Pastor Beth Bachman Caulfield




Pastor Beth Bachman Caulfield has served as St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church since January 2011.  Pastor Beth has worked with congregations in rural Ohio, suburban Denver, and northern Minnesota.  Pastor Beth finds joy in her ministry and her family.  She revels in the reality that “faith is a reckless and lively confidence in the grace of God” (Martin Luther). 



Steve Hoifeldt

Director of Choral Ministries


Steve Hoifeldt directs the adult choir at St. Andrew’s.


Sarah Buck



Sarah is the organist at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (2005-present, 1973-1980). Previously, Sarah was organist and choir director at Atonement Lutheran Church, Springfield, IL. She has also substituted as organist at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, West Salem, WI, United Church of Christ in Ames, IA, and Northminister Presbyterian Church, Ames IA. Sarah holds a B.S. in Industrial Administration, as well as an MBA, both from Iowa State University.


Connie Sweeney



Connie serves St. Andrew’s as choir accompanist and instrumental ensemble director. Her music background includes 25 years teaching vocal and general music at schools in Illinois and Iowa. Besides music, Connie enjoys gardening, travel, sewing and reading. Connie and her husband, Tom (DMACC instructior) have two grown children—Joe in Pennsylvania and Megan in Colorado.



Kaitlyn and Blythe Schultz


Kaitlyn and Blythe are “cradle Lutherans” originally from Texas, and have moved to Ames from Scotland for Blythe to pursue a PhD at ISU. They have spent their entire lives involved in the Lutheran church, from participating in youth groups and campus ministry, to a combined four summers spent as staff at a Lutheran ranch camp. They love exploring the cultures and beautiful places of the world, are self proclaimed “foodies”, and share a house with what might be the most adorable dog on the planet.

“We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to lead the youth at St. Andrew’s. Both of us were deeply influenced by our time spent in youth groups and campus ministry, and look forward to many years of fun and growth with the youth at St. Andrew’s.”

-Blythe (knows how to juggle) and Kaitlyn (makes perfect chocolate chip cookies) Schultz




Heather Eddy

My name is Heather Eddy, and I have been a resident of Ames for most of the last 25 years.  My husband, Jacob, and I have two kids; Andrew (12) and Katie (11).  We also have two cats:  Elwood (17), Jax (7) who are both shelter adoptions.

I enjoy reading mystery novels, drawing, crochet, watching movies, baking and spending time with my family.  I have two B.A.s from Iowa State:  one in Advertising and one in Art & Design.

I also have a first degree black belt in Tae kwon do.  I’m very excited to be a part of St. Andrew’s and helping it grow.

– Heather