Hello Morning Star family, I’m William (Bill) Schutz. My wonderful and lovely wife Jan and I have been married for 35 years since both graduating from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!!). I retired in 2017 after spending 40 years in service with the U.S. Army and the Oregon Army National Guard. We have two awesome daughters. Melissa is currently a Major in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC but will soon be returning to Oregon to continue her military career with the Oregon National Guard. Her husband Kyle is a Salem Police Officer. They have a daughter Adelynn (3) and a son Everett (7 months). Our youngest daughter is Cassandra who works for a mortgage company in Salem. Her husband Brandon is a Deputy Sheriff for Linn County. As you can imagine we all have very busy lives but we love to spend time together (when we can) traveling, hiking, camping, or simply enjoying a nice dinner on the patio.
Jan and I have been attending Morning Star Community Church for 28 years, since January of 1992. I am involved in the Safety and Security ministry and Jan has worked for the children’s ministry. Jan and I have facilitated marriage enrichment classes; The Five Love Languages. We both love the teachings by Pastor Scott and his mentoring of the other pastors in the church which has helped us determine Morning Star is where we belong. The Morning Star family is another BIG draw, to include our awesome community group.
I am committed to follow the direction our pastors have laid out for us and to assist our Morning Star family in doing the same. I am equally committed to be a source of inspiration if you need some, a shoulder to cry on if you need one or to lead you in prayer. Together let’s pursue a Jesus-first life.