Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Four Oklahomans graduate St. Paul School of Theology


Leawood, KS – Saint Paul School of Theology held its hybrid Commencement at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2023. Graduates came together for one celebration with attendees on both the Kansas and Oklahoma Campuses and via Zoom. 2023 Distinguished Graduate Award recipient Bishop Delores Williamston spoke about “This Is Only the Beginning!” The seminary welcomed students from Oklahoma Conference to the graduating class of 2023:
  • Shannon (Betsy) Stewart (MDiv)
  • Sara Lyndi Martin (MDiv)
  • Alanna Ireland (MDiv)
  • Tylar G. Grant (MDiv)

The ceremony closed with a reading of the Saint Paul Covenant and Prayer by alumna Interim Director of the Chapel and St. Paul’s UMC in Raymore Pastor Rev. Trista Soendker Nicholson , and a benediction by the President of Saint Paul School of Theology, Rev. Neil B. Blair. Submitted photo.


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