Worship is Live streamed at 8:15 am at this link, so you can join Resurrection Lutheran in worship wherever you are. If you’re coming in person, you’ll find a friendly congregation, music ranging from a traditional pipe organ to a contemporary guitar-led service to a folksy harmonica. Every service includes readings from the Bible, a relevant and engaging sermon, prayer, and Communion. If you’re wondering what that’s like, get a feel for previous services at www.youtube.com/ResurrectionLutheranChurchAnkeny.


What We Believe

We are an exciting, spiritual, vibrant Lutheran Church in a dynamic community. We beckon everyone to know Jesus Christ through the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. We offer the Holy Sacraments to all who worship the Lord with us! Our members are committed to discipleship and live that commitment through: Daily Prayer, Weekly Worship, Daily Bible Reading, Serving in and Beyond our Congregation, Nurturing Relationships and Generous Giving. God is directing our church’s spiritual growth. Our commitment to discipleship, along with our warm, friendly atmosphere and many exciting worship opportunities are rapidly attracting those who are looking for a growing relationship with the Lord! We simply go where He leads us, and we are willing to be what He wants us to be. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. To learn more about what we believe, click here and here.



Rev. Beth Wartick, Pastor
Pastor Beth Wartick was called to serve with Resurrection Lutheran Church beginning in February 2021. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary (M.Div. ’15) and Concordia University-Ann Arbor (B.A. Psychology & Family Life Education, ’11). A native of Iowa, she has lived all over the Midwest. Pastor Beth is married to J.W. Wartick, and they have two children, Luke and Junia. Pastor Beth enjoys reading, hiking, craft beer, and puns.
Grace Heimerdinger-Baake, Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Grace Heimerdinger-Baake  joined RLC fresh out of college. She attended Marquette University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in criminology and law studies. She is originally from Pearl City, Illinois and grew up on a farm. She is married to Taylor Heimerdinger-Baake and they have two children, Kamryn and Nolan. Grace enjoys farming, DIY projects, and Pinterest.    



Janice Stocker, Office Manager
Janice Stocker joined the Resurrection staff after several years in the construction industry. She is originally from Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School. She is married to Mark Stocker and they have two children, Tyler and Sarah. Janice is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys participating in that with both her children.

How to Find Us

The church under the bell tower

Who We’ve Been

Resurrection Lutheran Church was chartered as a mission church of the American Lutheran Church in February 1978. The congregation met in the Ankeny Theater and the experience of coming to worship with the smell of popcorn and the stickiness of leftover chewing gum underfoot became a part of the culture of RLC. The congregation met in the Ankeny Theater until a sanctuary and small fellowship area was built in 1979, and subsequently the north and west wings were added. Later, the land to the south of the church was acquired with an eye to future expansion. Most recently an exterior remodeling project was completed.