This week we are thrilled to welcome Pastor Skip Manus to the Gateway staff team! Skip will be serving as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship overseeing hospitality, connections, small groups and pastoral care.
Skip has been in full time ministry for over 18 years. He has served as an associate pastor in both Michigan and Iowa and has worked with at-risk teens and parents in Minneapolis and Omaha. Skip is also a chaplain in the Army National Guard. For the past seven years he has been on active duty caring for Iowa soldiers and family members.
Skip has been married to his wife Courtney for 19 years. They have two children, Ronan and Cedahlia. Courtney is a Teacher Leader at Lovejoy Elementary, working with K-2 teachers and their students. Their family lives near downtown Des Moines and loves our city! They enjoy welcoming people into their home just as it is and sharing life with others as they strive to live in the rhythm of God. Skip loves coffee, La Mie pastries, live music and (occasionally) binging on Netflix.
Skip is excited to join our staff full-time as we join God in the renewal of all things!