REV. ANNIKA LISTER STROOPE
Ordained in 2001, Annika’s first call was as a chaplain, followed by 18 years as a
pastor in congregations in Minnesota and Nebraska. A native of Iowa, Annika
was baptized as a child at First Presbyterian Church on Des Moines’ east side.
She moved back to Des Moines last year and currently serves as Interim
Mission Co-Worker for Our Sister Parish, the Iowa-El Salvador partnership, as
well as Parish Associate for Adult Education and Mission at Central
Presbyterian Church and Moderator of First Presbyterian Church’s Session.
“I seek to use my gifts in collaborative ways for the construction of God’s reign
and justice in the here and now. I am a people person as well as a strong
administrator.” Annika has worked in team ministry in all of her calls and looks
forward to the strong collaboration and team model that are inherent in the
Annika lives with her family in Des Moines. During her free time she loves to do
the “trinity” of sports a.k.a. triathlons and to travel around the U.S. and abroad.