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Taud Boatman, from Owasso associate to El Reno-Wesley pastor, effective Feb. 1.

Allen Buck Jr., from Edmond-Summit church planter to OKC-Quail Springs associate, effective Jan. 1.

Lisa Crone, from transitional leave to Bereavement Coordinator for Amedisys Hospice, Morgantown, W.Va., effective Dec. 28, 2015.


BYRD — Joyce Byrd, 73, of Oklahoma City died Jan. 20, 2016. She was the wife of Rev. Steve Byrd, a retired director of Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries.

She also is survived by two daughters, Stephany Volkl and Lori Lopez, and a son, Aaron Byrd.

Service was Jan. 30 at OKC-Penn Avenue Redemption UMC, where she was a member.

Memorial gifts to: OKC-Penn Avenue Church.


Christina Marie Watson, 80, of Shawnee died Nov. 16, 2015. She was the mother of Rev. Mark Watson, pastor at Pauls Valley UMC.


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Director of Benefits & Personnel:  Oklahoma Annual Conference Ministry Center, Oklahoma City.  Full-time.  If interested please send cover letter, resume to Dr. Norma Gravley-Quinn at