Leadership Team

Rev. Tom Shinkle

Lead Pastor

Brandi Quade

Director of Child Development Ministry

Sue Miller

Assistant Director of Child Development Ministry

Alec Amosson

Creative Director

Alec is a musician, techno geek, and Christ follower. He loves to see the Church body come together to worship God and to provide support for each other. His greatest joy is seeing people of all ages find their unique way of being part of God's work.

Alec has been on staff for 7 years, is a life-long Iowa boy, and loves cooking.

Terri Nichols

Member Care Coordinator

Terri has a strong belief that if we provide the opportunities, God will show up in a big way! She is also a strong believer in the power of prayer.

Terri has been married to Robin for 32 years and they have  2 children. Casey goes to school at St. Louis University and Joshua works in Chicago.

Janell Cannavo

Communications Manager

Janell loves using her creativity to coordinate Grand View's social ministry content, website, and other design or set needs to ultimately try to bring people closer to knowing Jesus Christ.

She has worked at Grand View since 2015, loves oil painting, cats, karate, and her wonderful husband & daughter!

Jacob Nastruz

Faith Formation Coordinator

Jacob was born and raised in Des Moines, IA, but has gone off on many adventures around the world. Now, Jacob is the Faith Formations Coordinator here at Grand View UMC. He mainly works with the Children & Youth Programming here at Grand View, but also helps do some of the behind the scenes work of helping find and order curriculum for our Adult Faith Formation Classes.

Steph Morales

Finance Manager

Steph handles all of Grand View’s finance related tasks. She oversees donation management, accounts payable and preschool billing while helping out wherever other needs arise. In her free time, Steph enjoys reading and spending time with family. 

Grand View Administrative Board

Grand View Ad Board represents church members that help organize and lead the staff, buildings, finances, and ministries of Grand View.