PHOTOS: Iowans celebrate Inauguration Week with praise, prayer

Des Moines, IOWA – The opening days of Iowa’s Legislative Session are surrounded with many events, including our elected leaders taking the oaths of office, the Governor’s Condition of the State Address, the formal Inaugural Ball, and more.

This year, The FAMiLY Leader was honored to be a part of it all and even added to the festivities by organizing a praise and prayer event at the Iowa Capitol to start this Legislative Session right by committing our state and our leaders to the Lord.

Below are just some of the photos takes from the many events kicking off the 2023 Legislative Session:

The Iowa Capitol Rotunda filled with worship and song for TFL’s “Gather at the Gate” prayer and praise service


Leading prayer at “Gather at the Gate” service, Jan. 9, 2023


TFL’s Darla Vander Plaats (right) greets newly elected Iowa Rep. Luana Stoltenberg (left) at “Gather at the Gate”


TFL team members meet with newly chosen Iowa Senate President Amy Sinclair


TFL Team providing rapid response to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address


TFL’s Chuck Hurley and Duane Nordquist meet with newly elected Iowa State Rep. Helena Hayes


TFL;s Chuck Hurley meets with Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Mike Naig (left) and Iowa Sec. of State Paul Pate (right)


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and TFL’s Greg Baker at a prayer event for the Governor


TFL, pastors, and their families gather at prayer event for Iowa’s Gov. Kim Reynolds


TFL’s Denise Bubeck, Greg Baker, Bob and Darla Vander Plaats honored to participate in Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Inauguration


The lighting for photos was terrible, but the evening was wonderful at the Governor’s Inaugural Ball


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds greets TFL’s Bob and Darla Vander Plaats at Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion reception