Bill Carr - Interim Pastor

Pastor Bill has been serving in the Nazarene church for 49 years, 15 years as a District Superintendent. He was born in Oklahoma, and grew up there and in Texas. He and his wife Janet have three children, one deceased, and five grandchildren.

Jerry Morris - Executive Pastor

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


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Steve Bomar -
Worship Pastor

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.

Josh Geier - Youth Pastor

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.

Pastoral Care Team

If you know of someone from our church who could use an encouraging visit or is going to be hospitalized, please let us know! We would love to pray and chat with them as our team is able. Contact the church office at Thanks!

Beth Sorenson - 
Connections and Community Resource Pastor

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.



Bertie Miller - Office Administrator

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.

Ellen Pearson -
Early Childhood Director

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.



Efrain Munoz - Vida Salem Lead Pastor