A moment in history


The Commissions on Archives & History (CAH) of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conferences (OIMC) hosted about 80 people July 21-24 for the denomination’s Seventh Historical Convocation. Theme was "United Methodism in the Land of Many Cultures: Native American and Latino History." ( www.okumc.org/Archives_History  )

Meeting in the OCU Meinders School of Business are, from left, David Severe of Oklahoma, executive director of the South Central Jurisdiction; Robert Williams of New Jersey, general secretary of the denomination’s CAH; and OIMC Superintendent David Wilson (left photo); Jerry Gill, who chairs Oklahoma’s CAH; Dr. Tash Smith of St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee, who spoke on "The Indian Roots of Oklahoma’s Methodism"; and Doug Scott, CAH chairman for the OIMC (top photo).

Next year, on July 18-21, Oklahoma United Methodists host the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in downtown Oklahoma City.

Photos by Holly McCray