Children

Louie Schmitz

Hi, I’m Louie! I am married to my amazing wife, Katrina and we have three children, Sadie, Griffin and Penelope. We love going to new parks and playgrounds.  I love all kinds of sports. My favorite is for sure basketball. I’m only a fan of college basketball once March Madness rolls around, and I pride myself in picking Kansas to win every year since 2008 (it’s only worked once). Although I live in Oregon, I’m a Golden State Warriors fan…

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 at church.  We have some incredible people loving on our little ones each week and I am so blessed to be part of this ministry. …

Yena Lee

Hey, friends! I’m Yena. I grew up in Salem for most of my life and started attending Morning Star with my family in 2003 and I’ve been here ever since. I have been serving in Highlife as a middle school leader for the past few years and started working here in July. I am the Kindergarten and Family Events Coordinator which is just a fancy way of saying I get to work with littles and awesome families! One of my…

Savanna Yuzko

Hey ya’ll! My name is Savanna, I am Washington born and Oregon raised! Got married in 2007 at 19 to my hardworking husband, Alex. We have 2 gorgeous girls, Baylee June and Charlottle (Charlee) Mae and the newest member to our little family the handsome little man named Colton Aleksandr. We started going to Morning Star in 2009 when our oldest was 6 months old and never looked back. We absolutely love the home we found at this church and…