Outstanding Alumni Award
Director of Youth Ministry, Prairie Ridge Church
College wasn’t a breeze for Joseph Weber. Not sure of what direction he wanted to take, he struggled in his early years on DMACC’s Boone Campus. But with support from instructors, fellow students, and DMACC counselors, Joseph worked hard and earned his Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts on DMACC Boone Campus in 2010.
Upon graduation, he felt called to serve others and became a Youth Pastor in Boone. During his seven years in that role, he tackled the struggles of his youth and worked to build relationships with students, provide encouragement, stability and guidance, and lead the next generation of parishioners.
Inspired by his work in the ministry, he returned to school, earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Today, he is the Director of Youth Ministry at Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny where he continues to mentor and support youth and families from across the region, and participates in an international ministry that serves the less fortunate.
His roots in Boone still run deep as he was active in the community as a supporter of local schools, students and staff. Over the years, Joseph has regularly organized events like Literacy Nights, STEM Nights, Glow Stick Dances, Block Parties, and more….designed to boost pride in Boone’s schools and students. He so believes in the importance of education that he has run for the Boone School Board.
Lauded for his ability to see a need and activate a plan to address it, Joseph is a great ambassador for Boone and the DMACC Boone Campus, and a deserving winner of a 2021 DMACC Outstanding Alumni Award.