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 is wife to Deacon Joel, mom to four, proud Iowan, and a lifelong Catholic with a heart for improving the quality of life for families. She earned a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University, and worked as an assistant city manager in the Des Moines metro area before “retiring” to come home and care for her children. Lisa has since steadily immersed herself in the work of the new evangelization through writing, speaking, and most recently founding The Well. She enjoys watching sports, singing praise and worship music, and gathering with family and friends for coffee and conversation. The Schmidts' church home is St. Pius X in Urbandale, Iowa.