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 Values

Love for the lost

  • Priority on the one who is disconnected from God
  • Serving and meeting the needs of our community
  • Going to make a difference in the world
  • Model by connecting, praying, and inviting


  • A place where you belong
  • An atmosphere of joy and celebration
  • Better together
  • Multi-generational

Live and Give Honor

  • Godly character and integrity
  • Value others above ourselves
  • Treat others with respect and dignity
  • Elevate God — Elevate people


  • Pursuit of God’s presence and the Holy Spirit
  • Spiritual growth and maturity
  • Belief in the supernatural and miracles
  • Bold faith and courage


  • Because we have been blessed, we also bless
  • We are blessed when we bless others
  • Abundance mentality and perspective


  • Making disciples
  • Equipping and releasing people to do the work of the ministry
  • Raising up the next generation

we believe

Reach Church is affiliated with The Assembly of God.

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.

Ryan Bennett

Kid's Pastor

Ryan and his wife, Carrie both love kids and are passionate about seeing them develop a relationship with Christ. He believes in partnering with families to impact the lives of their kids to know and serve Jesus. He has his MA degree in Children’s and Family Ministry from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He loves spending time with his family, playing games, going to the movies, and woodworking.

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.

Vicky Pettegrew

Leadership Team Coordinator

Vicky has served in church ministry for 29 years. Before coming to Reach Church, Vicky served at her church in Wichita, Kansas. Vicky’s favorite things to do are spending time with her 4 grandchildren, gardening, and home decorating.