Eric Schumacher

Eric is our Associate Pastor and oversees the worship service planning and coordinating, and the ministries of Adult Foundations, Mens/Womens Ministry Team, 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 for over a decade. He posts at He is a Johnny Cash enthusiast.