Leadership Council


Name Status/Church Phone Email

Council Mod.

RE Eric Olson

Storm Lake Lakeside

712-269-4597 Contact Email

Presbytery Moderator

TE Michael Gewecke

Spirit Lake First

320-266-2414 Contact Email

Presbytery Vice Mod

RE Suzan Stewart

 Vice Moderator


Contact Email




RE Bill Bruce

Denison United

608-604-2501 Contact Email


TE Jennifer Olson

Storm Lake Lakeside

317-797-5860 Contact Email



Sioux City First

712-540-9037 Contact Email

Missional Witness

TE Richard Francis


712-265-1167 Contact Email


TE Mark Bedford

Sioux City First

309-644-0794 Contact Email


RE Amgad Beblawi

Mission Exec.

502-592-3223 Contact Email


TE Ian McMullen

Pastor to Presby.

515-450-7534 Contact Email


TE Annika Lister Stroope

Admin. Exec.

402-942-1636 Contact Email

The Council shall
i. Function as the Board of Directors of the corporation under the provisions of Iowa law, with the Stated Clerk serving as Secretary of the corporation.
ii. Be available for the clarification of programs and decisions of Presbytery.
iii. Maintain the timely dissemination of current and accurate information regarding Presbyterian programs, issues and concerns.
iv. Meet on a regular basis, either in person or via video conference, including three weeks prior to presbytery meetings and as requested by presbytery moderator.
v. Be responsible for setting the location, agenda, and worship for each of the stated presbytery meetings. Meetings for Presbytery shall ordinarily include opportunities for worship, business, education, and fellowship.
vi. Be responsible for nominating the members of the Nominating Committee to consist of Ministers of the Word and Sacrament and Ruling Elders in as equal a proportion as possible. Attention shall also be given to balance in gender, age, and race.
vii. Establish all Working Groups and ensure each Working Group meets guidelines as established by the Presbytery.
viii. Support Presbytery staff.
ix. Set goals for the Presbytery and present those goals to the Presbytery annually, together with updates on how those goals are being or not being met.
x. Study together topics that will help the team to lead the presbytery in its vision and mission.
xi. Seek out resources needed by congregations and leadership to live out presbytery vision.
xii. Create, implement, or otherwise provide educational events at Presbytery meetings related to vision.