About Inspired Life

Inspired Life is an organization working to help men and women, marriages, parents, children, leaders, educators, givers, and business owners live truly God inspired lives. Through retreats, speaking engagements, one-on-one appointments, coaching, and resources, we work to inspire and educate individuals in what it takes to live out all God created them for.

We also work to help Iowans navigate educational freedom by improving the quality of our children’s education through new initiatives and schools. We commit to giving support to ongoing excellent educational institutions and christian educators.

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!

Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. — Isaiah 40:31

Our Team

Tim Boettger
Tim Boettger
Executive Director

Tim grew up on a farm in west-central Iowa near the town of Harlan where he attended Harlan High School. In 1990 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a business degree in Personnel Management. It was at that time that he felt called by the Lord into full-time ministry. After serving at Okoboji Lutheran Bible camp for 4 years he and his wife Kris moved to Cedar Falls, IA in 1994. Tim took the Campus-Ministry Director position at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls and served as a Chaplain to the UNI football team. He later began serving as a teaching, marriage and family pastor at the church. After 20 years serving there he resigned and took a position as the director of Spiritual Care at The Western Home Communities here in Cedar Falls where he served for 7 years. As a step of faith he and his wife started Inspired Life in the later part of 2020. Tim has now become the director of this new ministry called Inspired Life that focuses on strengthening marriages and families in our state and is working to help shape the hearts and minds of the next generation through vibrant Christian education. Tim also speaks regularly on the Christian Crusaders radio program, at the Cedar Falls Bible Conference, and various other places around the Midwest. He also currently serves as President of the Cedar Falls Bible Conference Board, and serves on the Waterloo Christian School board.

Tim and and his wife Kris have two children, Isaac and Adrienne. Isaac serves as a professional football player, currently residing in Indianapolis, with his wife Katie and two children Clayton and Kiley. Adrienne serves as a teacher and the foundation director at Waterloo Christian School. Tim’s wife Kris runs a store named Barn Happy in a barn on their acreage just west of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
Visionary Executive

Eric Johnson grew up on a farm in central Iowa. He is a business owner and a third generation farmer. Eric is married to Rebecca and has two kids, Hannah and Alan. They enjoy spending time together as a family, traveling, and doing mission work. Eric has had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with a lot of people in missions and business over the years. Most recently, the Lord brought Eric and Tim Boettger together. They quickly learned of their shared passion for the Lord, sharing God's Word, and helping raise the next generation with a strong Biblical worldview. After a few meetings and prayer, they decided to take a leap of faith and move forward together serving in and leading the Inspired Life ministry.

Walt Rogers
Walt Rogers
Operations Director

Walt joined Inspired Life in 2022 after spending three years working for Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation as their Deputy Director. Walt served eight years in the Iowa statehouse representing Cedar Falls and Black Hawk County, where he solidified his reputation as a fiscally responsible legislator. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as an Assistant House Majority Leader in his first term. In 2012, Rogers was one of 17 Legislators around the country named as emerging leaders by GOPAC, an organization that helps train leaders. In 2016, Rogers was appointed by the Speaker of the House to chair the Education Committee where he led an acclaimed effort for local control and streamlining of decisions and funding in public education. Walt's diverse background includes a resume of plant supervisor, Quality Control Director, sales executive, artist and festival management, leadership consulting and Youth Pastor. Walt is married to his high school sweetheart Jenny, a retired Speech Language Pathologist. They have three adult children and 11 grandchildren.

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson
Educational Specialist

Rebecca Johnson is from rural Iowa and has been married to farmer and business owner, Eric, for 20 years. They have two kids, Hannah and Alan, and enjoy spending time together as a family, traveling, and doing mission work. Rebecca graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002 with a degree in Mathematics Education. After teaching high school mathematics in public education for several years, she continued to teach while pursuing her love of learning by obtaining a Master's of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University and a Master's of Arts Degree in School Leadership from Dordt University.

After teaching high school and community college-level mathematics courses for 12 years, Rebecca became the curriculum director and administrator at Timothy Christian School in Wellsburg, Iowa. The Lord gave Rebecca a heart and passion for Christian education and children, and she felt called by God to seek a higher purpose for her professional life. This higher purpose includes working with Inspired Life to expand educational opportunities for parents and children throughout Iowa.

Jenna Boren
Jenna Boren
Business Specialist

Jenna Boren grew up on a farm in Grundy County, Iowa. After graduating from college, Jenna worked for a large seed company for 8 years. She is now the business specialist for Johnson Seed & Grain Services and Impact Farms.Jenna has become part of the Inspired Life team through working relationships and is mainly working behind the scenes, focusing on bookkeeping.Jenna is married to Brett and has a son, Walker.

Samantha Fett
Samantha Fett
Marketing and Communications Director

Samantha Fett lives in Carlisle, IA with her husband Josh of 21 years, raising two daughters, Sophia, a graduate of Iowa State University and Cecelia, currently attending Grand Canyon University. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Samantha came to Iowa to attend Drake University in Des Moines, IA, graduating with a degree in journalism and advertising in 2001. After meeting her husband, she fell in love with rural living and decided to make Iowa the place to raise a family. Her and her husband are active members at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, which has a passion for supporting youth in the community.

Samantha has spent 20 years in the media and marketing field, including a leadership position running the Iowa Newspaper Association’s print and digital division for more than a decade. Samantha is a former Carlisle School Board member, which is what grew her passion for education and advocating for education solutions for parents in Iowa. She is also the chair of the Moms for Liberty Chapter in Warren County, IA and the Republican Nominee for Iowa House District 22 for the November 5th election.

Amy Hinders
Amy Hinders
Event Coordinator

Amy lives in Grundy Center with her husband, Austin, and son, Devin, who is one of three of their children. Their older children, Dylan and Haylee, are currently in college. Amy graduated from Grundy Center High School and later moved to Virginia Beach, VA where she worked at the Norfolk Naval Base.  While in Virginia, she joined the U.S. Marine Corps where she did basic training and supply school.  While serving in the U.S Marine CorpReserves, she attended Upper Iowa University for Business Administration and then worked for the U.S Department of Agriculture for 16 years. She now works as a BusinessSpecialist at Johnson Seed and Grain Services and Impact Farms. She also helps organize speaking events at Inspired Life. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, being outdoors, watching football and going to her sons sporting events.

Statement of Faith

Inspired Life bases its ministry on the following statement of faith:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God revealing the love and justice of God to the world. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16; Romans 1:18-2:11)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

We believe that all people everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and then being declared righteous before God. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to compliment each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)