Our Staff

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Nathan Ensz

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Nathan Ensz joined Kingwood as lead pastor in August 2017. He is a native Oregonian and has been serving in ministry since 2000. He attended Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon where he received a double major in Youth Ministry and Bible & Theology. In 1999, he married his wife Kelsey. Together they have three children. They enjoy camping, water activities, board games, and walks around the neighborhood in the evening. Nathan and his family are excited to serve Kingwood Bible Church and the community of West Salem.

Katy Ellis

Children's Ministry Director
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Katy grew up in Tillamook, OR before she moved to Salem to attend Corban University. There she met her husband, Peter, and got a degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Bible Studies. She works full time at a veterinary clinic and loves to spend her free time with her dogs and horses. She has been involved in many different ministries including nursery, women’s ministry, camp ministry, and children’s ministry and is passionate about serving God and the children of Kingwood Bible Church.
Peter Ellis and his wife Katy, associate pastor of Kingwood

Peter Ellis

Youth and Worship Pastor
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Peter grew up in Vancouver, WA and moved to Salem in 2008 to attend Corban University, where he got his degree in Student and Family Ministries with a minor in Biblical Studies. He has worked in a variety of different ministries, and currently leads the worship team and our youth group here at Kingwood. He and his wife Katy live right down the street from the church with their two dogs.