Wichitas welcome new DA
Andrea Dollarhite started work as the new Wichitas District administrator on Feb. 15 at the Lawton office.
She brings to the post skills in accounting and business management.
She also was the drum major for Oklahoma State University’s marching band in 2006.
"I grew up in the church participating in the praise band on trombone and competing in Bible Drill," Andrea said.
A Jenks High School graduate, she majored in Instrumental Music Education at OSU. She performed in Japan with the OSU Wind Ensemble.
"In 2007, I felt God push me to become active in the United Methodist Church in Stillwater," she said. "I joined and soon began working with the youth and young adults at the church." That’s where she met clergyman Brandon Dollarhite.
In 2009, the couple married at Arnett UMC, which he was pastoring. Andrea worked in the 4-H program for the OSU Extension Office, and they helped establish the Arnett Arts Alliance.
They moved to Hobart in 2012. Andrea participated in First UMC’s bell choir and Relay for Life team and taught the youth.
In May 2015, Andrea graduated from Cameron University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and she has begun the Master of Business Administration program there.
She was business manager for the Wesley Foundation at Cameron University and worked in finance for two nonprofits prior to her new post.
The Dollarhites have two children. Rev. Dr. Dollarhite is appointed as campus minister of the Wesley Foundation at Cameron.