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Point of Light
Point of Light Ministries is an Iowa non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded by David Bush in December 1995. The name of this ministry highlights David's desire to be a reflection of Christ in his sphere of influence.
Point of Light has underwritten David's music and body stewardship ministry Fit For The King as well as the INSPIRE faith and fitness conferences.
David's activities are overseen by a Board of Directors listed below. Revenue is generated through corporate and personal contributions, product sales, offerings and honorariums.
- What does Point of Light seek to accomplish?
In many cases, there is no discernible difference between the lives of those who claim to know and follow Christ and those who claim no faith at all. Point of Light Ministries uses music, conferences, workshops, church-based group fitness classes and media to challenge Christians toward greater personal discipleship that will lead to a revived and more fruitful church. Through its various ministry initiatives, Point of Light seeks to pursuade believers to:
- Follow Christ in every area of their lives.
- Live with a sense of urgency and brokenness regarding the Great Commission and the Great Commandment
- Build strong, healthy, Christ - centered families
- Develop accountable relationships with other believers that will help us in our faith walk
- Understand the connection of our physical health to our spiritual vitality and availability
If this is a message your church or organization needs to hear in a fresh and dynamic way, please contact Point of Light and talk with us about the possibility of hosting a concert, workshop, or conference event.
- How is the income used?
Income is used to offset the substantial costs of producing, publishing, recording and presenting David's music and body stewardship message. David is currently the only full time employee.
A portion of "profits", if they are realized, are earmarked for other ministries and organizations which promote the strengthening of families and the Body of Christ. Donations to Point of Light are tax deductible.
Board of Directors
Founder & President
David has served in church and para-church ministries for most of his vocational life. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a B.A. in Communications specializing in Public Relations. David served in the Music Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and in hospital management with ServiceMaster before moving from Southern California to Iowa in 1988. He spent the next 11 years as the Sales and Marketing Director and General Manager of Anderson Erickson Dairy’s ice cream division.
In 1999 David returned to ministry work and has since served as a Pastor of Evangelism, Worship Pastor, and Associate Pastor at First Federated Church, Third Reformed Church of Pella, IA, and The Mission Church. Upon leaving the business world for ministry work David founded Point of Light Ministries, which has enabled him to develop a national music ministry as well as the Fit For The King body stewardship ministry.
David has been married to Beth for 31 years and they have four adult sons and two daughter In-Laws. They have resided on the East Side of Des Moines for the past 27 years.
Secretary & Treasurer
Beth, an Iowa native, graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Accounting. She has worked as a CPA in California and Iowa, and currently works at Tarbell and Associates PLC in addition to managing a family farm. Beth homeschooled her four boys through 8th grade before enrolling them in Grand View Christian School. She currently serves on the GVCS Foundation Board.
Beth has been married to husband David for 31 years, and has embraced her role as wife and mother while also serving in church as a youth leader and women’s Bible study and Awana teacher.
Pastor Michael Mudlaff
Michael Mudlaff has been Pastor and Head of Staff at Westkirk Presbyterian Church, Urbandale, Iowa, since March of 2004. He received his B.A. (International Relations, Religion, Politics) at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1988. From there, he went on to receive his M.A. (International Affairs) at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1991, and his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, 1997.
In addition to his work at Westkirk, Michael was on the founding committee and is a past director on the Urbandale Food Pantry Board. He previously served on the pastoral staff at First Federated Church, Des Moines, Iowa, from 1997 to 2003. Michael can be heard on The Truth 99.3 FM, weekdays at noon during the teaching/talk program featuring his preaching, called True Blue. He is married to Sasha and they have four sons ages 13 to 21.
Julie received a BSA degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has worked in the areas of product/production management with Meredith Corporation and was Director of Donor Development at America’s Family Coaches and Vice President of Advancement at The Family Leader. She has provided marketing and communications consulting, event coordination, and non-profit project management. She credits her most important job was as a full time stay-at-home Mom.
Julie enjoys being involved with small group Bible studies, helping with her church’s communications, serving on the Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee, playing racquetball, family gatherings, and walking the trails around Polk City.
She has served on the Johnston Community School Board and Johnston Community School Foundation.
Julie has had the privilege of being married to Dean for 38 years and they have been blessed with two sons, Evan (29) and Miles (27).
Andrew earned a BBA from the University of South Dakota and currently is a Business Intelligence Developer at Hy-Vee. A multilingual analytics professional with a strong business background in retail, sales/marketing, and logistics, Andrew has served in similar marketing and logistics roles at Graebel Companies and Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation. His daily work is focused on transforming organizational decision-making through data.
A fitness enthusiast, Andrew also spent a year in Brazil as part of an exchange program and participated on the Winterset Area Skate Park Committee, which raised $100,000.00 in public and private grant funds. Andrew lives in Des Moines with his wife Carrie and son Andrik and attends The Mission Church.
Cole is the Director of Human Resources and Community Outreach Operations for HOPE Ministries in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has served for eighteen years. In addition, Cole directs Hope Ministries’ social enterprise efforts within its two ENCORE Thrift Stores, along with oversight of food services and clothing distributions to those in need.
Cole enjoys and has embraced a healthy lifestyle which includes activities such as road biking, running, disc golf and hunting/fishing. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. He and his wife, Stacy, and their two boys—Brennan and Aaron—reside in Urbandale and are involved in leadership and ministry at their church home, The Mission Church.
Aaron Bush is a 2018 graduate of The Master’s University in Southern California. He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business Finance and was awarded the Business Finance “Student of the Year” award. Upon graduation, Aaron joined JRW Investments, a real estate investment company with over 1 billion dollars of investments under management. He currently works in their Ankeny, Iowa offices.
In addition to his work, Aaron is active in his church and enjoys recording music and a sports podcast as well as growing in his knowledge of money management and investing.
Erik is a 15-year veteran in the private and business banking community in Central Iowa, currently serving in the Loan Production office of Security National Bank of Omaha’s downtown Des Moines office. An avid runner, triathlete, and photographer, Erik also serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Iowa Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Cornerstone of Hope Orphanage.
A longtime member of First Federated and The Mission Church, Erik resides in Urbandale, Iowa with his wife Jessica and three young daughters.
Tara is a PA-C who has recently worked in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals. She has recently relocated to the Charlotte, NC area and began working as a Physician Assistant with the Atrium Health System in November 2018.
Ashley is an Employee Benefits Consultant with Benefit Source Inc/Onebody3 where he works with employers and organizations to build systems that support and protect people while leveraging their human potential. Through Onebody3 he works with organizations to enhance cultures through purposeful environments; equipping individual contributors with purpose, well-being, and renewed spirits.
Prior to joining BSI/OB3, Ashley was in Honduras, Central America helping to oversee operations at a children’s home and aid in support and development of the surrounding community. He has also worked as an educator, business owner, and staff pastor over the years.
Ashley lives in West Des Moines, Iowa and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Shelia and four children, Isabella, Gabriel, Isaiah, and Liliana.
Gregg is the Human Resources Manager at ServiceMaster Green in Urbandale, Iowa, where he has worked since 2006. Prior to that, he and his wife Mindi were cross cultural church planters in Viña del Mar, Chile with World Team. Gregg served with World Team for 15 years following graduating from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in International Ministries. He has also pursued graduate level studies at Fuller Seminary and Moody Graduate School. Gregg has written video scripts for safety and promotional videos for the National Pork Board through a local business.
Gregg and his wife grew up at First Federated Church and have served there and at The Mission Church in various ministries. He currently teaches an Adult Bible Fellowship, serves in the children’s ministry, and is the Chairman of the elder board. Gregg has benefited from Fit for the King and Inspire conferences, and through his own “body stewardship journey,” he has lost over 100 pounds while maintaining good health. Gregg and Mindi live in Windsor Heights with their two sons, Josiah (17) and Benjamin (10).