Our Mission & Vision

All are welcome at Polk City United Methodist Church.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we belong in community,
we seek to become like Jesus,
and we serve to bless all of creation.

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For Our Visitors

Frequently Asked Questions

What do United Methodists believe?

As a part of the world-wide United Methodist Church, we follow a set of Bible-based, God inspired beliefs set forth by our denomination. To learn more about the beliefs of the UMC, CLICK HERE.

Where should I park? Is there handicapped parking available?

There is generous parking in front with additional space around the back of the church.  We have two handicapped parking spots in front of the main church building and two more for the Wing in the Woods attached to the main building.

Which door should I enter?

Our main entrance is on the east side of the building near the bell tower.

What should I wear?

Come as you are! We enjoy casual dress at our services.

Is there Sunday School?

Sunday School resumes on Sept 10, 2023 at 10:30am for children 4-years-old through  5th grade as well as an active adult class.

Is there Children's Church or a Nursery available?

Not presently. Children are always welcome in worship at Polk City UMC! We also have a cry room available for families.

Is the church available for events (weddings, etc.)?

Yes! Contact our office by phone or email for more information:

515-984-6274
office@polkcityumc.org

How do I become a member of the church?

Talk to Pastor WendyShe will be happy to walk you through the steps needed to become a member of our church family!

What is the Wing in the Woods?

The Wing in the Woods is our fellowship hall, located at the back of our parking lot. Access the Wing through the church hallway or park near the building.

Who We Are

Meet Our Leaders

To contact any of our staff, please email office@polkcityumc.org or complete the form on our Contact Us page.

Pastor Wendy Musgrave

Our Pastor

Pastor Wendy Musgrave grew up in Newell, Iowa, a rural community the northwest part of the state. She earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in graphic design and worked in publication design before discerning a call to ministry. Wendy earned her MDiv from the Iliff School of Theology in 2018 and is currently a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church. She has served as pastor of Centennial UMC at Ivy in Altoona and Wellspring Community Church in Des Moines before being appointed to serve at Polk City UMC. With a background in design, Wendy brings gifts for visual communication and a passion for creative worship design that inspires engagement and fosters spiritual growth. Wendy and her husband Jon live in Johnston with their two daughters, Greta, a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa, and Edie, a junior at Johnston High School.

Annette Purdy

Annette Purdy

Administrative Assistant

Ben Fridley

Ben Fridley

Leaders Council Chair

Angela Cupp

Angela Cupp

Worship Chair

James Menke

James Menke

SPRC Chair

Heidi Anderson

Heidi Anderson

Missions Chair

Dave Schelling

Dave Schelling

Trustees Chair

Carol Parrott

Carol Parrott

Care, Connection, & Community Chair

Jeff Purdy

Jeff Purdy

Discipleship Chair

Alissa Mangae

Alissa Mangae

Youth Group

Doug McKinstry

Doug McKinstry

Finance Chair

Charlotte Loter

Charlotte Loter

Financial Secretary

Scott Mead

Scott Mead

Treasurer