Our People (Page 2)

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 since 2014. My job is to coordinate all of the amazing volunteers who take care of our babies and toddlers every week…

Candy Escalante

Hi I’m Candy.  I love being a part of what God is doing here at Morning Star.  I have a passion for numbers and feel blessed that I would be able to serve in a manner that would allow my talents and passion to be put to work in a way that is satisfying and…

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…

Heather Elgin

Hi everyone, my name is Heather Elgin. I love living a life that supports others and, Lord willing, leads people to Himself – that’s why I love the work I do here at Morning Star! I am married to my best friend, James Elgin III. On December 10, 2018 we started the adventure of being…

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.…

Jim Smith

Howdy! A bit about me… I’m man who loves Jesus and my wife, and then miles below that, I’m also a SCUBA instructor, a computer nerd, an armchair philosopher, and an easily excitable conversationalist. My wife and I have spent the last almost ten years reaching out to the high school students here in Salem,…

Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Scott Nelson, President Michael Coursey, Member Bruce Thede, Member Josh Gordon, Member Ty Winters, Member Bob Trump, Secretary/Treasurer