Our Staff

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Senior Pastor, Bob Hanna 
503-363-9273 Ext. 306

Bob is a native Oregonian and was raised in Central Oregon (Powell Butte).  Bob is married to Julie Hanna.  They have two adult sons. Chip lives in Denver, CO.  Tyler lives in Corvalis, OR.  Bob and Julie met while attending Northwest Christian College.  Bob did his seminary degree through Brite Divinity at Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).  The Hanna's came to Salem First Christian Church in 2007 after serving at Lynchwood Christian Church in Portland, OR for 15 years.


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Music Director, Judy Dyer 
503-363-9273 Ext. 304

Judy Dyer has had over 40 years of music and worship experience in Disciple of Christ churches, including 20 years as director of music at Salem First Christian Church.  In addition, she is director of Salem's Just For Fun singers and The Noteables, who meet and rehearse weekly at FCC. She also has composed many choral anthems and  written and directed many children and adult musicals and plays that have been presented  by churches throughout the United States.


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Children’s Ministry Director, Laurie Dyer 
503-363-9273 Ext. 305

Laurie Dyer is a lifelong Oregonian, spending half of those years as a member of Salem First Christian Church, along with her husband and their three sons. Laurie's commitment to her own sons is only rivaled by her commitment to all God's children. Trained in Early Childhood Education, Laurie has dedicated most of her life to the needs of children. Her calling to serve Christ with children, her own three sons and all of our children led her to join the church staff in 2007."


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Director of Ministry Involvement, Michelle Gorman
503-363-9273 Ext. 302

Michelle Gorman was born and raised in Keizer, Oregon and grew up attending Keizer Christian Church. She is helping to engage and channel the energies of the Church and its members in meeting the internal and external needs and aspirations of our community. Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to cultivate involvement in the Salem FCC community including efforts to welcome and engage new members, promote volunteer activity, and to build and strengthen community and congregational life.


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Business Administrator, Leanne Griffin
503-363-9273 Ext. 310

Leanne Griffin is the new Business Administrator. She comes to First Christian Church with an extensive background and experience in accounting and office administration.


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Secretary, Melissa Houston
503-363-9273 Ext. 301

Melissa Houston produces the Church Scroll, a bi-monthly newsletter, and the weekly Sunday Bulletins. She maintains the church calendar; helps manage the church database and the website; and processes the Accounts Payable in conjunction with the Business Administrator. She is the first to greet you when you telephone or walk into the church office; and she began working here in 2003.


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Praise Team Leader, Billy Strehlow

Billy Strehlow was born and raised in Armour, South Dakota.  After high school, he joined the army and was stationed in Texas and then Germany for a total of five years.  Since then he has lived in Oregon and currently resides in Silverton where his wife, Dena and three children, Kayla, Cody and Jordan are his primary ministry. His greatest moments are when God works through him to speak to a deep need of a listener.

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Director of Youth, Young Adults and Young Families, Taylor Lind
503-363-9273 Ext. 303

Taylor Lind is the new Director of Youth, Young Adults and Young Families. He comes to Salem from Springfield, Oregon where he served as a youth intern at Northwood Christian Church and as the lead pastor at Glenwood Christian Church. He is married to Misha and together they enjoy hiking and being outdoors. Taylor is extremely passionate about engaging youth and seeing people grow towards the lord.

Keeper of the House, Mark Ridings 
503-363-9273 Ext. 307

Nursery Coordinator, Teri Garland

Organist, Marilyn Reischke
Security, John Erickson, Brian Smith and Terrance Jull
Sound Engineer, Loring Hermann

Video Engineer, Ed Vawter