Senior Adult Ministry

The Ridge Senior Ministry is dedicated to providing older adults (typically those 55+, though we’re not sticklers!) with opportunities to serve, connect and grow in their faith.

All ministries listed below are open to new members. The best way to get connected is by reaching out to the group leader. And if you’re not sure where to start, we can help with that, too! Just reach out to Julie Wiemann, and she’ll point you in the right direction.

Opportunities for All


Organized matches Monday evenings  |  7 p.m.  in The Square (church gym) |  Contact Rob Schwartz

Senior Luncheons

Enjoy food, fellowship and fun  |  Next event: May 17, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.  |   Contact Julie Wiemann

Card Club

Every third Saturday of the month  |  5–7 p.m. in The Ridge's south hallway  |  Contact Liz Austin

Community Groups

The place to study the Bible and build relationships  |  Multiple days and times  | Contact Will Herron

Opportunities for Men

Bible Studies

Wednesdays at 6 a.m. in Room 102  |
 Contact  Dan Draayer
Wednesdays at 9 a.m.  in Room 102  |  Contact Rick Cory

Fix-It Team

A gathering of handymen and DIYers to complete projects on the Ridge campus  |  Thursdays 8:30-11 a.m.  | 
Contact Jeff Turek

Men's Cards

A time for card-playing and fellowship  |  Mondays at 8 a.m. (except during golf season)  |  Contact Andy Nielsen

Men's Breakfast Club

Tuesdays at 8 a.m. | Ankeny Diner | Contact Andy Nielsen

Men's Golf

Mondays 8 or 9 a.m. during golf season at Woodland Hills Golf Club  |  Contact Andy Nielsen

Opportunities for Women

Women's Circle

Join other Christian women to serve the church, the community and one another | Second Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in Room 102  | 
Contact Liz Austin

Card-Making / Mailing

Card-makers write and deliver cards to those in need  |  Contact Vicki Gladson


Sewers work on projects as needed  |  Contact Ann Lauer


Kid's Hope Mentoring

Kid’s Hope volunteers mentor an at-risk child once a week throughout the school year  |  East and Heritage Elementaries Schools in Ankeny  |  Contact Leanne Vander Streek

Care Team Visits / Calls

Care team members provide care to community members in need through calls and acts of service  |  Contact Vicki Gladson

Church-wide Serving Opportunities

Sewers work on projects as needed |  Contact Ann Lauer

Upcoming Events and Opportunities