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.

Staff

Would you like to join our team? We are hiring a Director of Operations and a Director of Connection. If you have interest in applying for either of these positions please contact Pastor Josh at pastorjvl@gmail.com.

Director of Operations Job Description
Director of Connection Job Description
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 Ministry Support

Meet Sara

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

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.

Kat Hatting

Director of Adult Discipleship

Meet Kat

As the Director of Adult Discipleship, Kat coordinates adult ministries such as small groups, community groups, and adult Discovery Hour. She facilitates deeper discipleship opportunities such as The Journey and other classes. Her passion is to see people grow in their faith and identity in Christ, utilizing their gifts to serve the Church and local community.

Prior to joining Westview's staff in 2017, Kat had a career in sports medicine and spent a few years as a stay-at-home mom. She is currently pursing a Master of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI, and is seeking to become an ordained minister in the RCA.

Kat and her husband, Chad, live in Waukee with their two children Levi and Esther.

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.

We would love to see you this Sunday!