Our People (Page 2)

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…

Lucy Younis

You might not know me by name, but you might know me by what the kids call me: the Bubble Lady. I love Jesus, I love my family, I love Morning Star, I love kids, and I love bubbles. As a mom and as our Children’s Ministries Director, the thing that makes my heart the…

Louie Schmitz

Hi, I’m Louie! I love disc golf, the Oregon Ducks, Philadelphia Eagles, Spanish, coffee, and random facts. Did you know that 95% of statistics are made up? I am married to Katrina and we have two children, Sadie and Griffin. We love living day by day and seeing where God takes us. Bridge 45 is…

Emily Zhu

Hi, Friends! I’m Emily and I am a overboard, die-hard Jesus freak! I am a lover of coffee in large doses, hiking where there aren’t any trails and cheering way too loud for my favorite football team (hint: they’re green and yellow and rhyme with the shmoregon trucks). I started attending Morning Star in the…

Candace Lute

Hi, I’m Candace. I am a wife, a mama to three boys, and I love Jesus and my church! I have had the privilege of working in Children’s Ministries here at Morning Star for the past two years. My job is to coordinate all of the amazing volunteers who take care of our babies and toddlers…

Sue Richmond

I was born and raised in Medford, moved to Salem in 1986, and have attended Morning Star since my first week in Salem. My husband Bud and I have two grown sons, Jeremy (Juliana) and Brett (Kate), and seven grandkids. We enjoy spending time with our family, our dogs Puanani and Muffin, traveling, and playing…

Joanne Mosgrove

Hi there. I’m Jo. I’m secretary to Pastor Scott and have been for over 30 years. I also get to help with pastoral care and other aspects of life at Morning Star.  My husband Royce and I have been married since 1969 and at Morning Star since it was a Bible study in Pastor Scott and…