Ministry Team

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…

Phil Nelson

When I’m not at the church arranging vocal parts and band charts, my favorite place to be is where my wife Shalia is. Whether it’s watching lifetime movies or shopping in Woodburn, I love being with her. I enjoy reading and learning new things as often as I can. I also love sports–especially the NFL…

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.…

Michael Engelking

Hey, I’m Michael! I’m married to Kristin… she’s awesome. We have two kids, Norah and Jack. We think they’re pretty great. Things I like: good coffee, tacos, Parks & Recreation, guitars, synthesizers, Sunriver, OR. Things I wish I liked: exercise, eating healthy More importantly, though, I love seeing my generation meet Jesus, learn to walk…

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…

Marc Arima

My name is Marc Arima. I am the Middle School Director and oversee Highlife and Sunlife. I enjoy golfing, video games, watching movies and TV too much (I’m working on it). I was born and raised in Idaho. I have been married to my wife Krysten for over two years now. She is an amazing blessing to…

Katrina Kennedy

Hello! I’m originally from Washington and moved to Salem in 2005 to attend Corban University. I’ve been going to Morning Star for over ten years now and I love this church and its people so much! Being a Student Ministries Director means I get to hang out with students and leaders and talk about life and…