Pastoral Staff:

Lead Pastor
Tim English

Tim and Rhonda English come to Salem First Church from nearby McMinnville, OR. Tim brings over 30 years of pastoral leadership including as a student pastor, a lead pastor in Michigan, and most recently as the Spiritual Formation pastor in MAC. He’s a graduate from Azusa Pacific University in Business Administration, and was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2018. Tim and Rhonda have two adult daughters who are serving on staff in McMinnville churches. As you get to know Tim and Rhonda, you’ll see their love for worship and passion to see people grow in their love for God. In his weekly teaching of God’s Word, Pastor Tim aims to give you and your friends practical ideas you can use in your daily life.

Traditional Service Worship Leader
John Wack

Come welcome John on Sunday mornings at 9:00am as the Traditional Service Worship Leader!

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Modern Service Worship Leader
Megan Ashton

Come welcome Megan on Sunday mornings at 10:45am as the Modern Worship Leader!

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Young Adults Pastor
Bryant Ashton

Welcome Bryant as our new Young Adults Pastor!

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Youth Pastor
Josh Geier

Joshua is the Youth Pastor here at Salem First Church of the Nazarene. Prior to that Josh was a substitute teacher in local schools and spent his summers working at Canyonview Camp. Josh loves being goofy, doing fun activities with students, and watching God change students’ lives.

Children’s Pastor
Erinn Goodwin

Welcome Erinn as our new Children’s Pastor!

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Associate: Pastoral Care
Jerry Morris

Jerry has been a pastor at Salem First since July, 2006. Prior to SFN his ministry assignments included four years as a youth worker, and 22 years as a lead pastor. He married his wife, Cathi, on Father’s day in 1975. They have two sons and four grandsons.

Discipleship Pastor
Steve Bomar

Steve Bomar has over twenty years of ministry experience that include leading worship, small groups, youth ministry, summer camps, church planting, university faculty, and significant time behind a coffee bar as a barista. He was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2007 and brings with him a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies, a Master of Divinity from Fresno Pacific University’s Biblical Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Point Loma Nazarene University. Steve is married to Anne and they have two boys at home.

Pastoral Care Team:

Connections and Community Resource Pastor
Beth Sorenson

Beth grew up at Salem First and received her degree from Northwest Nazarene University. She served as a Children’s Pastor in three other Nazarene churches in the Oregon Pacific Church of the Nazarene District, for over 19 years. She also works for the Marion County Elections Department. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and her two boys.


Office Administrator
Bertie Miller

Bertie grew up and attended schools in Stayton, St. Helens, and Portland Oregon. After graduating from Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Bertie taught for a few years then co-owned a pizza parlor with her husband and worked for a variety of businesses in the administrative and customer services areas. From 1993-95, she and her family went on an adventure to Indonesia, where she taught kindergarten at Sekolah Pelita Harapan. She has worked at Salem Naz since 2002. Bertie has been married to Ron, her college sweetheart since 1973.

Early Childhood Director
Ellen Pearson

Ellen in the Early Childhood Director here at Salem First Church of the Nazarene and has been working with children at Salem First her home church of many years. Ellen loves getting to know young children and their families. It is always a joy for her to work with a wonderful team of volunteers and to find creative ways
to introduce children to Jesus.