Pastor BrendaPastor Brenda Goodall

 Pastor Brenda was born in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.  After graduating from high school there, she attended Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant where she received a BA in phycology.  After college she operated a day care at the Vinton School for the Blind for 120 children.  She developed a real love for children and youth. 

Following that she began to pursue her life-long goal to become a pastor.  She attended Dubuque Theological Seminary where she received a Master’s in Divinity.  Pastor Brenda was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church on June 14, 2004.  She has served in Muscatine, Iowa and Ft. Madison prior to coming to Des Moines as Pastor of Epworth UMC and Simpson UMC.