The Whole Team

Scott Nelson

The Lord has blessed my wife Denise and me with four children, three sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law (Denise aptly calls them “in-loves”), and 12 grandchildren! Our time is filled, our house is often full, and our hearts are overflowing with thanksgiving for each of these dear gifts from the Lord. If I’m not spending time with…

Jared Boltman

Hello! My name is Jared and I’m so excited about what God is doing in people’s lives here at Morning Star. I’ve been on staff here since 2007 and I’ve been attending since 1999. I met my amazing wife here and we got married in 2006. I love our church family and how God is…

Jen Tompkins

First and foremost I’m a sold-out Jesus girl. I’m also an Oregonian through and through, with a weakness for kettlecorn and coffee. I’m married to Trent and mama to three ornery blessings: a sporty blonde son, a sassy redhead daughter, and a charming little Thai son who joined our family through adoption in 2012. I…

Tom Casey

Because of a personal struggle with drugs and alcohol as a teenager that lasted many years in to adulthood, I have always been interested in restoration.

Chris Meade

My heart and passion is to see people connect to Jesus, His mission, and to the church family.  If you are not connected yet at Morning Star, this is a great place to be!  As a guy who got into a lot of trouble as a kid, I have experienced the grace and love of…

Kenny Engelking

I first came to Morning Star in the winter of 1989–when I was born. I’ve grown up here and love Morning Star. I’m even named after Pastor Ken and Pastor Scott. My wife Alex and I are so thankful to be here and to be able to raise our two boys, Silas and Shepherd, here.…

Corin Wilson

Hey! My name is Corin and I love Jesus and making stuff sound good. This works practically in the part of my job that includes front of house sound engineering for worship bands and pastors. If I’m not back in the sound booth in either auditorium I’ll usually be up on stage playing guitar (one…

Greta Bryson

Two of my biggest passions in life are leading others in worship through music, and discipling youth. To have a job where God has beautifully merged these two callings is incredibly exciting! I began leading worship in my youth group band in 6th grade, so leading these students in worship each week feels just like…

Cora Post

Washington-born // California & Oregon-raised. I have lived in Oregon since 2008 and I never have plans to leave (unless God tells me otherwise). I have a video-game-loving brother and a wonderful mom and dad who have taught me to love others like Jesus did. Ever since I could speak I’ve been singing my little…

Robert Beckley

Hey there! My name is Robert and I’m originally from Eugene, OR. I trusted Jesus for the first time as an incoming freshman in high school and was transformed by His Spirit over the course of my high school years. That, along with the amazing leaders and mentors I had in that season, led to…