Our Leadership

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Dan Bullis

Worship & Fine Arts

Hello, my name is Dan Bullis. I am the Pastor of Worship and Fine Arts. My wife Jeni and I have been married 22 years, and have two sons, Nathan and Sam.

I was born in Oregon and raised in Salem, and attended Peoples Church with my family through my Jr. High, High School and college years (1978-91). After graduating from McKay High School, I attended Chemeketa Community College and ultimately graduated from Willamette University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. I taught choral music in the area public schools for three years before becoming the worship pastor at Church on the Hill in south Salem, where I spent six years on staff.

I enjoy staying busy with building projects around the house, baking bread for family and guests, Saturday walking and talking with Jeni, and super hero shows with the boys. Our family enjoys trips to the beach or camping trips in the summer.

I have been a worship leader for over 25 years, and I am blessed to serve here at the Peoples Church, my hometown, and in the church where my love for music and worship began.

Rob Bennett

Hello, my name is Rob Bennett. I was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. My wife Stephanie and I have been married since 2014 and have three young children, Ethan, Judah, and Kayleigh.

Stephanie and I over the years have served in youth, young adults, and various other ministries. We have a heart for missions, having lead or been part of several missions trips. Prior to coming on staff, we served as Lead Campus Pastors at a sister church in Oregon. I currently lead the Children’s Ministries at Peoples Church. Stephanie and I are Seattle Seahawks fans, we love spending time with family and friends, coffee and traveling. I graduated from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington and I am pursuing a graduate degree in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.

Stephanie Bennett

Hello, My name is Stephanie Bennett. I was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon. I serve alongside my husband Rob in our PC Kids ministry to children. Rob and I have been married since 2014 and have three young children Ethan, Judah, and Kayleigh.

I graduated from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon with a degree in Bible/Theology and Educational Ministries and licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. I oversee the early childhood ministry and Girl’s ministries department.

I have a desire to see all children raised with a passion for the Lord. I have a big heart for missions and have traveled overseas on several medical mission trips. I love to spend time with my family, reading books, working in the yard, and enjoying the outdoors.

Kristina Chira

Hello, my name is Kristina Chira. I oversee the youngest of our church family, from nursery through Kindergarten. From as far back as I can remember, I always had the desire to be a teacher. I studied early childhood development in college and spent time working with children in as many avenues as possible. I completed my biblical studies at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas before becoming certified with the Assemblies of God.

I was born and raised in Russia before emigrating to the United States. My husband, Yuriy, is an executive chef and restaurateur. We have three beautiful children, David, Sophia and Samuel.

Aren Jensen

Community & Discipleship

Hello, my name is Aren Jensen. I am a native Salemite.  My wife Heather and I have been married since 1998 and have three sons and one daughter.  I graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture.  My ministry training was gained through Global University’s Berean School of Ministry. I am also involved in my family’s landscaping business.

We have ministered in Salem for many years in the Foursquare and Assemblies of God denominations.  We have been youth pastors for ten years, the last several being at Peoples Church. Our ministry focus is student/college-age and single adults.

In addition to caring for college students and single adults in the Salem area, I love to hit the links for a round now and then along with gardening and spending time with my family.

Bill Bates

Seniors & Care Ministries

Hello, my name is Bill Bates. My wife Becca and I moved to Salem in 2018 after over 40 years of ministry in Washington as both associate and lead pastors. So, my role here at Peoples Church as Pastor of Pastoral Care is a natural fit, having done it almost all of my life. We are the proud parents of five children (all in full-time ministry in Oregon, California and Texas) and five grandchildren.

I received my education from Northwest University with a BA in Biblical Studies in 1975 and then obtained a DMin from Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry in 1999. I have been privileged to travel to over 20 countries in ministry and operated a ministry school that had 94 graduates with many of them currently in full-time ministry.

As a couple we love to visit our grandchildren, explore the Northwest, and enjoy various eating establishments. My wife Becca is a part-time employee of Edward Jones. I enjoy doing just about anything that gets me outdoors, which includes hunting and fishing, golfing and hiking, and just recently, skydiving!

Louis Menjivar

Hispanic Ministries Pastor

Hello, my name is Louis Menjivar. I was born in El Salvador, Central America. I hold a Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling from Vision International University, a license in theology from University Evangelical Nicaraguans Martin Luther King Jr. and a Bachelor’s degree in theology from Latin American Theological Seminary and I am now pursing a Master’s degree in Theology at UENICMLK.

I have a passion to teach, equip and empower people to grow in the Kingdom of God. I have had the privilege of teaching at Los Angeles Bible Institute Oregon and also in the Salem study group of Global University for several years.

My wife Evelyn serves alongside me with our son Nathan and daughter Cathy. We have been married since 1999. We spend our free time together watching a good movie and enjoying each other’s company, helping others, planning, reading and praying.

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Scott Walberg

Operations & Missions

Hello, my name is Scott Walberg. I was raised in the frozen north, born in Duluth, Minnesota and raised in Helena, Montana. My wife Michele and I have been married since 1985.

We have been privileged to serve since 1986 in North Dakota, Montana and Nevada as associate pastors, serving in children’s/Christian education ministry. Michele has been actively involved in music ministry at all locations; she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music from Northwest University. My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Pastor Studies from Northwest. My portfolio at Peoples Church includes Christian education, assimilation and ministry placement, welcome ministries and men’s ministries.

We have three daughters – Celeste, a college student; Bree’anna a 2015 Graduate of Northwest University in full-time ministry; Mariesa, a 2011 graduate of Northwest University working in real estate and caring for her husband and two children.

I spend time working around the family farm, clearing and cleaning the land, and bringing machinery and engines back to life.

Patrick Clements

Hello, my name is Pat Clements. I lead the Finance department for Peoples Church. Several years ago, I served on the Peoples Church staff under Dr. Denny Davis.

Most recently, I retired after 34 years as President and CEO of Church Extension Plan, a national ministry providing financial and administrative services to the churches and districts of the Assemblies of God and their constituents, assisting them in fulfilling their vision of spreading the Gospel.

I served for 22 years as chairman of the Finance Committee for the Oregon Ministry Network.

Spencer Clements

Hello, my name is Spencer Clements. I was born in Bend, Oregon, but raised in Salem and the Silverton area. I have attended Peoples Church with my family since I was one year old. After graduating from Silverton High School in 2018, I attended George Fox University, playing football until receiving a career ending injury. I graduated in the spring of 2021 with a bachelors degree in marketing with a minor in finance. I am currently pursuing a 2nd 4-year bachelors degree from Global University in Bible and Theology.

My wife Korri is an employee of Peoples Church, serving in communications and creative media. In addition, she owns a wedding planning/event coordinating company with her two best friends called Have & Hold.

Together, we love serving the Lord and have a heart to see the next generation fulfill the call of God on their Lives. We are passionate about discipling students and winning lost kids to Christ.