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Our Life Groups enjoyed being together again this winter! All groups are either taking a break for the summer or are meeting less frequently. For more information about summer schedules or to join a group, please call the church office or contact a leader directly.

Because we believe that people grow when they are connected to God's Word and God's people, our goal is to have almost every adult in our church family involved in a Life Group. Our groups typically meet weekly with their study being connected to Sunday morning's sermon. The goal of Life Groups is to establish life-changing relationships and grow toward maturity in Christ together.

  • Lynn and Trish Lee

    Lynn and Trish Lee live south of Iowa Falls on the family farm and have been a part of our church family for many years. You will often find one or both of them serving our church family with their musical gifts. During the week, Lynn farms and Trish is the school board secretary.

    The Lee's Life Group is taking a break for the summer. Make plans to join them in the fall on Sunday evenings!

    Contact Lynn at or 641.849.0911 for more information about how to join their group in the future.

  • Bob and Carol Rieken

    After many years of farming, Bob and Carol Rieken moved into Iowa Falls and became a part of IFEFC over 10 years ago. Although retired, they continue to serve our church in many ways, from leading Bible studies to caring for the landscaping at the church building.

    Bob and Carol lead the Senior Adult Fellowship Group. Currently, they meet once every 1-2 months. Please contact the church office or Bob for more information on their next gathering. 

    Bob can be reached at or 515.689.3006.

  • Jeff and Mary Vieth

    While their acts of serving the church may not always be noticed, Jeff and Mary Vieth contribute to the church body in many ways. From hot coffee and fresh donuts every Sunday morning (pre-COVID), to prep work for church meals, Jeff and Mary help keep regular activities at IFEFC running each week. During the week, Jeff can be found helping answer insurance questions and Mary is enjoying more free time as she recently retired.

    The Vieth's Life Group is  taking a break from their regular weekly gatherings for the summer months. During the school year, they regularly meet at Jeff and Mary's home on Thursday nights.

    Contact Jeff at or 641.640.4525 for more information.

  • Ron and Linda Allen

    If you have a question about life in Iowa Falls or the history of IFEFC, ask Ron and Linda Allen. Ron and Linda have spent much of their lives in town and were some of the first members of our church. Although retired, part-time jobs, caring for family members, and a bountiful garden keep them busy.

    The Allen's Life Group will be meeting about once per month this summer. Please contact Ron (info below) if you'd like to join them.

    Contact Ron at or 641.373.3382.

  • Mark and Linda Guy

    Mark and Linda Guy moved to Iowa Falls over 10 years ago to farm with Linda's parents after raising their children and farming with Mark's family near Newton, IA. Having the gift of hospitality, you will often find a group of friends enjoying a meal at their home or a guest spending the night. In addition to a Life Group, Mark and Linda lead and teach the High School Youth Group at their home each Sunday night.

    Mark and Linda's group will not be meeting for the summer. You can join them in the fall at their home on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Childcare is provided. 

    You can contact Mark at or 641.521.5924.

  • Jeremy and Kirstin Nelson

    Pastor Jeremy and Kirstin Nelson moved to Iowa Falls with their three small children four days before Christmas in 2012. Pastor Jeremy serves as the lead pastor and Kirstin is the church secretary. Their once small children are now school-age and the Nelsons enjoy time together as a family both at home and at school and church activities.

    From May-August the Nelson's group will be meeting less frequently, but you are welcome to join them and get to know the group!

    Contact Jeremy at or 641.640.0685 for more information about their next gathering.