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Welcome to Westview

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  • You’re searching for a church that’s more than a building, perfect people, or shallow relationships.
  • You’re looking for a place to belong, where you can feel at home, where you can find rest and community with other followers of Jesus.
  • If you’re searching for a space to find rest in Christ, you’ve come to the right place.

At Westview, we want to be a community of REAL people.

Our church is built upon four core values

Building our foundation on God’s Word

Our foundation is built on God, His Word, and His son, Jesus, and we respond to those truths with God-glorifying, Christ-centered, Spirit-led worship. We’re part of a fellowship of congregations seeking to be the presence of Jesus Christ in the world, starting right where we live in Waukee and our surrounding communities.

Keeping our focus outside our church walls

We’re deeply immersed in our evolving community, offering our building facilities to community groups, the Westview Church Preschool, Waukee Area Christian Services, and a community garden.

Creating genuine relationships

We seek to live our lives together in authentic community through weekly worship, groups for all ages, and opportunities to serve together.

Growing together throughout our lives

Our journey of growing in faith is one that never ends. Whether brand new to the faith or a lifelong follower of Jesus, we continuously learn to live like Jesus so we can be his hands and feet in this world.

Our vision drives everything we do at Westview

Creating space for self and community to find rest in Christ

In all we do, we seek to share that one’s true identity is not found degrees, accolades, reputation, or the bank account. Instead, it’s found in the hope that is Jesus Christ. When we understand and receive this hope, then we find rest for our weary souls.

If you’d like to learn more about Westview’s Values, Mission, and Vision, click below.

Values, Mission & Vision

Theology and Beliefs

We are committed to a lifetime of faith seeking understanding

Our journey of following Jesus includes a rootedness in the core doctrines of our faith and an openness for continued growth in our knowledge of God and His redemptive work. If you are interested in learning more about our theological beliefs, please click below.

Theological Statement

Westview Church is a network congregation affiliated with The Sending Network.


Josh Van Leeuwen

Pastor of Teaching and Leadership

Meet Josh

As Pastor of Teaching and Leadership, Josh teaches at a majority of Westview's worship services and provides equipping and empowering leadership to the staff and lay leaders as they fulfill the church's vision. His joy is to live life with passionate followers of Jesus as they seek kingdom transformation in the local community and throughout world.

Before serving at Westview, Josh graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. He served as Senior Pastor at North Holland Reformed Church in Holland, MI, before coming to Westview in 2013.

Josh and his wife, Heather, live in Waukee with their three children Josiah, Hannah, and Judah.

Sara Spencer

Director of Operations

Meet Sara

Sara serves as Westiew's Director of Operations providing leadership for several elements critical to support Westview's infrastructure and tangible fulfillment of its vision. She oversees building use and facility maintenance and management, including working with community partners that utilize Westview's space. Sara also provides staff support for the Deacons, church treasurer, and building and grounds team, as well as many other behind the scenes items to keep Westview running smoothly.

Before serving at Westview, Sara graduated from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. She was an elementary teacher and worked as an office manager before coming to Westview in 2016.

Sara and her husband, Barry, live in Waukee with their three children Maddie, Hannah, and Ben.

Suzanne Lenters

Director of Music

Meet Suzanne

Suzanne serves as Director of Music. Her responsibilities include leading volunteer teams of musicians, audio and visual technicians in weekly worship services.

Suzanne graduated from Central College in Pella, IA and served as Director of Music at Meredith Drive Reformed Church and The Bridge in the Des Moines area prior to joining Westview in 2015.

Suzanne and her husband, Nick, live in Waukee with their two boys, Gavin and Liam.

Rae Huss

Director of Connection

Meet Rae

As Director of Connection, Rae provides leadership in connecting people with one another, with God, and with the world. She engages people through her own pastoral care, through equipping the Elders in their role of congregational care, and providing leadership for hospitality and assimilation ministries. Rae also directs adult discipleship ministries at Westview, including small groups, Bible Studies, and The Journey. In addition, Rae works with the Mission Team in helping the congregation serve its local and global community.

Rae is from central Iowa and is a graduate of AIB and Graceland University. Before joining the Westview staff in 2022, she was the practice manager and did accounting for Birthwell Prenatal Clinic/The Livewell Clinic in Clive.

Rae and her husband, Terry, live in Grimes with their two sons, Justin and Ryan.

LuCinda Beltman

Director of Children and Youth

Meet LuCinda

As the Director of Children and Youth Ministries, LuCinda leads the faith milestone journey of Westview's attendees from birth through graduation. This includes overseeing age-appropriate discipleship materials and activities for faith development and the fostering of relationships between one another, as well as with the congregation, the community, and with God. She loves seeing faith exploration through the eyes of children with their fearless questions and genuine "this-is-who-I-am" honesty exhibited in the youth.

LuCinda and her husband, Brad, live in Waukee with their two children Sophia and Collin.

Andrea Webb

Director of Ministry Support

Meet Andrea

Andrea serves as Director of Ministry Support. She provides administrative and office support for leadership and ministry teams. She works behind the scenes to prepare for Sunday worship and is responsible for various communication pieces throughout the week.

Andrea received her degree in Elementary Education and Special Education (K-12) from Evangel University and served two school Iowa school districts before staying at home with her busy and growing family. She joined the Westview staff in 2022.

Andrea and her husband, Jon, live in Clive and have four children - Josiah, Levi, Selah, and Mara who lives in Heaven.

We would love to see you this Sunday!