Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church



Janice Bryan passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 58. Her husband, Rev. Cleo Bryan, was a former pastor at Bowman Chapel UMC. A service was held at The Christ Experience in Oklahoma City on Feb. 14.

Retired clergy Rev. Don Venable passed away on Feb. 13 at 79 years old. Venable served three churches in the Oklahoma Conference, including Pontotoc, Fittstown and Stratford. Service was held on Feb. 18; District Superintendent Larry Bauman officiated along with Rev. Brian Matthews and Rev. David Daniel.

Leanne Chaffin passed away on Feb. 28. Leanne’s husband, Rev. Mike Chaffin, pastored five churches in the Oklahoma Conference, including Helena, Stillwater-First, Rosston, Laverne and Guyman-Victory, and he served as the Tulsa District Superintendent from 2004 to 2011. A service for Leanne was held on March 5 at Stillwater-First.


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