Our People (Page 2)

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…

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…

Kate Kinney

Hi there! I’m Kate! I’ve grown up here at Morning Star and started working here in 2011. I am the Administrative Assistant for Student Ministries and the graphic designer (which means I do a lot of paperwork and get to make pretty things). This is pretty much my dream job, because even the smallest thing…

Kaylee Beckley

Hello! My name is Kaylee Beckley and I am passionate about serving God and His people. Being born and raised in Oregon, it was not my heart’s desire to wander far from my home-town of Milwaukie. Staying close to home, I found Morning Star during my third year at Corban University, thanks to my husband.…

Heather Elgin

Hi everyone, my name is Heather Elgin. I married my best friend (James Elgin III) AND started working at Morning Star in 2015, so that was a good year! I love living a life that supports others and, Lord willing, leads people to Himself. On December 10, 2018 we started the adventure of being parents…

Chris Weaver

First and foremost, I’m a follower of Jesus. A sinner saved by grace. I know that what Jesus has done for me is simple. He’s done for me what I can’t do for myself. I also know that family, relationships, and life in general are rarely simple or easy. I love that I get to…