The Oklahoma Conference The United Methodist Church Bishop James G. Nunn April 12, 2019 The work of the Oklahoma Conference Center is of strategic importance in the church. For the past fourteen years, Rev. Dr. Craig Stinson has effectively served the conference. Craig has elected to retire on June 30 this year. I express deep gratitude to Craig for his leadership and count it a blessing to have known him over a decade and to have served with him in Oklahoma. It is my pleasure to announce ...
Kyle Anderson, from associate to senior pastor at Stillwater-First, effective June 1. Mike Chaffin, from Stillwater-First to retired, effective June 1. Gerald Steele, from not appointed to discontinued, effective March 30th. Rosie Slager, from not appointed to discontinued, effective March 30th. James Lambert, from associate at Tulsa-Faith to associate at Tulsa-Asbury effective July 1st
Josue Araujo, from Associate at Tulsa-St. James to Senior Pastor at Tulsa-St. James effective July 1, 2019
Peter White, from OSU Wesley Foundation/Tulsa Centenary to withdrawal effective February 14, 2019. Jack E Kemper from Muskogee FUMC to No Longer Clergy, effective March 31, 2019. Shelly Daigle, from Tulsa-Grace UMC to personal leave effective June 1, 2019. Frank Slager from Tulsa-St. Mark's UMC to not appointed, effective July 6, 2018 Laura Glover from Medford Area Cooperative Parish to Parish on the Prairie, effective February 24, 2019
Angela Bauer, from supply to part-time local pastor at Calera, effective March 15. Teri Carbaugh, from associate at Bartlesville-First to leave of absence, effective Feb. 15. Kathy Gibson, from associate at Duncan-First to no longer clergy, effective June 1. Kathryn Leithner, from sabbatical leave to retirement, effective June 1. David Monk, from Hugo Paul’s Chapel to discontinued, effective Jan. 1. Robert Rose, from Lawton-First to retirement, effective May 1. Dora Spann, to Pontotoc, ...
Terry Koehn, from pastor at Elk City to District Superintendent for the Green Country District, effective July 1, 2019. Sharon Betsworth, from Heartland to Crossroads, appointed at OCU, effective Jan. 1. Michael Caro, from full-time to part-time at El Reno-Ellison Ave., effective Feb. 1. Doyle Carroll, from the Great Plains Conference to Ochelata, effective Feb. 1. Robert Duran, from Cherokee/Prairie Valley to associate pastor at Tulsa-Asbury, effective July 1. Christy Germany, from OKC-Chapel ...
Coming to General Conference, I had no idea what would happen. Expectations at the gathering were high, but the preferred outcomes were very different among the delegates. The last thing I expected was to experience feelings like the ones I had experienced upon my brother’s death. Yet, as General Conference closed and the Council of Bishops meeting ended the next day, I recognized that I had indeed felt like this before. Numb. Shock. Deep grief. Loss. My role as your Bishop and ...
WEEK 28 - ACTS 28 - February 18, 2019 Written by Dr. Amy Oden, Visiting Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University God does a new thing The last chapter of Acts has lots of action – rough sailing on choppy seas, shipwreck, foreign lands, strange people, snakebite, healings, more stops in foreign ports, new adventures. And, if we followed the next 2,000 years after the birth of the church in Acts, we would see the action ...
Hal Hamilton, from associate at Tulsa First to Cornerstone International, effective Feb. 15. John Vick to Associate Edmond Acts 2 effective March 1, 2019. Robert Duran, from Cherokee/Prairie Valley to Associate Pastor at Tulsa-Asbury, effective July 1, 2019. Kurt Glassco to Turley effective January 1, 2019.
WEEK 27 - ACTS 27 - February 11, 2019 Written by Rev. Dr. Matt Judkins, Pastor, McAlester First UMC; Jurisdictional Conference Delegate Travel is always fraught with risks, but Paul’s journey to Rome by ship was particularly difficult. During Paul’s life, travel by sea was incredibly dangerous. Without the benefit of modern meteorology, ships and crews faced unpredictable weather which led to poor visibility as well as danger of capsizing if the ship took aboard too much water. Against ...