Support Staff

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 am able to serve in a manner that allows my talents and passion to be put to work in a way that is satisfying and beneficial. In my spare time, I like to cook, sew, and spend time with loved ones. I came to know the Lord 26 years ago and have had…

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 Denise’s home years ago. We have three growns, ten grandkids, a daughter-in-law and a couple of future and former daughter-in-laws whom we love and are…

Kate Snegirev

Admin for Student Ministries Hi there! I’m Kate! I’ve grown up here at Morning Star and started working here in 2011. I am the graphic designer for the church and administrative assistant for Student Ministries—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 I do helps ministry happen for Jesus’ kingdom, and I can’t think of a better way to make a living.…

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 parents to our boy, Oliver Justin, and we couldn’t be more in love or grateful that the Lord purposed us to be his parents! I…

Kaylee Beckley

Receptionist, Event Coordinator and Admin for Community Groups, Pastoral Care, Young Adults, First Impressions, and Men’s Ministries. 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 hometown of Milwaukie. I found Morning Star during my third year at Corban University, thanks to my husband. Robert and I love sharing Jesus with high schoolers, so we’re thankful to…

Wes Schomus

Lights! Camera! Action! I love adventuring in God’s beautiful outdoors with my wife, friends, and family. As a lifelong part of the Morning Star family, it is an honor to serve on staff in a department God has given me a passion for. Connecting people with God’s love through tech and fellowship.

Zach Berg

Hi there. I’m Zach. I have attended Morning Star since 2008 and served in Student Ministries for almost ten years. I love a hard days’ work and am thrilled to be able to serve our church family now in this new way (maintenance) as a member of the staff. I also enjoy playing video games, hiking, and listening to audio books. My wife and I are so blessed to be part of Morning Star, and are looking forward to where…

Jim Smith

So this is my daughter Maddie. She’s still pretty new here to the planet. Rather than spending my bio talking about me, I’m gunna talk about her and what I want for her. I want her to grow up and know Jesus. I don’t want her to just know about Him, I want her to love Jesus with the depth and genuine passion with which I love her. I want her to avoid my mistakes of rampant pride and wasted…