Our Mission, Vision, & Values


Mission: To provide spiritual companionship and a safe place to recognize and respond to the workings of the Spirit in our lives. 


Vision: To be a Spark of Light, Center of Love and Leaven in a world in need of God's compassion, mercy and healing.


ValuesEveryone’s story is held sacred. Everyone’s story is valuable and deserves to be heard.

Emmaus House, a ministry of the Diocese of Des Moines, is open to people of all faiths. The Emmaus story in St. Luke’s Gospel is the model for the ministry. Emmaus offers hospitality, companionship, spiritual direction and a place for quiet prayer and reflection, at the House and in other settings.

1521 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314