May 16, 2021
Our Spring Congregational Meeting will be held following the second service;
A free will offering lunch will be available.
Proxy forms are available at the church office or clicking the button below.
The following people have been APPOVED for Membership: Mark G., Aaron L., Paula L., Cheryl W. and Travis W.
Salem’s nominating committee has 3 elder nominees to present to the congregation.
ROB NOYES has attended Salem for 13 years and has served as usher, communion server, homeless shelter and Salvation Army volunteer, children’s ministry leader, and pastoral search committee member. He has also served as an elder for the past 6 years. Rob grew up in a church and committed his life to Christ at camp when he was 12. He nourishes his faith through personal daily time with the Lord, an accountability partner, and his men’s Bible study. He appreciates Salem’s focus on Scripture and the family feel at the church. Rob considers it a privilege to work alongside the elders and staff to serve the congregation. His heart is for the elders to do more shepherding and to do what he can to help the staff remain healthy. Rob and his wife Julie have been married for 27 years and have two children…Austin, age 25, and Lexi, 22, who is a college student.
Pastor Thomas Inyu grew up in a village in South Sudan. The outbreak of war sent him to Juba for his safety and education and it was there he visited an evangelical church with some friends and found the Lord. War eventually sent him to Uganda to a refugee camp in 1992. There he was reunited with family members and there he met his wife, Joyce. He attended Bible college in Kampala, started a church in the camp, and traveled in Sudan and Uganda doing gospel work. Further unrest brought him to the US as part of a refugee resettlement program. He and his family ended up in Fargo 7 years ago. Thomas and Joyce feel they are still learning the culture here, but they have jumped right in with an active ministry locally, mainly within the immigrant community. He has a jail ministry and does a lot of conflict resolution work locally and in other states. He works out of an office at the church’s Fargo campus but can often be found ministering in people’s homes. Before Covid, Thomas traveled back to Uganda with a ministry he founded there called Restoration of Hope, which runs an orphanage, a school, and 2 churches. Thomas and Joyce appreciate the warm welcome they received at Salem and love the solid teaching here. Thomas has a heart to serve and sees being an elder as an extension of his service. Thomas and Joyce have seven children who range from age 17 years down to 4 months.
PETE YOULDEN and Grace have been members at Salem for over 20 years. They have served in campus ministry with CRU here in Fargo Moorhead for 21 years. Recently, Pete has expanded his role with the ministry to cover 8 states doing ministry recruitment. Philippians 3:8 serves as a reminder of why he continues to do what he does vocationally...” I count all things as loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Pete grew up in Grand Forks and came to faith in Christ in high school during a trip to the Boundary Waters through the influence of Mike Montgomery, who later became a pastor at Salem. He grew in his faith during college, where he majored in accounting, and joined the staff of CRU after graduation. At Salem, Pete has served teaching high school Sunday school, as a greeter, and on the prayer team. He appreciates that Salem is a church that focuses on the core truths and not on peripheral issues. Pete also served previously as an elder and now feels led to put forth his availability to serve again, realizing that he has more maturity and experience to offer. He has a desire that our young people not lose the awe and wonder at who God is. He has a heart for church unity and for shepherding and has been growing in learning to delight in God. Pete and Grace have been married for 27 years and have two college age daughters, Olivia, and Clara.