HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW JESUS.
We accomplish this through our four core values
Connect – with God and each other in corporate worship
Grow – toward Christlikeness in discipleship, through intentional lifegroups.
Serve – one another in the spirit of Christ
Go – to our broader community and the world with the good news of God’s grace
“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”
HelpING people find and follow Jesus
Wes has been with us since 2008. He’s originally from Missouri, but moved to Oregon to help lead our church. He has an M.Div, and a D.Min., and he has taught at St. Louis Christian College and Northwest Christian University. He is Jo’s husband and Micah and Samantha’s father. Sissy is his daughter-in-law and he has the world’s best grandson named Calvin.
Nan fearlessly heads up our children’s ministry. She’s passionate about of children learning about God. Through
experiential learning, long-term ministry goals, and family involvement, she leads our children and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
“I have been attending Santa Clara since I was in junior high school and truly love all the people who make up our church family. I am excited to have taken a role in the office where I get to work with everyone on a daily basis. When I am not working, I adore time with my husband on our motorcycle enjoying all the beauty that Oregon has to offer and running/hiking on all the trails we have nearby. I also love being at home to wrangle our house full of teenagers.”
David Campbell and his wife, Dorothy, have been members of Santa Clara Church for over 30 years. They have two daughters and five grandchildren. Their daughter Angela and family are also active members at SCC. David recently retired from 25 years of making the best donuts in all of Eugene, but if you’re lucky you might catch him in the back of Cal’s Donuts. David enjoys fishing, bicycling, traveling, and scuba diving. Want to contact him? Give him at call (541-998-1239) or find him at church on Sundays!
Tom has been an Oregonian all of his life. He loves the area for it beauty, and all that it has to offer. He’s married to his best friend that he met while attending church camp as children. This year marks his 30th year of marriage. Tom and Ronalyn have two grown children he’s extremely proud of.
Tom would be out-of-town riding a bike everyday, if he could just figure out how to pay his bills by riding. But instead, you can find him painting vehicles in a local body shop during the week. Send him an email if you need to contact him.
Mel was born in Salem, Oregon, and is passionate about seeing people in our community strengthened in their walk with Jesus. He and his wife are happily married, and have been for over 60 years. Mel has served the Kingdom for over 30 years as an Elder. First at Westside Christian Church, and now here at Santa Clara since 1993.
You can reach him by email or by phone (541-912-2539).
Steve grew up as an MK (missionary kid) in Japan, where his parents and maternal grandparents were missionaries. He came back to the States for his senior year in high school and graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle. At Lincoln, he met Merilee Owen who became his wife in 1973. Steve graduated from Puget Sound College of the Bible in Seattle, then completed an MDiv degree at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Tennessee. He and Merilee have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and 1 unofficial granddaughter in Jakarta, Indonesia. Steve served for 30 years as senior minister in churches in North Carolina and Oregon. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Northwest Christian University. Steve holds FAA pilot certificates including Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, and others. He has flown as pilot 6,000 hours. Steve currently is the Director of the Aviation Academy for Lane Community College, overseeing training of pilots and aircraft mechanics. His travels have included Europe, the Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and Japan. His hobbies include photography, woodworking, and riding his Harley. Steve’s passion for SCC is for he and Merilee to work alongside staff and other servant-leaders to reach the community for Christ, to grow to 500+ within 5 years (by 2022), and to help ensure SCC offers growth, service, and relational opportunities for those who are part of the church.
Ed’s roots at Santa Clara Church go back to the summer of 1957 when his parents moved to Eugene from southern California. At an early age, he enjoyed going to Sunday school, Church and attending youth group functions. Ed and his wife Sheryl were married February 9th, 1973 by Bud Palmer, the associate pastor at Santa Clara Church at that time. He first became an Elder at First Christian Church in Napa, California in 1983 about seven or eight months before moving his family back to Eugene. He was invited to join the Santa Clara eldership when Charles Crane was the pastor.
Ed enjoys working with Wes and serving the church along with the other Elders. As for hobbies, he loves to cook, read, and does a little fishing and traveling with his wife. His personal email address is: email@example.com and you are welcome to contact Ed at any time.
Want to worship with us?
Coming to a new church can be intimidating. We want to help make that first time as easy as possible. On Sunday stop by the Welcome Center right inside the front doors and we will help with all your needs, from checking in your Kids, to getting you a cup of coffee. If you want click the link to the right and let us know you are coming and we will be looking out for you!