Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Oklahoma Conference Graduates from Saint Paul School of Theology


News Release | St. Paul School of Theology

Oklahoma City, OK – Saint Paul School of Theology held its first hybrid Commencement at 11:00 am on Friday, May 13, 2022. Graduates came together for one celebration with attendees on both the Kansas and Oklahoma Campuses and via Zoom. Alumnus and 2022 Distinguished Graduate Award recipient Dr. Stan Copeland spoke about “New “Salty Dogs” Needed Now.” The seminary welcomed four (4) students from the Oklahoma Conference to the graduating class of 2022:

  • Michaela Cathleen Drain (MDiv)
  • Jennifer Renee Hailes (MDiv)
  • Kevin James Tankerson (MDiv)
  • Bryan Jerrod Lampkins (DMin)

The ceremony closed with a reading of the Saint Paul Covenant and Prayer by alumna and Executive Director of Admissions and Communications Rev. Shannon Hancock ‘10 and a benediction by the President of Saint Paul School of Theology, Rev. Neil B. Blair ‘80.


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