About us

Our Mission

To REACH the One Who is Disconnected From God.

Our Vision

Our vision is to release thousands of emerging kingdom leaders to reveal the supernatural works of Jesus so that millions will be reached for Christ.

Our TEam

Cullen Allen

Lead Pastor

Cullen has been in full-time ministry for over 26 years. He is a passionate leader, communicator, and team builder. He loves seeing people’s lives changed and reaching those who don’t know Christ. Cullen is an endurance cyclist, Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and Texas Longhorn fan (Hook ‘em Horns!). Cullen & Shelley have been married since 1995 and have three incredible sons. They love working in ministry together and spending time with family!

Jeff Ostrander

Executive Pastor

Jeff is a native of the Des Moines area. He graduated from Grand View University. Jeff cares deeply about working to make the world a better place. He loves spending time with his wife and daughter. He enjoys riding motorcycles, restoring classic cars, kickboxing, rock climbing, and other adventure sports. Basically, he’s an adrenaline junkie.

Ryan Allen

Youth Pastor

Ryan is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a diehard Pittsburgh Steeler fan. He has a passion for youth and partnering with parents to reach the next generation. In his free time, Ryan is an avid disc-golfer and loves to participate in almost any outdoor activity. He also admits to having a slight addiction to shoes and watches.

Ricky Mathai

Worship Leader

Ricky started in worship ministry at the age of 8 playing drums at his home church back in Kenya where he grew up. He has been in ministry for over 20 in many different capacities.  He loves being in God’s presence and leading people to experience it as well. He is passionate about loving and connecting with people, developing musicians mentoring the next generation of leaders and impacting the world for Jesus. Ricky loves his family, cars, drums, football and the ocean.

Shelley Allen

Connections Pastor

Shelley is originally from Oklahoma and is a diehard Oklahoma Sooner fan. She graduated from Central Bible College and has worked along side her husband, Cullen, in ministry for over 23 years. Shelley loves spending time with Cullen and their 3 sons, walking the trails in the Des Moines area, cheering on her other favorite sports team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and an occasional shopping trip.

Lydia Allen

Leadership Team Coordinator

J Dickenson

Connect Groups and Media Pastor

Our Values


we believe

Reach Church is affiliated with The Assembly of God.