Scott Hibben joined the staff at Ankeny First July 1, 2014. Scott became the Leadership Development Minister for Evangelism and New Ministry for the Iowa Conference of the UMC in 2007. Prior to that he served eighteen years as the planter and then senior pastor of Oakwood UMC in Pleasant Hill, growing that congregation to an average worship attendance of over 700, from which two new congregations were birthed. He has also served churches in central Iowa (Ivy Centennial), northwest Iowa (The United Church of Primghar), and north central Iowa (Morgan, Bradford & Lee Center) -- each of which grew in ministry, membership, mission and worship attendance under his leadership. Scott is a graduate of Iowa State University and Garett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
In his free time, he enjoys family, walks, biking, kayaking, reading, exploring new places, and just puttering in the yard.