Leading Our Church to Serve the Community of Ames



Lead Pastor

Aaron Vis

ReNew Community is under the leadership and direction of pastor Aaron Vis. Aaron and his family (wife Renee, children Samuel, Caleb, Micah) are Iowa natives who moved back to Iowa after a season of pastoring a church in Michigan. They are thrilled to now have their home in Ames, and look forward to building relationships with those in their new community.


Director of Worship and College Ministries

Emily Davis

Emily is recently married to Jordan Davis and they both enjoy serving on the worship team at ReNew. Emily oversees the worship team and is also working on integrating college students into our community. Emily and Jordan enjoy spending their time with their dog and going disc golfing. They are both so happy to be a part of ReNew Community and the impact it is having in people lives.


Ministry Operations Catalyst

Christa Mooi

Christa is responsible for ministry operations at ReNew, including business operations, finances, communications, volunteer teams, and just about anything else that happens to pop up! She is also pursuing her Master of Divinity degree at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI.  Christa and her family live in Ankeny, and they’re excited to be part of what God’s doing at ReNew.

Focus Team

The Focus Team is a group of men and women who provide spiritual direction and oversight for ReNew. Their role is to ensure ReNew is remaining doctrinally sound, and fulfilling our mission to connect people UP with God, IN with each other, and OUT with the world.

Nic Boersma

Jamie Beyer

Todd Oxley