Meet Our Elders.
Steve grew up as an MK (missionary kid) in Japan, where his parents and maternal grandparents were missionaries. He graduated from Puget Sound College of the Bible in Seattle, and completed his degree at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Tennessee. He and his wife, Merilee, have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and an unofficial granddaughter in Jakarta, Indonesia. Steve served for 30 years as senior minister in churches in North Carolina and Oregon. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Northwest Christian University. Steve holds FAA pilot certificates including Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instrument Flight Instructor, and others. He has flown as pilot 6,000+ hours and runs his own aviation business. Steve is Chairman of the Elders.
Ed’s roots at Santa Clara Church go back to the summer of 1957 when his parents moved to Eugene from southern California. At an early age, he enjoyed going to Sunday school, Church and attending youth group functions. Ed and his wife Sheryl were married February 9th, 1973 by Bud Palmer, the associate pastor at Santa Clara Church at that time. He first became an Elder at First Christian Church in Napa, California in 1983 about seven or eight months before moving his family back to Eugene. He was invited to join the Santa Clara eldership when Charles Crane was the pastor.
Ed enjoys working with Wes and serving the church along with the other Elders. As for hobbies, he loves to cook, read, and does a little fishing and traveling with his wife.
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.
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.