Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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Michelle "Shelly" Daigle, from associate pastor at Tulsa-St. Paul’s UMC to Circle of Care family specialist, effective Sept. 1.

Nathan Mills, from Fort Cobb/Highland to Elgin, effective Oct. 1.

Sheri Lashley, from Leave of Absence to Fort Cobb/Highland, effective Oct. 1.

Linda Brinkworth, from Honorable Location at OKC-St. Luke’s to retirement, effective Sept. 1.

Steven Brant, from Tuttle UMC to Leave of Absence, effective Oct. 1.

Coy Remer, from Elgin UMC to Pond Creek UMC, effective Oct. 1.

Kristen Melton, from Canton/Loyal to chaplain at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, effective Oct. 1.

Linda Pope, from Hunter/Garber to retirement, effective Oct. 1.

Michelle McCarty, from Jefferson/Kremlin to Hunter/Jefferson, effective Oct. 1.

Rick Forthman, from Helena UMC to retirement, effective Oct. 1.


Lisbeth Hughes-Ruddell was born Sept. 12, 2015. She is the daughter of Chris Ruddell and Rev. Crystal Hughes, pastor at OKC-Douglas Boulevard.


James "Jim" Wingate of Pace, Fla., died Sept. 17. He was the father of Revs. Wanda Littrell, of Fitzhugh UMC, and Steve Littrell, of Konawa UMC.

Doris "Dee" Pawley of Claremont, Calif., died Sept. 22. She was the mother of Rev. Pam Cottrill of OKC-Selecman.

Harvey Brannon of Broken Arrow died Sept. 10. He was the father of Rev. Cal Brannon, retired, of Norman.


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