January 8, 2016

The Team

The Well leans on local talent to function, and this ministry has grown into something really special by using the gifts and charisms of women right here within the greater Des Moines community. Should you feel called to share your time, talent and/or treasure with us, please reach out to Lisa Schmidt, our executive director, or any one of the women you see below. Through mutual discernment and prayer, and aided by the Holy Spirit, we will find a place for you! (Romans 12: 4-8)

The 2017 Team


From left to right, bottom to top: Sara Huegerich, Julie Nelson, Rachel Brown, Molly Myers, Sarah Schiltz, Katie Patrizio, Maria Campbell, (St. Therese!), Meredith Smith, Susan Smith, Emily Schmid, Kasey Eoriatti, Lisa Flyr, Brooke Miller, Kara Storey, Sybil Sullivan, Stacy Halbach, Katie Paulson, Lisa Sailer, Lisa Schmidt, Geneveve Loraditch, Katie Wallin

The 2016 Team


From left to right: Molly Myers, Lori Marso, Emily Schmid, Sarah Schiltz, Colleen Carey, Lisa Schmidt, Stacy Halbach, Katie Paulson, Kara Storey, Rachel Brown, Mary Tice, Brooke Miller

Our Founder and Executive Director

Lisa Schmidt has a heart for building community. With a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration, her career has been devoted to improving the quality of life for others. Currently on hiatus from the professional workforce to care for the needs of her family, Lisa has become steadily immersed in freelance work through writing, speaking, and founding The Well women’s ministry. Along with her husband Deacon Joel and their four children, the Schmidts are parishioners at St. Pius X in Urbandale, Iowa.