• David Brooks


    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 and currently has three in college at the same time. He will be working for the rest of his life.  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


    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.

  • Martha Van Leeuwen


    Martha joined the staff of WCC in Fall of 2019. Her role is to oversee the LittleLife (preschool) and Nursery ministries at WCC. In her spare time, Martha is an amateur beekeeper, Olympic pickle-baller, and master auto-mechanic. None of that is true, but what is true is that Martha deeply loves her Savior, her family and her church. Martha is Pastor Dave's favorite staff member.

  • Brenda Jackson


    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    


    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 of her kids is an avid Cubs fan, which makes  Karna Pastor Dave's favorite staff member.

  • Aaron Savage       


    Aaron is the chairman of our elder team. He teaches government at Waukee High School, and umpires baseball during the summers. Aaron and his wife, Jess, have two young daughters. He’s an avid Atlanta Braves fan. In spite of this fact, Aaron is Pastor Dave's favorite Elder.

  • Jeff Johanessen


    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.

  • Jeff Abbas    


    Jeff joined the elder team in 2020. He has three adult daughters, one amazing wife, and numerous cats. Jeff loves Jesus, his family, soccer and The Lord Of The Rings. This last fact has earned him the nickname “Jeff The Gray”. Jeff is Pastor Dave’s favorite Elder.