Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Clergy Family


  • Creighton Alexander, from Northwest Texas Conference to Harrah UMC, effective Sept. 1.
  • Randy Little, from Harrah to Vinita, effective Sept. 1.
  • Sonja Tobey, from Vinita to Prague/Arlington, effective Sept. 1.
  • Adam Brinson, from Muskogee-St. Paul to Waurika, effective Sept. 1.
  • Karen Slater, from Waurika to Colbert, effective Sept. 1.
  • Antonio Porter, from not appointed to Tulsa-St. Matthew’s associate pastor, effective Sept. 1.
  • Frank Slager, new, to Tulsa-St. Mark’s associate pastor, effective Aug. 15.
  • Rosangela Slager, new, to Tulsa-St. Mark’s associate pastor, effective Aug. 15.
  • David Hanigar, new, to OKC-Wickline associate pastor, effective Aug. 1.


SHOCK — Rev. Lauren Kay Shock, 69, of Grove, died Aug. 16, 2016. She and Rev. James Shock married on June 30, 1981.

Over the years Kay pastored churches in Oklahoma and Alaska, with her most recent 13 years of ministry in Alaska. In Oklahoma, she had served Tulsa-Grace, Wellston, and McAlester-Wesley/Christ/Savanna.

She also sang professionally and had directed many church choirs.

Survivors include her husband, Jim, and son Joel Carpenter.

Service was Aug. 23 at Grove-First UMC.

BARTLETT — Rev. James Robert "J. Robb" Bartlett, 86, of Oklahoma City, died Aug. 2, 2016.

His ministry, 1973-1997, included Ardmore-First, Wewoka-First/Cromwell, Tulsa-Centenary, Enid-St. Luke’s, OKC-Christ, OKC-Epworth, Quinton, Eufaula, Muskogee-Wesley, and Boise City-St. Paul. He also worked with TEEM (The Education and Employment Ministry) and The Ark Interfaith Family Shelter.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, and children Rob Jr., Judith, and Kevin.

Service was Aug. 5 at OKC-Church of the Servant.


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