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, Membership Classes, and general pastoral ministry.
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 almost all of his life. The Schumachers have been in Ames since December 2014. He has a strong desire to see biblically faithful, gospel-loving churches among the people of Iowa.
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 enjoys pheasant hunting, walking outdoors, reading, listening to music, and writing books and songs. He has written songs with ThousandTongues.org for over a decade. He posts at emschumacher.com. He is a Johnny Cash enthusiast.