Rev. Dr. Charles Graves has effectively served the Cimarron and Clinton Districts in the last eight years. He currently serves as the secretary to the cabinet. At the conclusion of this appointive year, he will enter a retired relationship with the Annual Conference. We celebrate his service to the church throughout his career. For the past eight years, Rev. Dr. Tish Malloy has effectively served the Crossroads, Northern Prairie, and Stillwater Districts. She currently serves as dean of the...
Dub Ambrose from Oklahoma Methodist Manor Chaplain to Retirement, effective June 1, 2021. Tom McElroy from Tulsa Southern Hills to Retirement, effective June 1, 2021.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. For me, Lent is a spiritual journey filled with time of reflection and prayer that hopefully leads me to more completely follow Jesus Christ. Jesus went to Jerusalem to suffer many things, be crucified, and die. He assured the disciples that he would rise from the dead on the third day. I’ve wanted to rebuke the disciples for their lack of faith. However, the journey of Lent is a difficult one, especially this year. My first ...
Mark Mann from Tulsa Sheridan Ave/Tulsa Nueva Esperanza to Tulsa Hope/Tulsa Nueva Esperanza, effective March 1, 2021.
Marla Lobo from OKC-Wesley UMC to OKC- New Hope UMC, effective January 1, 2021 Steve Bear from Claremore First UMC to Claremore First UMC/Adair UMC, effective January 1, 2021
Connie Barnett, from OKC-St. Luke's to not appointed, effective December 31, 2020 Marcia Martin, to OKC-Clark, effective January 15, 2021 Laura Glover, to Senior Chaplain at Epworth Villa, effective March 1, 2021
Yesterday, agitators and rioters breached the Capitol of the United States shattering windows and disrupting the Congress while it was performing its duty to formally count the results of the Electoral College. Both the House and Senate have been evacuated. I am astonished that in my lifetime, the state of our fragile democracy is under such visible attack. I have always assumed that these tragic occurrences happen in other countries, never here. I hope this day does not portend ...
Shannon Rodenberg from Fairland UMC to Oologah UMC, effective March 1, 2021. David Burris from Retired to Interim Pastor, Oologah UMC effective January 1, 2021 - February 28, 2021. Jacqueline Banks from Lindsay UMC to Newcastle UMC, effective January 1, 2021 Lamarla Cook from Newcastle UMC to Seminole UMC, effective January 1, 2021 Mark Whitley from Cordell UMC to Lindsay UMC, effective January 1, 2021 Trey Witzel from Edmond First UMC to McFarlin UMC, effective January 1, 2021
Jim Jones to Lost Creek UMC, effective January 1, 2021 Bob Howles to Felt UMC, effective November 1, 2020 Sandy Howles to Felt UMC, effective November 12, 2020 Nick Gift to Morningstar UMC, effective December 1, 2020 Earl Zeller to Lenora UMC, effective December 1, 2020
Mike Laird from OKC Clark to Cordell, effective January 1, 2021