OUR LEADERS

STAFF AND ELDERS


  • David Brooks

    LEAD PASTOR

    Dave is the Lead Pastor of Waukee Community Church. He came to WCC in November of 2005 as the first pastor of this new church plant. Dave is in love with two Brides: His Bride, Clorrisa, and Jesus’ Bride, the church. He has six kids -- which has resulted in the unusual occurrence of paying both pre-school tuition and college tuition at the same time!  Dave is an avid Cubs fan. He is still learning how to be a Pastor and makes lots of mistakes, but he serves a great God and a wonderful church…both who are filled with grace.

  • Aleena Korell

    WORSHIP DIRECTOR

    Aleena Korell joined WCC as our Worship Associate in September of 2016. She is an incredibly talented worshipper of Jesus who expresses her worship in music, art, and creative writing. She is currently working on writing a novel, but she secretly hopes to one day write a telenovela.  Having spent a year in London, we are anxious to hear her break into her best English accent. Aleena is Pastor Dave's favorite staff member.

  • Angelita Gumm

    LITTLELIFE AND NURSERY DIRECTOR

    Angelita joined the staff of WCC in Fall of 2017. Her role is to oversee the LittleLife (preschool) and Nursery ministries at WCC. In a previous career, she worked for a national brand of jams and jellies. It was a really sticky situation. Angelita deeply loves her family and her church family. Angelita is Pastor Dave's favorite staff member.

  • Brenda Jackson

    KIDSLIFE DIRECTOR

    Brenda joined the staff of WCC in August of 2016. Her role is to oversee the KidsLife (K-6) ministries at WCC.  Brenda lives in Waukee and considers herself blessed to be called the Mother of two daughters and one son-in-law. She also has 14 dogs, 17 cats, 4 birds, 3 mice, 5 hedge-hogs and one chinchilla (not really).  Brenda is Pastor Dave's favorite staff member (really).

  • Karna Bosman    

    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

    Karna joined the staff of WCC in the fall of 2013. As the office administrator it's important for Karna to keep the staff functioning. She is also required to laugh at Pastor Dave's jokes. Karna and her husband have 5 kids, all adults - one still in grad school. One of her kids is an avid Cubs fan, which makes  Karna Pastor Dave's favorite staff member.

  • Abbi Anderson

    LEAD BARISTA

    Abbi is in charge of The Avenue Coffee Bar. She keeps the coffee and specialty espresso drinks flowing freely on Sunday. When she's not behind our coffee bar, she's working at Caribou, working on her nursing degree, or just plain working-out. Abbi's contagious smile, warm heart, and love for people contribute to an atmosphere of joy on Sunday Mornings at WCC.

  • Aaron Savage       

    ELDER

    Aaron is the chairman of our elder team. He teaches government at a local High School, and coaches the freshman baseball team. Aaron and his wife, Jess, have two young daughters. His goal as chairman is to, "Make WCC great again!" Aaron is Pastor Dave's favorite Elder.


  • Jeff Johanessen

    ELDER

    Jeff was a founding member of WCC. Jeff is a careful, logical thinker who has been closely involved in the leadership of WCC from the beginning. Jeff lives in Waukee, is married to a phenomenal woman, and has three adult children. He loves to bike, and enjoys crossing completed items off of lists.  Jeff is Pastor Dave's favorite Elder.


  • Doug McHone      

    ELDER

    Doug McHone has been a part of WCC for nearly a decade. Doug is a full-time follower of Jesus who daily keeps his employer, a national bank, from falling apart. He has 2 kids and 1 wonderful wife. His dream is to face Tim Challies on a special blogging edition of Jeopardy. Doug is Pastor Dave’s favorite Elder.