MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

BRIAN KING
Lead Pastor

 

Brian became Harvest’s Lead Pastor in December 2008.  He is a gifted communicator whose teaching provides unique insight and creative application of the Bible.  His passion is helping people explore their next step of growth.

Brian grew up in Oklahoma City, but came to Oregon from Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Brian is married to Marci and they have two teens–Makayla and Nicole. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

When Brian isn’t spending time with his family or serving at the church, he enjoys skiing, golf, fantasy football (and of course going to Duck games), hiking, and watching a great movie.

Rickey Scott
Associate Pastor
 
Rickey joined Harvest staff in June 2015 after serving as a lead Pastor for over 30 years. He served for two years as the Connections Pastor. In retirement, Rickey volunteers as the Associate Pastor.
 
Rickey has been married to his high school sweetheart for 48 years. They have three grown children, Jason, Jeremy, and a daughter, Jodi. Rickey and Georgia have four fabulous grandchildren, Raeanna, Mariah, Jesiah, and Camas. They are also blessed with two great-grandchildren, Mia and Benson.
 
Before he retired in 2012, he coached high school football, basketball, baseball, and softball. Rickey enjoys playing golf and watching sports of all kinds, especially Duck football and basketball.
JAY LAWSON
Worship Pastor

 

Jay (Larry Jr.) Lawson was invited to join the staff of Harvest Community Church in October 2003. Jay commutes all the way down I-5 from Salem each week and enjoys giving a large part of his income to “big oil” and “Pepsi”.

Jay and his wife Denise have 6 adult children and are now enjoying their grandchildren.

Jay loves to play guitar and you can usually find him on the weekends in a coffee shop somewhere performing acoustic music. In the future, besides leading worship at Harvest Jay would like to own a custom built chopper motorcycle and explore more of God’s beautiful Oregon creation with his family.

JULIE ULM

Children’s Minister
 

Julie joined the Harvest staff in June 2015 as the Children’s Pastor.  Julie grew up in the beautiful island town of Anacortes, Washington.  In 1993 she moved to Eugene to attend Northwest Christian University, graduating in 1997.  She spent several years as a youth pastor before taking time off to be at home with her little ones, who are now teenagers.  Most recently, she has been working as a preschool teacher.

Julie is married to Benton, and they have three children- Wyatt, Rachel, and Sophie.  When she is not trying to keep up with her three teenagers, Julie enjoys getting away to the family cabin at the coast, Starbucks coffee, a good book, and cheering on the Seattle Seahawks!

STEVE PLETT
Student Minister
 
Steve joined Harvest in May of 2018. He has a passion for building up leaders and helping students grow into the people God created them to be.
 
Steve grew up in Santa Cruz, CA and came to Oregon to help plant a church in 2009. He is married to Candice and has three children-Bella, Gracie, & Daniel. He graduated from Liberty University in 2015.
 
When Steve isn’t working his day job as a letter carrier or serving at the church, he enjoys traveling with his family, watching football, playing disc golf, and going on long drives.
SUSAN DUSSEAULT
Admin Assistant
 

Susan join Harvest in October of 2015 in what started as a temporary position. It became clear quickly that Harvest was a good fit.

Susan and Jeep have been married for 23 years. They have launched one daughter into the world, have one daughter in college, and a third teenage daughter at home. As an autodidact Susan became a photographer about 7 years ago and has a part time photography business specializing in high school seniors.

When she isn’t working, or playing with her camera, she enjoys road trips, eating out, creating, and enjoying nature.

 
JEANNE ORTLOFF
Bookkeeper
 
Jeanne became a part of the Harvest team in the Spring of 2017. She jumped in with both feet and has been a perfect addition to the team.
 
Jeanne and her husband Vaughn have three children- Holly, Cami, and Christopher. They like to spend time together as a family, eating home cooked meals, riding quads on the beach, and traveling to wherever their kids are at the moment.
 
When she isn’t crunching numbers she likes trying new recipes, tutoring kids, and reading a good mystery novel.