Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church



Lucy Sayler-Shields passed away on April 4 after a long illness. Lucy was married to retired Rev. James Shields for more than 20 years. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service will be held on a future date.

Rev. Joe Molencupp passed away on April 5 at the age of 78. Molencupp pastored seven churches in the Oklahoma Conference between 1988 and 2009, though he retired in 2005. Services will be held at a later date.

Rev. Terry Fox passed away on April 18. Fox began his service in the Oklahoma Conference in 1983. Though he retired in 2009, he continued to pastor part-time between 2011 and 2020. Funeral arrangements were not yet made public at the time of this publishing.


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