Our Pastoral Team

Tom Allen

Lead Pastor

Tom Allen founded Simple Church in 2014 after leading two other large churches for over four decades in the Des Moines area. Tom is married to his wife of 40+ years, Judy, and has two children and four grandchildren.

Brandon Pruitt

Associate Pastor

Brandon Pruitt joined Simple Church in 2015 as the Youth Pastor and became Associate Pastor in 2022. Brandon is married to his wonderful wife Amie who also serves alongside him in our Young Adults Ministry.

Aaron DeWitt

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Aaron DeWitt was called to Simple Church in late 2015 after working as a composer and musician in Los Angeles. He and his wife Amanda serve together at Simple Church and have four young children.


Our Ministry Team

Amie Pruitt

Admin & Communications Director

Amie Pruitt joined the Simple Church staff in 2022 after serving in a volunteer capacity since 2015. Amie also co-leads the Young Adult Ministry, The Porch LIVE DSM, at Simple Church along side her husband Brandon.


INTERIM Children's Minister

Amie Pruitt became Interim Children's Minister in July 2023. She has many years of experience working with children in childcare and has a passion to help them learn to read and understand scripture. 

Robin Brady

Children's Minister Associate

Robin Brady joined the Simple Church staff in 2023 after faithfully serving in a volunteer capacity for many years. Robin loves children and has a desire to help them learn and love Jesus everyday. 

Our Culture

The Ministry Team at Simple Church embodies Excellence, Enthusiasm, and Energy.


Our culture at Simple Church is one of authenticity, respect, and joy.


We are honest with how we are doing both in our work duties and in our personal lives. We ask for help when we need it, we ask others if they need help, and we work together.


The Ministry Team is respectful first of God – we understand and respect Who He is, the love He has for each of us and the people around us, and how He has created us to live and be lights in the world. We are also respectful of each other – we understand that each of us is important and plays an essential role in the vision and plan God
has for Simple Church.


Finally, the culture is one of joy – we are excited about what God is doing in and through us and pursue laughter as a way to connect us together as God uses us together.


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Our Advisory Team

The Ministry Team at Simple Church works along side the leadership and direction of the Advisory Team, a group of leaders in the church who volunteer their time to give biblical and financial guidance. You can email them at: leadteam@simple.church

Alan Hulling

Bill Garnes

Gordon Guthrie

Kurt Knox

Mike Wingfield

Tom Allen

Our Dream Team Leaders

Simple Church only exists because of wonderful volunteers on our Dream Team who give their time, talents, and treasures to help spread the gospel of Jesus across the Des Moines area and beyond. These amazing people below lead some of the increadible teams we have.

Amie Pruitt


Tom Allen


Arnie DeWitt

The Crew

Deb Schirm


Eric Barnum

Intercessory Prayer

Bill Garnes


Aaron DeWitt


Brandon Pruitt

Young Adults

Our House Ministers

House Church is an integral part of who we are as Simple Church. We believe that sustained life change happens best when we are prioritizing intentional relationships with others who are also seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ. House Church provides people the opportunity to experience authentic community and spiritual growth. Our House Ministers intentionally create environments where this can happen. Our ministers love people and are committed to helping them experience God’s presence and live out His purposes in daily life.

Tom & Judy


Arnie & Grace


Alan & Susie


Brandon & Amie