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 Jody has served in ministry since 2001, beginning with Youth and Family Ministry. Before coming to Our Savior’s, she served a two-point rural congregation in northern Wisconsin, as well as ministering as a hospice chaplain. She currently works with the NALC in the area of intentional discipleship formation. Whether she is working with families, small groups or individuals, her ministry passions are built on a strong desire for community. Pastor Jody loves spending time outdoors and exploring the coast, as well as, traveling to unknown places. Her addictions include: espresso and really good cheese. Jody, her husband Chad, and their three kids: Maggie, Lucy and Gus are excited to be part of Our Savior’s and Salem. You may contact Pastor Jody at 503-399-8601 or [email protected]

Dan Lioy

Biblical Professor

Pastor Dan has been involved in full time ministry since 1984. Before coming to Our Savior’s, his ministry experience included serving youth, young adults, and older adults in small- to medium-sized congregations, located in the South, Midwest, and West coast. He has also served as a chaplain in hospital and military settings. He currently is a seminary professor, including faculty appointments at Portland Seminary, the Institute of Lutheran Theology, and South African Theological Seminary. He enjoys studying and teaching Scripture, along with engaging fellow Christians in thoughtful conversations about their faith. He and his wife, Marcia, along with their son, Joshua, and his wife, Rachel, welcome opportunities to experience the outdoor adventures that Oregon offers, including hiking along forested trails, driving through the scenic mountain roads, and visiting beaches up and down the coast. He looks forward to continued opportunities for service at Our Savior’s. 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].

Heath Brady

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Heath Brady is our Children, Youth and Family Director. Heath has lived his entire life in the greater Seattle, Washington area. His wife Andrea and Heath moved to Salem in 2021, and they have five children. He graduated with a Masters in Divinity from Faith International University in Tacoma, Washington, where he is continuing his education, pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Transformational Leadership. Prior to coming to OSLC Heath had served as a Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and directed various ministries for children, youth and college students. He also coached youth football, basketball and baseball for over 20 years. Besides serving in ministry and coaching, he loves to travel (specifically to Disneyland), anything having to do with Superman, and hosting podcasts. [email protected]



Kathy Lawson is our new bookkeeper. You may contact Kathy at [email protected].