About Us

Water's Edge was established in October 2004 with only 18 people. There was a desire to start a contemporary church in Ogden, Iowa and have a place where people could meet, worship the Lord and bring friends. Eventually, in February 2005, a building was secured that met the growing needs of Water’s Edge. In 2015 Water’s Edge purchased and remodeled an adjoining building that today houses our children’s ministries.

If you are looking for and want to be part of a nondenominational church in Central Iowa, we encourage you to give us a call at 515-275-4434 or better yet, drop by our facility at 341 W. Walnut Street in Ogden, Iowa. We are always glad to see a new face join us on this exciting journey with the Lord
Pastor Rick
  1. Rick and Lisa Summerhays
    Rick and Lisa Summerhays
When my family first walked through the doors at Water’s Edge, we were touched by all the smiles, handshakes, hugs and the friendliness of the people. We are often asked, “What makes Water’s Edge so special or unique?” It is an easy answer for us – it’s the people! My wife and I are blessed each and every week by the people at Water’s Edge. They are genuine, and they are amazing. They love well and care about others. They are striving to keep the Lord first and foremost in their lives. They bring their unique gifts and willingness to serve others. We aren’t perfect for sure, but we serve a perfect Lord whom we desire to follow and make known to others. Below are some of the people who help us on this mission.

“The Crew” is the leadership team of Water’s Edge responsible for governance, support, encouragement, and accountability of the pastor and the church.

Meet The Crew

  1. Dave and Maggie Plahn
    Dave and Maggie Plahn
  2. Matt and Tracy VanSickle
    Matt and Tracy VanSickle
  3. Ray Hansen and fiance' Jill ‭Juergensen
    Ray Hansen and fiance' Jill ‭Juergensen
  4. Lanny and Barb Stumbo
    Lanny and Barb Stumbo
  5. Joel and Amanda Benbow
    Joel and Amanda Benbow
  6. Jon and Joni Zellweger
    Jon and Joni Zellweger

What We Believe

A Life-Giving Local Church
We believe that God has chosen the local church to represent His life and His love to the community. Through strong, growing, healthy local churches, people should have the opportunity to hear the Gospel, come to know Jesus Christ, become a part of the body of believers, and be discipledWe at Water’s Edge are committed to providing biblically based opportunities for spiritual growth in a non-traditional worship setting while actively seeking to impact our community for the glory of God.

Sound Doctrine
Water’s Edge is a Bible-believing church. We believe God has revealed Himself through the Scriptures, and the Scriptures are to be taught using sound, orthodox doctrine. We emphasize every portion of Scripture, including God's work through the people of Israel, the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the mission of the body of believers, and the ministering work of the Holy Spirit in the world today.

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