Oklahoma Conference announces staff changes
By Tabitha Beckman
The Project Transformation board has offered the director's position to Roxie Hacker. Roxie comes to PT after having served with the program during college. She has most recently been serving as the administrative coordinator to Camp and Retreat Ministry. The transition is effective March 15.
Hacker says about her move from OK Camps to Director of Project Transformation,
“I have adored my time in the OK Camps department, getting to learn and grow as a young person in ministry in the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference,” Hacker said. “The conference staff have helped shape and mold me in my time here, and I am very excited to continue my work at the conference as the Program Director of Project Transformation.”
Project Transformation is a program that serves the needs of children, churches and college students through mutual relationships and the Wesleyan practice of faith. Programs in eight chapters across the United States provide programming in 43 host churches and communities for more than 370 young adults and 3,200 children annually.
“Project Transformation has a very special place in my heart. As an AmeriCorps member in 2016 and 2017, PT transformed me into the leader I am today. The work of our conference to empower young adults, invest in vulnerable children, and assist churches in reaching families in their community is immeasurably valuable,” Hacker said. “I am excited to be a part of, and continue, this important work!”
Wanda Clark will take on the administrative coordinator role for Camp and Retreat Ministries when Hacker transitions to Project Transformation. Clark started with the conference on March 9.
Clark recently graduated from UCO with a degree in psychology. She was very involved at the Wesley Foundation while a student there. She spent her youth attending OK Camps, especially district camp, and she attended all four years of CYME/LEAD: HS.
Finally, effective March 15, the duties of the Conference Benefits Officer (CBO) will be combined with the office of treasurer. On that date, Randy Compton, interim treasurer will also become the interim CBO. Rev. Connie Gibson will remain as the cabinet representative to the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits.
Bishop Nunn expressed his deep appreciation to both Connie and Randy for their outstanding work. Both have been supported by the work done by the conference benefits staff, Gary Sharum (director of pension and personnel) and Allie Stephenson (benefits assistant). Bishop Nunn continued to express his sincere gratitude to each person in this office for their service on behalf of the Annual Conference.