Our Staff

Tim Wright

Lead Pastor

Pastor Tim grew up in Vienna, Austria, as his parents served as missionaries in Europe. His wife, Melody, grew up in Spotsylvania, Virginia. They met at Indiana Wesleyan University and have now been married for fifteen years. They have four children, between the ages of ten and five. Pastor Tim enjoys playing soccer, reading, and building Legos with his kids. Before serving as a pastor in Wisconsin, he was a classroom teacher in Indiana and also in China. He has a passion for preaching and teaching directly from the Bible. His heart is also for ministering to the whole family, reaching kids, youth, and adults with the hope of Jesus. Pastor Tim and Melody are excited to be in Salem and to see what God will do in the lives of the people of the church and the surrounding community.

Sue Dean

Worship Director
Sue is originally from Severna Park, MD where she began studying piano at the age of eight. She was a piano performance major with a minor in voice at Converse College, SC. After many years of live performances up and down the East coast she was lead to use her skills as the Leader of Worship Arts here at SWC. She said, “I prayed and prayed for God to put me where I needed to be. I couldn’t be happier. I love my job!”