Staff Directory

About Our Staff

Living Faith's full time and part time staff are dedicated to serving the needs of the Church and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church, or you may contact a staff member directly below.

Church Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00p
Phone: 515-987-4030

Have a prayer request? E-mail them to our prayer team HERE

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Little Friends Preschool

Amanda Wallace

Lead Teacher

This is my 13th year teaching at Little Friends.  My husband John and I have been married for 24 years and are the proud parents of three adult sons.   Amanda is a transplanted Southerner living in Iowa since 2000. I love music and really enjoy sharing music activities with our students.

Karen Sicheneder

Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Karen has been a part of Little Friends since they opened in 2003.  She and her husband Lynn live on the south side of Des Moines.  They have four daughters: the two oldest are married and the other two are in college and high school. 


Pastor Luke Timm


I am fairly certain that I have the best job on the planet. I don't mean easy - it's not an easy job. I don't mean that it's full of perks or comes with fame and fortune either. It's just great to be part of a community like Living Faith at all. But to lead, teach and work here? That is awesome. 

Worship Team

Sara Gentry

Worship Director

Worshiping God through music has always been an important part of my life. It gives me great joy helping others do the same. I am blessed to work with so many caring and talented people at Living Faith, and my family and I love being a part of this community.