life. 


Pastor Eric Holdeman of Spirit Life Fellowship Church in Dickinson County, Iowa, stated, "After assessing the presidential candidates, it is clear that President Trump has consistently fulfilled his promises to the people of faith in America. He has a proven track record of defending family values, promoting religious freedom, and championing moral clarity and biblical authority. Now, more than ever, President Trump is the indispensable leader that Christians and all people of faith truly need."


With just 33 days until the Iowa Republican Caucus, President Trump’s America First Message continues to resonate with voters across Iowa. In the latest Gold Standard poll conducted by the Des Moines Register and NBC News, President Trump receives a majority of support from Iowa’s Evangelical Christians, reflecting unparalleled confidence from the state’s voters of faith.  


President Trump’s Iowa Faith Leader Coalition includes: 


Paul Figie, Pastor, Jackson County 

Richard Kessler, Pastor, Wapello County 

Josue Rodriguez, Pastor Scott County 

Korene Sturtz, Pastor, Clinton County 

Rick Bick, Pastor, Wapello County 

Tony Hacker, Pastor, Scott County 

Dave Tyree, Pastor, Lucas County 

Rose Kessler, Pastor, Keokuk County 

Marti Puls, Minister, Scott County 

Darin Sturtz, Pastor, Clinton County 

David Lage, Ministry Leader, Warren County 

Joshua Graber, Pastor, Benton County 

Brad Sherman, Pastor, Iowa County 

Jimmy Tyree, Pastor, Marion County 

John Johnson, Ministry Leader, Polk County 

Greg McCall, Ministry Leader, Polk County 

Jerry Reynolds, Pastor, Clinton County 

Joel Koebnat, Pastor, Scott County 

Patrick Wiedemeier, Pastor, Hamilton County 

Travis Decker, Pastor, Wapello County 

Brad Schroeder, Pastor, Story County 

Robert Klaus, Ministry Leader, Linn County 

Dean Scott, Pastor, Dallas County 

Dan McCoy, Pastor, Polk County 

Mike Griffiths, Pastor, Scott County 

Cyril Mckay, Pastor, Mahaska County 

Janice Barger, Pastor, Muscatine County 

Mike Simiele, Pastor, Howard County 

Ernie Rudolph, Elder, Dallas County 

Dick Green, Ministry Leader, Linn County 

Michael Elmore, Pastor, Jones County 

Roger Adkins, Pastor, Scott County 

Tammy Adkins, Pastor, Scott County 

Stephen Cohenour, Ministry Leader, Fayette County 

Roland Waterman, Pastor, Fayette County 

Linda Nichols, Elder, Clinton County 

Tim Nichols, Elder, Clinton County 

Lorie Hartman, Elder, Clinton County 

Don Culp, Pastor, Lee County 

Patricia Lage, Ministry Leader, Warren County 

David Sixtos-Villa, Pastor, Polk County  

Kathryn Bohn, Ministry Leader, Scott County 

Steven Sears, Elder, Clinton County 

Kathy Cline, Worship Leader Story County 

Jennifer Bramble, Youth Leader, Polk County 

Kelly Wyllie, Ministry Leader, Polk County 

John Gilworth, Elder, Wapello County 

Mark Densmore, Elder, Polk County 

Scott Hill, Pastor, Guthrie County 

Madison Sturtz, Board Member, Clinton County 

Luana Stoltenberg, Ministry Leader, Scott County 

Katherine Watsey, Ministry Leader, Jefferson County 

Glen Meyers, Pastor, Audubon County 

Joshua Davis, Pastor, Scott County 

Paul Dykstra, Ministry Leader Ringgold County 

Darren Young, Pastor, Marshall County 

David Brown, Pastor, Warren County 

Adam Whitty, Pastor, Floyd County  

Mary Merritt, Missionary, Guthrie County 

Dennis Merritt, Missionary, Guthrie County 

Ken Bose, Pastor, Greene County 

Susan Bose, Ministry Leader, Greene County 

Sandra Hanlon, Ministry Leader, Woodbury County 

Mike Hanlon, Ministry Leader, Woodbury County 

Dianne Schafer, Fellowship Leader, Adair County  

Diane Collette, Small Group Leader, Polk County 

Doug Campbell, Elder, Cerro Gordo County 

Don Buhrow, Pastor, Polk County 

Garrett Lamb, Pastor, Polk County 

Bradley Wallace, Pastor, Clay County 

Josh Kent, Pastor, Polk County 

Dave Troester, Elder, Clinton County 

John Johnson, Pastor, Wapello County 

Donna Johnson, Pastor, Wapello County 

Jerome Moulds, Chaplain, Calhoun County 

Linda Evans, Missionary, Dallas County 

Joel Tenney, Evangelist, Johnson County 

Denise Herrick, Pastor, Adair County 

John Nissen, Deacon, Audubon County 

Jim Ver Woert, Ministry Leader, Dallas County 

Bryan Bailey, Pastor, Warren County 

Steve Flindt, Elder, Polk County 

Mario Perea, Elder, Lucas County 

David Brown, Pastor, Warren County 

Jeff Kienast, Elder, Guthrie County 

Stanley Herndon, Pastor, Webster County 

Marilyn Knauss, Small Group Leader, Pottawattamie County 

Cecil Ballard, Pastor, Linn County 

Joseph Hall, Pastor, Pottawattamie County 

Ellie Menz, Mission Leader, Greene County 

Lynn Menz, Elder, Greene County 

Larry Black, Pastor, Washington County 

Kevin Johnson, Pastor, Boone County 

Stacey Insisiengmay, Ministry Leader, Scott County 

Tracy Pettett, Ministry Leader, Scott County 

Barb Heki, Ministry Leader, Polk County 

Anthony Evangelista, Community Church Leader, Scott County 

Ryan S. Howard, Ministry Leader, Black Hawk County 

Mark Anderson, Pastor, Muscatine County 

Eleza Miller, Ministry Leader, Scott County 

Jason Miller, Pastor, Cerro Gordo County 

Judd Miller, Elder, Wapello County 

Connie Miller, Elder, Wapello County 

William Claeys, Pastor, Woodbury County 

Robyn Claeys, Pastor, Woodbury County 

Sarah Tenney, Ministry Leader, Johnson County 

Kyleb Hall, Youth Leader, Pottawattamie County 

Tod Garr, Ministry Leader, Woodbury County 

Karin Garr, Ministry Leader, Woodbury County 

Edward Ray, Elder, Polk County 

Jim Carlin, Ministry Leader, Woodbury County 

Rich Heki, Ministry Leader, Polk County 

Timothy Blaisure, Pastor, Adams County 

Ajai Parkash, Pastor, Johnson County 

Kendall Meyer, Pastor, Webster County 

Steve Struecker, Pastor, Palo Alto County 

Linden Wendzel, Pastor, Guthrie County 

David Pautsch, Minister, Scott County 

Adrien Letz, Pastor, Dubuque County 

Al Telschaw, Elder, Webster County 

Julie Davis, Elder, Webster County 

Alicia Porter, Pastor, Webster County 

Paul Hoyt, Pastor, Pocahontas County 

Linda Mccormick, Ministry Leader, Webster County 

Chad Ober, Ministry Leader, Webster County 

Jamie Bridgewater, Pastor, Mitchell County 

Barney Bornhoft, Pastor, Boone County 

Pamela Tate, Youth Leader, Wright County 

Lee Carr, Pastor, Davis County 

Kelly Pabst, Pastor, Pocahontas County 

David Leach, Pastor, Polk County 

Steve Freeman, Pastor, Polk County 

Robert Curry, Pastor, Polk County 

Lee Dreyer, Ministry Leader, Webster County 

Timothy Platt, Pastor, Black Hawk County 

Brett Mason, Youth Leader, Linn County 

Kris Ranney, Ministry Leader, Pottawattamie County 

Riley Sturtz, Youth Leader, Clinton County 

Gary Fincher, Worship Leader, Scott County 

James Johnson, Minister, Warren County 

Lucas Reinhard, Ministry Leader, Clinton County 

Stephen Wonbenyakeh, Pastor, Polk County 

Trent Baker, Elder, Wapello County 

Susan Baker, Elder, Wapello County 

Cameron Sturtz, Youth Leader, Clinton County 

Marshall Burgess, Elder, Guthrie County 

Linda Burgess, Prayer Group Leader, Guthrie County 

Becky Button, Deacon, Dallas County 

Monte Button, Deacon, Dallas County 

Paul Chishala, Pastor, Ringgold County 

Charles Hundley, Pastor, Polk County 

Hank Carey, Small Group Leader, Polk County 

Michael Peters, Pastor, Black Hawk County 

Mary Jo Peters, Pastor, Black Hawk County 

Ginny Caligiuri, Ministry Leader, Clarke County 

Greg McCall, Prayer Group Leader, Polk County 

Cathy McCall, Prayer Group Leader, Polk County 

Cliff Carey, Chairman of the Board, Polk County 

Becky Freeman, Ministry Leader, Polk County 

Marnie Miller, Pastor, Polk County 

Pat Subbert, Board Member, Guthrie County 

Greg Lehner, Pastor, Linn County 

Christian Schrock, Pastor, Wapello County 

Jim Kohl, Director, Pottawattamie County 

Teri Kohl, Director, Pottawattamie County 

Deborah Mason, Ministry Leader, Linn County 

Lawrence Moore, Board Member, Pottawattamie County 

Richard Cassell, Ministry Leader, Linn County 

Michelle Brookes, Ministry Leader, Pottawattamie County 

Brian Ruggles, Pastor, Polk County 

Wayne Holm, Pastor, Scott County 

Mark Richey, Ministry Leader, Mahaska County 

Bud Seeman Jr, Pastor, Story County 

Renee Holm, Pastor, Scott County 

Dennis Holm, Elder, Scott County 

Linda Farrand, Worship Leader, Delaware County 

Merlyn Farrand, Pastor, Delaware County 

Dale Coparanis, Ministry Leader, Scott County 

Glenn Dorman, Minister, Webster County 

Carissa Lucas, Prayer Group Leader, Jasper County 

Jaren Lucas, Pastor, Jasper County 

Barbara Reynolds, Youth Leader, Story County 

Dennis Reynolds, Pastor, Story County 

Lila Shutt, Minister, Polk County 

Mark Sneed, Ministry Leader, Mills County 

Neil Bornhoft, Elder, Crawford County 

Tom Sooter, Evangelist, Calhoun County 

Deborah Sooter, Evangelist, Calhoun County 

Kris Springer, Worship Leader, Pottawattamie County 

Chad Springer, Pastor, Pottawattamie County 

Robert Peters, Board Member, Pottawattamie County 

Joel Peters, Prayer Group Leader, Pottawattamie County 

Jane McCallan, Ministry Leader, Pottawattamie County 

John McCallan, Pastor, Pottawattamie County 

Cindy Wise, Ministry Leader, Greene County 

Raven Stuefen, Minister, Linn County 

Jeff Hendred, Pastor, Wapello County 

Arleen Ogden, Ministry Leader, Davis County 

Rabecca Asher, Minister, Johnson County 

Herb Ogden, Ministry Leader, Davis County 

Amy Neighbor, Ministry Leader, Linn County 

Wes Van Antwerp, Pastor, Wapello County  

Jeffrey Nicodemus, Missionary, Polk County 

Tracy Anderson, Elder, Cerro Gordo County 

Tim Leathers, Ministry Leader, Muscatine County 

Tamara Leathers, Ministry Leader, Muscatine County 

Brian Tatman, Pastor, Pottawattamie County 

Maureena Prakash, Ministry Leader, Johnson County 

Doug McAntire, Ministry Leader, Wapello County 

Jennifer Schwartz, Pastor, Grundy County 

Steven Kelsay, Minister, Winneshiek County 

David Peterson, Ministry Leader, Davis County 

Laura Gillespie, Ministry Leader, Winneshiek County 

Jeremiah Clark, Small Group Leader, Wapello County 

Jean Fully, Ministry Leader, Hardin County 

Naomi Morton, Board Member, Franklin County 

Matthew Don, Ministry Leader, Hancock County 

Tracy Thompson, Board Member, Winnebago County 

Steve Britton, Pastor, Emmet County 

Jacob Paulson, Pastor, Osceola County 

Eric Holdeman, Pastor, Dickinson County 

Michelle Noack, Youth Leader, Obrien County 

Annette Valvick, Small Group Leader, Kossuth County 

Charles Erickson, Pastor, Cherokee County 

Mario Zavala, Pastor, Buena Vista County 

Deb Erickson, Ministry Leader, Cherokee County 

Celeste Peterson, Ministry Leader, Davis County 

Dennis Keatley, Ministry Leader, Allamakee County 

Udit Singh, Ministry Leader, Johnson County 

Mitchell Moylan, Ministry Leader, Johnson County 

Shellie Flockhart, Ministry Leader, Dallas County 

Kim Marsh, Deaconess, Polk County 

Adrian Sanchez, Minister, Johnson County 

Barb Henington, Pastor, Scott County 

Bryce Popelka, Minister, Linn County 

Sheila Heubach, Pastor, Scott County 

Mark Cercone, Pastor, Sioux County 

Cathy Townsend, Ministry Leader, Clinton County 

Rebecca Kerr, Small Group Leader, Clinton County 

Richard Wearmouth, Bishop, Buchanan County  

Rebecca Wearmouth, Reverend, Buchanan County 

Ann Border, Small Group Leader, Poweshiek County 

Aniston Chambers, Ordained Minister, Jasper County 

Julie Wolfe, Pastor, Clayton County 

Geralyn Jones, Small Group Leader, Linn County  

Deann Bates, Small Group Leader, Polk County 

Douglas Wolfe, Pastor, Clayton County 

Stacy Besch, Small Group Leader, Kossuth County 

Jim Heubach, Pastor, Scott County