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 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 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…

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

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 I do helps ministry happen at Morning Star, and I can’t think of a better way to make a living. On an unrelated note, I…

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

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. 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 work alongside each other within the same ministry. We’re fairly different, but we work well together.…
Wes Schomus

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.

Tyler Post

Hi! My name is Tyler, and I love Jesus and my wife Cora. I enjoy music, and rather than list out a list of things I like, there’s a song with deep emotional significance to me, I’d rather just let it tell you what matters to me. 🙂

Zach Berg

Hi there. I’m Zach. I have attended Morning Star since 2008 and I have served in youth ministry since 2010. I love a hard days work and am thrilled to be able to serve our church family in this new way. I also enjoy playing video games, hiking, and listening to audio books. My wife and I are so blessed to be apart of Morning Star and where the Lord is taking us. 

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, and we love our extended family of all the students who’ve walked with us through the years. I spend lots of weekends off SCUBA diving.…