Eric is our Associate Pastor and oversees the worship service planning and coordinating, and the ministries of Adult Foundations, College, Family, Children, Preschool and Nursery. He also teaches Adult Foundations and Membership Classes as well as leading a small group. He also does discipleship and counseling and anything else the elders ask him to do.
Eric is married to Jenny and they have five-school aged children: Josiah, Micah, Elijah, Ella, Judson.
Eric is from Glidden, Iowa and has lived in Iowa all of his life (except three years of grad school). The Schumachers have been in Ames since December 2014.
Eric graduated from Glidden-Ralston high school and from the University of Northern Iowa (Major: General Communication; Minor: Religion). He also has a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis on Biblical/Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric says “I have a strong desire to see biblically faithful, gospel-loving churches among the people of Iowa.” Eric has almost fifteen years of experience pastoring locals churches in Iowa (previously in Keokuk and Cedar Rapids).”
Other things that Eric enjoys are: hunting, going for walks, reading, and listening to music.