Staff and Elders


Dr. Wes Wright - Senior Pastor

Dr. Wes Wright – Senior Minister


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.

Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, his blog, or shoot him an email.




Mike Brandow - Worship Minister

Mike Brandow – Worship/Youth Minister


Originally from Tualatin, OR. Mike moved to Eugene from Seattle to join us in January 2014 as our Worship Pastor. He graduated from Puget Sound Christian College, where he also met his wife Lisa. Mike and Lisa have one child, Jaycen, and a puppy. He loves music and sports, and has been a lifelong fan of the Oregon Ducks. Mike is excited to bring his 14 years of ministry experience to Santa Clara Church.


Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or shoot him an email.


Nan Brooks - Children's Ministry Director

Nan Brooks – Children’s Ministry Director


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.


Connect with her on Facebook, or shoot her an email.



Randall Dale - Missions Coordinator

Randall Dale – Missions Coordinator



Randal works with our Misson-Outreach efforts, and is also our project manager for major capital improvement projects.  His wife Terry is a retired registered nurse, and together they make an ideal couple for short-term mission trips.  They are passionate about loving people for Jesus at home.  With five faithful, Godly daughters, four equally matched son-in-laws, and seven grandchildren, you can tell they love people.

Connect with Randal via email or at the church office on Mondays (541.689.2127).



Shelly Ackerman - Office Administrator

Shelly Ramirez – Office Administrator



Shelly was born right here in Eugene, Oregon. Although, she has lived around the U.S.,
she came back to Oregon to raise her family. She is married and has one awesome teenage son.
Shelly has worked in the office for 6 years now and enjoys serving the church and community.

When not holding down the fort, she enjoys spending time with her family! Send her an email, call her at the office or on her cell phone at 541-870-3209 if you need to get in touch with her.

David Campbell

David Campbell



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!




Gale Cochell

Gale Cochell


Gale is a native Oregonian, originally from Cottage Grove. He and his wife, Teresa, moved to Eugene and started attending at Santa Clara in 2000. They have been married since in 1984 and have two children, a daughter, Alyssa Murphy and a son, Tyler. Gale is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has served the people of Oregon as a trooper with the Oregon State Police for over 22 years. He likes to ride his bicycle, watch college football, hike, read, volunteer at a local animal shelter and just be at home with his family.

You can contact Gale by sending him an e-mail.



Mel Gosser

Mel Gosser



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).




Tom Hayes

Tom Hayes



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.