Pastor Tom has been involved in full-time ministry as a pastor since 1991. Before coming to Our Savior’s, he served three country churches on the prairie of north central Montana. His “go anywhere, do anything” approach to ministry has led him to prairies, prisons, and service trips as far as South Africa and Brazil. Tom and his wife Brenda have three sons, Victor, Thomas, and Luke. Pastor Tom loves adventures especially in water. You may contact Pastor Tom at 503-399-8601 or [email protected]
Pastor Dan has passionately served God in ministry roles for over 40 years, bringing the Word to all ages. Before coming to Our Savior’s, he ministered to youth, young adults, and seniors in churches small and large across the country. Pastor Dan has also comforted people during difficult times as a hospital and military chaplain. He currently teaches pastors-in-training at several seminaries locally and abroad. Pastor Dan deeply enjoys studying the Bible and talking about faith-related issues with fellow Christians. He feels blessed to continue serving here with us at Our Savior’s. Pastor Dan is ready to offer his wisdom, guidance, and friendly smile to help deepen your faith journey. You may contact Pastor Dan at 503-399-8601 or [email protected].
Maren Frith is our Office Administrator. She was born and raised in Salem and has attended Our Savior’s since 1989. Maren has worked in office administration for 15 years and enjoys working with the public. When she’s not working at Our Savior’s, Maren is either busy teaching Musical Theater to first through fifth graders or hanging out with her three amazing children. You may contact Maren at [email protected].
DIRECTOR OF CHURCH LIFE
Sarah Aguilar has been serving at Our Savior’s as staff since 2001. She was involved with Children’s Ministry, until she moved to her current position as Director of Church Life. She is married to her college sweetheart, Tony and has two grown sons, and a niece, who is more like a daughter. Sarah is originally from Hawaii, but for the last 30+ years has called the Pacific Northwest her home. She would love the opportunity to meet with you. Feel free to stop by her office to chat about what Church Life means to you! You may contact Sarah at [email protected].
INTERIM YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Lena Anderson is excited to be stepping back into youth ministry! After Lena finished school at Trinity Lutheran College, with a Bachelors degree in Youth and Family Ministry, she was the Youth Director at Our Savior’s for almost 10 years. For these last couple of years, she has enjoyed working in social work, and then teaching at Crosshill Christian Elementary. Lena has four children, ages 13 down to 10. Lena’s amazing husband loves ministry too! Lena is passionate about youth knowing Jesus and helping them build an authentic and growing faith in Him! You may contact her at [email protected].
INTERIM CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Michelle Merritt is excited to join the Our Savior’s staff as the interim Children’s Ministry Director. She has previously worked in children’s and youth ministry, as well as taught special education. Michelle and her husband have 3 young kids. She enjoys baking and reading with her kids and spending time with her family! You may contact Michelle at [email protected]