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Staff & Lay Leaders

Duncan Mclellan


Pastor Duncan graduated from Concordia Seminary in 2005 and has been the pastor of Faith Lutheran in Lincoln, NE (2005-2010) and Zion Lutheran in Pittsburgh, PA (2010-2016) before coming to Ankeny in 2016 to become the Senior Pastor at St. Paul.  He has been married to Alissa since May of 2010 and has three children.  He went back to school and wrote a thesis on the "Lutheran Theology of Marriage" (2016). He enjoys time with his family, working out, and working on cars.

Andrew Coop

Associate Pastor

Thanks for checking our website out; looking forward to seeing you in person soon! I'm originally from Minnesota, married my amazing wife, Ashley, in 2017, and graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis in 2018. If you want to talk more about Jesus, let me know-I would love to be able to do that with you!

Arkay Brown

Director of Music

Arkay grew up on a farm near Gowrie, IA, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa State University in 2003.  She and her husband, David, have two children and have been members of St. Paul since 2010.  Arkay directed high school bands from 2003-2010, then stayed home 9 years to be with James(9) and Anna(6), and most recently became the Music Director at St. Paul in 2019.  Arkay loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and baking.  She is very thankful to be able to use her love of music as a ministry to share the gospel and Christ's love with others.

Kathy Olson

Office Manager

Kathy Olson is the Office Manager and Secretary at St. Paul. She is a native Iowan, a graduate of Iowa State University (go Cyclones!) and is the parent of three children. She has been a member of St. Paul since 1997 and is also active in LWML.

Alissa Mclellan

Director of St. Paul Lutheran Preschool

Hello from St. Paul Preschool!  My name is Alissa McLellan and I am the part-time preschool director at St. Paul....I am also married to Pastor Duncan and have 2 precious children, Thomas and Sarah, with one more on the way!  I am blessed to be working on the preschool staff (4 years now!) with an amazing team of teachers.  God has been so faithful and good to our program, as we've been able to see many precious children grow and develop, and most importantly hear how much Jesus loves each one of them!  What a privilege it is to serve the Lord here at St. Paul!

Church Council

This is the governing board of our congregation, who represent and are accountable to the voting membership our congregation.

Gary Lohmann

If you'd like to know more about the congregation, please reach out to me.

Kaleb Grev

Financial Secretary
Are you willing to help us count the weekly offerings, we'd love your help!

Ben Piepho

President Elect
If you're interested in serving on a board or committee, let me know!

Mike Hayden

Assistant Treasurer
I'm responsible for processing payments for the congregation.

Amber Giese 

Council Secretary
Have questions about becoming a Voting Member at Saint Paul?

Dean Miller

Church Treasurer
Would you like to know more about the finances of the congregation?


Board of Christian Education

Jim Harvey

Property Board
Want to help out passing down the faith  and telling our children about Jesus? 
Would you like to help us with the upkeep of our church's property?

Lynn Hanselman

Board of Evangelism

Malisa Davies

Board of Youth

Tim Krehbiel

Board of Stewardship

Alyssa Wendzel

Preschool Board
Have a way of sharing Jesus with our community? I'd love to hear about it!
Want to help us pour into our Youth and share the love of Jesus with them?
We're all about being generous with the gifts that God has given to us. How can you share yours?
Are you willing to help us share Jesus with all who come in our preschool doors?


This is our board of spiritual oversight in our congregation, who work with our Pastors to provide God's Word and Christian Care to our congregation.

Bob Peters

Head Elder
Ministering to the needs of families Johnson-Lentz and Moehnke-Phillips, Light-Miller.

Tim Davies

Ministering to the needs of families Brunell-Doering.

Gary Hauge

Ministering to the needs of families Harvey-Jeske.

Dennis Shaltanis

Ministering to the needs of families Rutter-Sturtz.

Dave Thompson

Ministering to the needs of families Sundermann-Wehmas.

Jon Jero

Ministering to the needs of families George-Harris.

Eric Bradley

Ministering to the needs of families Acton-Brown.

Ron Behrens

Ministering to the needs of families Donovan-Gatz.

Len Mash

Ministering to families Piepho-Rude.

Dave Brunelle

Ministering to the needs of families Wendzel-Zubradt.