Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Friends of Children


Circle of Care honored two individuals with the Burrel & JoAnn McNaught Heart of Ministry Award, presented at the organization’s recent Friends of Children banquets in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Left photo: Dwight Maulding of Tulsa, right, accepts his recognition from Circle of Care President Don Batson.

Right photo: the award for the late Charles Wells of Oklahoma City is presented to his widow, Royleen Wells, by state Rep. Harold Wright, right, and Batson.

Maulding is an active fundraiser for the ministry and an emeritus member of the Board of Directors, serving there since 1999. He also works through his Sapulpa men’s group and church to enhance the program sites.

Rev. Dr. Wells was executive director for the Circle of Care in the 1980s, overseeing building of the Frances Willard Center in Tulsa. A pastor and district superintendent, he also was key in building Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City. He died in 2010.


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