Board of Directors

  • Joe Quick             -Chairperson

Joe,  his wife Amy and their two boys Kaden and Karter live in Runnells, Iowa. They are members of Soteria-Des Moines, A Baptist Church for over nine years. Joe is an Air Force veteran and graduated from Buena Vista University with a Master of Science in Education, a bachelors degree in Human Services from Upper Iowa University and an associates degree in Information Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.  Amy is a stay-at-home mother. Kaden currently attends Adventure Life School Preschool in Altoona and Karter is three years old.

  • Todd Stiles           – Vice Chairperson

Todd, his wife Julie, and their family live in Ankeny, IA where he serves as Lead Pastor at First Family Church.

  • John Jake- Secretary

John has volunteered at the Friendship Center for the last eight years. He came to Iowa with his wife Amy to serve at a church in Indianola 11 years ago. John and Amy have four children. He would invite your church or group to connect with this community at the Friendship Center because you will be amazed at the love these people have to give.

  • Bobbie Thies      – Treasurer

Bobbie has been a volunteer at the Friendship Baptist Center for over 11 years. She currently attends Cornerstone Church in Altoona.

  • Joni Wilkinson

Joni has been involved with the Friendship Baptist Center since 1986. She is Administrative Assistant at the Clive Fire Department and also serves as the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) Coordinator for the Baptist Convention of Iowa. Joni is a member of Crestwood Baptist Church.


  • Tim Lubinus


Tim began serving as Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of Iowa in March 2014.  Formerly he served as the missions pastor at Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa for eight years; before this, he and his family have served overseas for six years ministering among university students in South Korea and ten years as a team leader in Turkey. Tim’s Life verse, “For we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 3:8-9 CSB




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