Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Awards at 2023 Annual Conference


Denman Award 1
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy was presented to Dan Pulver (left), who was recently appointed to Frederick UMC. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Laity was presented to Ann Clayton, a leader in her church, Frederick UMC. Photo by Josh Pulver.
Denman Award 2
Bishop Jimmy Nunn (right) congratulates Dan Pulver as Rev. Derrek Belase hugs Ann Clayton as the two receive Denman Evangelism awards. Pulver has served multiple churches with a keen interest in every area of ministry, from children through youth to hospital and home visits. He is known as a storyteller and musician with a knack for teaching everyone about Jesus. Clayton has served in youth and music ministries, plus camps, mission trips, and more, all while working as a public school teacher. Photos by Tabitha Beckman.
One Matters Award
Evan Young with Discipleship Ministries presented the One Matters Award to Rev. Tyler Anderson, pastor at Hydro UMC. The award is given to churches that have not seen any baptisms or professions of faith for a while, and then can get even one baptism or profession of faith. Hydro did reach one. Plus 14 more.
Frances E Willard Award
Jeannie Himes, retiring pastor at St. Stephens UMC in Norman, was presented the Frances E Willard Award for her tireless support of women in ministry. Himes has mentored several women clergy in the United Methodist Church and has offered her wisdom and leadership to countless women throughout her 37-year career as a United Methodist pastor.


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