ALdersgate UMC Staff

  • Pastor eric guy

    Eric is a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. He was ordained as an Elder and elected into full membership in the Iowa Annual Conference in 1998.


    Prior to his current appointment at Des Moines, First, Eric served as the Associate for University Student Ministries at Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation in Ames (1993-1994), served as pastor at United Methodist churches in Perry, Rippey and Fairview (1994-2001), was the Iowa United Methodist Conference’s Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (2001-2007) and Leadership Development Minister for Young Adult and Generational Ministries for the Iowa Conference ( 2007-2013).


    Eric is married to Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck and they reside in the Beaverdale area. 

    Eric is the father of two adult sons, Tad and Jonah.


    eric@aldersgatedsm.org


  • Megan Stange

    Area of Ministry: Children and Family Ministries


    As someone who works with children and families, it's my joy to help develop faith ecosystems in which kids experience the transforming love of Jesus Christ and then share that love with others, participating in God's renewing work in the world. It's my hope that everything that we do in ministry with children and families flows out of this mission. 


  • Theresa Constable

    Area of Ministry: The most interesting part of being the office manager is the people.  People in the congregation, in the community and on the staff.  Listening and watching as they share their talents, gifts and love for others and being in the midst of such an awesome congregation and staff.

    Interests: A few of the things I enjoy other than my job are reading, walking, yoga, dogs, playing with a router saw, and spending time with my family and friends.

    Educational Background: Graduated from the American Institute of Business in 1976 with an associate’s degree in office management and computers.

  • Eve Copeland-Clark

    Music Ministry Coordinator


    I enjoy a wide variety of music genres, was a classroom teacher in the Des Moines Public Schools for several years, received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Dubuque, and Master of Music from Western Michigan University.

    Usually, I can be found at a keyboard at AMC enjoying the opportunity of making music with others (although I’ve been known to sing and dabble with other musical instruments, as well).  My favorite scripture is Proverbs 3: 4 – 7, applied; the power of the Holy Spirit never fails to amaze. I consider music a great way to pray.

    If I could live anywhere, it’d be right here in Des Moines, Iowa:  incredible scenery, Iowa “nice”, and great food.  Two favorites about my career are music and helping bring people forward to share their artistic talents with others. If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life it’d probably be vegetables and fish. If money were no object I’d be having fun distributing it where I thought it would do the most good.