Thank You for Supporting the Ministry of 

Emmaus House!

You can support the ministry of Emmaus House in numerous important ways!  In addition to volunteering your time and talent, we rely on the financial generosity of people like you to sustain our day-to-day operations.  Also, we currently have a Capital Campain underway to ensure that we continue to provide spiritual companionship and a safe place to recognize and respond to the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives! 

Be a Part of Our Mission!


Please email us and let us know about your gifts and talents!

Creating a Lasting Legacy 

 Capital Campaign

“Our Work for the Future: Be a Spark of Light,

a Center of Love and a Leaven in the World.”

Bishop Dingman, April 1987


More and more people come to Emmaus House each year to enjoy the many ministries that we provide.  To meet the growing and changing needs, Emmaus seeks a more accommodating facility.  The current retreat house is too small and lacks adequate restrooms.  Also, parts of the house no longer meet city code.  There is inadequate on-street parking, and the building lacks accessibility, especially for those who cannot climb stairs.  Furthermore, the rooms are cramped and cannot seat more than 10-12 people comfortably.


These factors have deterred people from attending spiritual retreats and have hindered the ability of others to participate in individual spiritual direction.  As a result of the lack of accessibility of the house, many members of the Diocese and community cannot participate in the ministries Emmaus offers.  No amount of renovation can overcome the many limitations of the current location.


Please consider being a part of the legacy and ministry of Emmaus House!  For more information on our needs, as well as details on the plan for meeting those needs, please click here!  To donate to our Capital Campaign, please click the link below.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you for your prayerful consideration!

Capital Campaign

Make a Recurring Donation

Make a One-Time Donation

Set Up a Recurring

General Donation

Thank you for your generosity!

1521 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314