New Conference President Chosen

For Immediate Release

West Des Moines, IA (March 4, 2024) – On Sunday, March 3, 2024, the Iowa-Missouri Conference Executive Committee, chaired by Mid-America Union President Gary Thurber and also attended by Mid-America Vice President for Administration Hubert J. Morel Jr., met with much prayer and discussion to select the next president for the Conference. 

Afterward, Lee Rochholz accepted the invitation to become the president of the Iowa-Missouri Conference. “Pastor Lee loves the Iowa-Missouri Conference and the Conference loves him! Along with his gracious spirit, he will bring a great set of skills which will bless this field,” said Thurber.

Pastor Rochholz, currently serving as Ministerial Director for the Conference, said, “It is with great humility that Jessica and I accept this new role in ministry. From the time God called me from my previous career into full time pastoral ministry, with each assignment we felt God was leading. God started laying on our hearts about a month ago that change was coming and preparing us for this transition. Please pray for the office team as we move forward in Christ.” Rochholz will officially start as president on July 1, 2024. Following the retirement of current president Dean Coridan.

Lee Rochholz has been a pastor in this Conference since 2007 and has been serving as ministerial director since 2017. Lee is married to his wonderful wife, Jessica. They have two children, Grayce (13) and Luke (11).

We express gratitude for the guidance of the Lord throughout this journey, and we extend our appreciation to all of you for your commitment and prayers. Let’s pray for Elder Rochholz, his family, and the Conference as we look forward to the next chapter in our journey.

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