Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Youth Force welcomes new director


BJ and Jane Danner
The Office of Mission is excited to announce that BJ Danner, youth director at Claremore-First, has accepted the volunteer position of Director of Youth Force in the Office of Mission.

Following years of faithful service by the Rev. Keith King in this work, Danner takes over at a time when Youth Force is making an increasingly significant impact for both youth and clients served through the Youth Force ministry.

“We are grateful to Keith for helping shape this work to get us where we are today; and grateful, too, to BJ for eagerly stepping in to take us forward,” said Jeremy Bassett, director of the Office of Mission.

Danner said he has always felt like a missionary, even in his own back yard. He has traveled the world in the name of Jesus to spread the good news, but he also knows some of the best fruit comes from working in one’s own community. He loves Youth Force for this very reason.

Danner had previously directed Youth Force in Claremore 2018 and in Owasso for both 2013 and 2016. He has also been all over the state, to towns big and small, leading his youth group to Youth Forces every year. Danner is a coordinator for the youth delegation to the annual conference, a husband, and a father of a toddler named Rufus.


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