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Section F - The Oklahoma Conference
Business of the Annual conference
Oklahoma Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church
2012 Journal
Section F
Business of the Annual Conference
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THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Minutes of the ................................................ Oklahoma Annual Conference
Held in .................................... Tulsa at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
From ...........................................................May 27, 2012, through May 30, 2012
Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr.......................................................................Presiding
Date When Organized.....................................................................................1844
Number of This Session....................................................................................169
PART I ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS
1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (¶¶603.7, 617):
Secretary: Joseph L. Harris
Mailing Address: 1501 NW 24th, Oklahoma City OK 73106
Telephone: (405) 530-2077
Statistician: T. Brian Bakeman
Mailing Address: 1501 NW 24th, Oklahoma City OK 73106
Telephone: (405) 530-2067
Treasurer: T. Brian Bakeman
Mailing Address: 1501 NW 24th, Oklahoma City OK 73106
Telephone: (405) 530-2067
2.Is the Annual Conference incorporated (¶603.1)? Yes
3.Bonding and auditing:
a)What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what amounts (¶¶618, 2511)?
Conference Treasurer has $1,000,000 commercial bond. All other employees
of the Conference and of its several entities are covered by a blanket
position bond in the amount of $50,000 each.
b)Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (¶¶617, 2511)? Yes
4.What agencies have been appointed or elected?
a)Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, or committees listed:
(1) Board of Ordained Ministry (¶635)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(2) Board of Pensions (¶639)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(3) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference (¶2512)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(4) Committee on Episcopacy (¶637)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(5) Committees on Investigation (¶2703.2, .3)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(6) Administrative Review Committee (¶636)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
b) Indicate the name of the agency (or agencies) in your annual conference which is (are) responsible for the functions related to each of the following
general church agencies (¶610.1):
(1) General Council on Finance and Administration?
Council on Finance & Administration
(2) General Board of Church and Society?
Board of Church and Society
(3) General Board of Discipleship?
Discipleship Ministry Team
(4) General Board of Global Ministries?
Mission and Service Ministry Team
(5) Higher Education and Campus Ministry?
Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
(6) General Commission on Archives and History?
Commission on Archives and History
(7) General Commission on Christian Unity and Inter-religious Concerns?
Mission and Service Ministry Team
(8) General Commission on Religion and Race?
Commission on Religion and Race
(9) General Commission on the Status and Role of Women?
Commission on the Status and Role of Women
(10) United Methodist Communications?
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c) Indicate the conference agencies which have responsibilities for the following functions:
(1) Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (¶655)?
Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries
(2) Disability Concerns (¶653)?
Mission and Service Ministry Team
(3) Equitable Compensation (¶625)?
Commission on Equitable Compensation
(4)
Laity (¶631)?
Board of Laity
(5) Native American Ministry (¶654)?
Mission and Service Ministry Team
(6) Small Membership Church (¶645)?
Commission on Rural/Smaller Membership Church
d) Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district organizations:
(1) Conference United Methodist Women (¶647? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(2) Conference United Methodist Men (¶648)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry (¶649)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(4) Conference Council on Young Adult Ministry (¶650)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(5) District Boards of Church Location & Building (¶2518)? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(6) Committees on District Superintendency (¶668)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
(7) District Committees on Ordained Ministry (¶665)?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yes
e) What other councils, boards, commissions or committees have been appointed or elected in the annual conference? (See Section C - Boards, Councils, Commissions, Committees,
Trustees, Lay Members.)
5. Have the secretaries, treasurers and statisticians kept their respective records according to the
prescribed forms (¶606.8)? Yes
6. What is the report of the statistician? (See Section H - Reports.)
7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See Section H - Reports.)
8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work within
their districts? None were given.
9. What is the schedule of minimum base compensation for pastors for the ensuing year (¶¶342, 625.3)? (See Section H - Reports.)
10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference
to be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year (¶614.1a)? $1,553,000
11. a) What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs of the conference for the ensuing year (¶¶614.1d, 1507)? $4,896,000
b) What are the Apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year:
1) For the World Service Fund? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,561,404
2) For the Ministerial Education Fund? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $536,054
3) For the Black College Fund? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $213,817
4) For the Africa University Fund? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,849
5) For the Episcopal Fund?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $452,477
6) For the General Administration Fund? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $188,411
7) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,903
12. If the annual conference apportions to the local church a fund that combines two or more general
apportioned funds with one another, or that combines one or more general apportioned funds with funds other than a general apportioned fund, list below for each combined fund:
a) the name and amount of each general fund included in the apportionment;
b) the percentage of the combined fund total that corresponds to each general fund
Apportionment (¶¶614.3d, 615.4).
World Service and Conference Benevolences: 69.14%
Episcopal Fund and Housing: 97.42%
13. Conference and district lay leaders (¶¶603.9, 659):
a) Conference lay leader: Chuck Stewart
Mailing Address: RR 1 Box 65, Stilwell OK 74960-9703
b) Associate conference lay leaders: Herschel Beard, Claudean Harrison, Don Kim, Aly Shahan
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c) District and associate district lay leaders: Ardmore: Cliff Agee;
Bartlesville: Marilyn Steidley; Clinton: Phil Haught; Enid: Sally Phillips;
Lawton: Nolan Watson; McAlester: James Williams; Muskogee: Darrell Johnson; OKC North: Barbara Perry; OKC South: Leon Wilson; Stillwater: Earl Mitchell;
Tulsa: James McAlister; Woodward: Mark Gray
14. What local churches have been (Indicate district):
a)Organized or Chartered?
(1) New Church Start (¶259.2,.3) Hwy 75 South New Church (Tulsa District)
(2) Mission Congregation (¶260.1a) none
(3) Chartered Local Church (¶259.5) (List only churches chartered this year.) none
b) Merged (¶¶2545, 2546)?
(1) United Methodist with United Methodist
Name of 1st church Name of 2nd churchName of merged church
none
(2) Other mergers
Name of 1st church
Name of 2nd church
Name of merged church
none
c) Discontinued or abandoned (¶¶229, 341.2, 2548)? (State which for each church listed. Indicate district)
(1) New Church Start (¶259.2,.3) none
(2) Mission Congregation (¶259.1a) none
(3) Chartered Local Church (¶259.5)
Honor Heights (Muskogee District)—Abandoned & Discontinued, 5/3/2012
Savanna (McAlester District) – Abandoned and Discontinued, 9/4/2011
Rocky (Clinton District) – Abandoned and Discontinued, 12/7/2011
Roff (Ardmore) – Abandoned and Discontinued, 12/11/2011
Tulsa Harvard Avenue (Tulsa District) – Discontinued, 09/21/2011
d) Relocated and to what address? none
e) Changed name of church? (Example: “First” to “Trinity”) none
f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist conference(s) and with what membership (¶¶41,260)?
Name
Membership Conference from which transferred]
none]
g)
What other changes have taken place in the list of churches?
Cherokee First (Enid District) - Associate Position Closed – Effective 6/1/2012
Edmond Acts 2 (North OKC District) - Associate Position Opened – effective 6/1/12
Edmond New Covenant (North OKC District) - Associate Position Opened – effective 6/1/12
Elk City (Clinton District) - Associate Position Closed – Effective 6/1/2012
OKC Nichols Hills (North OKC District) - Associate Position Opened – effective 7/1/11
Poteau First (McAlester District) - Part-time Associate Position Closed – Effective 6/1/12
Spencer (North OKC District) - from Part Time to Full Time Appointment – effective 6/1/12
Yukon Good Shepherd (North OKC District) - Associate Position Closed – effective 6/1/12
Yukon First (North OKC District) - Associate Position Closed – effective 6/1/12
15. Are there Ecumenical Shared Ministries in the conference? (¶208)
a) Federated church
Name of church
District Other Denomination(s)
Marland
Enid
Disciples of Christ
b) Union Church
Name of church
District Other Denomination(s)
none
c) Merged Church
Name of church
District Other Denomination(s)
none
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d) Yoked Parish
Name of church
District Other Denomination(s)
none
16. What changes have been made in district and charge lines?
District Lines: none
Charge Lines:
Enid District:
Medford/Billings (two-point charge) became Medford (one-point charge) and Billings
(one-point charge)
McAlester District:
Antlers/Soper (two-point charge) became Antlers (one-point charge) and Soper (one-
point charge)
Krebs, Grace/Stuart (two-point charge) became Krebs, Grace/McAlester, Christ (two-
point charge) and Stuart (one-point charge)
Talihina/Tuskahoma (two-point charge) became Talihina (one-point charge) and Tuskahoma (one-point charge)
Muskogee District:
Muskogee, Wesley/Warner (two-point charge) became Wesley (one-point charge) and
Warner (one-point charge)
Muskogee Spencer/Honor Heights (two-point charge) became Muskogee, Spencer (onepoint charge) and Honor Heights (one-point charge)
Gore (one-point charge) and Warner (one-point charge) became Gore/Warner (two-point
charge)
Muskogee Spencer (one-point charge) and Muskogee, Wesley (one-point charge) became
Muskogee, Spencer/Muskogee, Wesley (two-point charge)
PART II PERTAINING TO ORDAINED MINISTERS AND LOCAL PASTORS
(Note: A (v) notation following a question in this section signifies that the action or election requires a
majority vote of the clergy session of the annual conference. If an action requires more than a simple
majority, the notation (v 2/3) or (v 3/4) signifies that a two-thirds or three-fourths majority vote is required.
Indicate credential of persons in Part II: FD, FE, PD, PE, and AM when requested.)
17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official administration
(¶¶604.4, 605.6)?
Yes
18. Who constitute:
a) The Committee on Investigation (¶2703.2)? (v)
Clergy:
Ashley Green-Young
Mark McAdow
Trevor Smith
Susan Southall
Clergy Alternate:
Norma Gravley-Quinn
Don Tabberer
Lay Member:
Bill Chissoe
Jamie Crooch
Diane Rogers
Lay Alternate:
Laura Aldridge
Jaqueline Devereaux
Marilyn Myerscough
b) The Administrative Review Committee (¶636)? (v)
Clergy:
Maggie Ball
Amy Venable
Clergy Alternate:
Janice Sharp
Bob Younts
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19. Who are the certified candidates (¶¶311, 312)
a) Who have been certified as candidates for ordained or licensed ministry since the last session of
the annual conference? (List the names of all those who have been certified, including those who
are also listed in questions 20 and 21.)
Lisa Anderson
Mikel Araujo
Jonathan Bates
Nikki Carter
Brad Dery
Cali Eck*
Andrew Hair*
Jeff Hiller
Kim Hutson
Wendi Jencks-Wilson
Jennifer Kellogg
Wanda Littrell
Marla Lobo
Kevin McKinley
Susan Marks*
Christen Melton*
Jeff Mildren*
Mark Polson*
Scott Raines
James Riggs
Desi Sharp
Clark S. Struebing, Sr.
Dean Taylor
Matt Thompson
Dana Watt
b) Who are continued as certified candidates for ordained or licensed ministry? (Do not list as
continued those licensed as local pastors in Question 21 or those listed as provisional members in
question 28.)
Jennifer Ahren-Sims
Aaron Ames*
Kevin Hall
Jana Hogg
Hank Jenkins
Patricia Johnson
Caroline Lovett
Mark Mann
John Miller*
Shyloe O’Neal
Stephanie Stevens*
Micah Welcher
Zack Zink
c) Who have had their candidacy for ordained or licensed ministry accepted by a District Committee
on Ordained Ministry in another annual conference? (Include name of accepting conference.)
Blake Huggins (New England)
Scott Jagodinski (North Texas)
d) Who have been discontinued as certified candidates for licensed or ordained ministry?
Lisa Hines
Betty Lee
Rebecca Yount
20. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but are not now
appointed? (¶315 —Indicate for each person the year the license was approved.):
Daniel Bunn (2008)
Nikki Carter (2012)
Kurt Glassco (2006)
Robert Harrison (2005)
Patience Mutiso (2012)
James Peek (1993)
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Irene Potts (1992)
William A. Queen (2007)
Scott Raines (2011)
James Riggs (2012)
Madlyn Ruch (2011)
Dean Taylor (2012)
Belenda Faye Terry (2011)
Matt Thompson (2012)
21. Who are approved and appointed as: (Indicate for each person the first year the license was awarded.
Indicate what progress each has made in the course of study or the name of the seminary in which they
are enrolled. Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five year course of study or the
M.Div. (¶319.4)? (v)
a) Full-time local pastors? (¶318.1)
Completed Course of Study:
*Charles Broam (2001)
* Robert Foos (2000)
*Chuck Gilbert (1996)
*Larry Harlan (1994)
* Barry Hayes (1995)
*Theodore Hoffman (2001)
*Mike Mahaffey (2000)
*Aaron Martin (1996)
* Maxton Rudd (1997/2004)
* Karen Slater (2006)
* Vera Walton (2000)
* Tony Zahn (1998)
Completed Four (4) Years:
Charles Baumann (1998)
Lamarla Cook (2006)
Becky Pierson (2011)
Clark Struebing, Sr. (2012)
Terry Thomas (2004)
Completed Three (3) Years:
Jerry Coldren (R) (1999)
Darlene Johnson (1997)
Susan Rice (2010)
Garry Vincent (1999)
Completed Two (2) Years:
Richard Brasher (2006)
Pamela Shirk (1997)
Completed One (1) Year:
James Bradford (2005)
Lory Fahle (2003)
Mark Howard (2001)
Gregory Keith (1993)
Completed Less than One (1) Year:
John Bizzell (2008)
Christopher (Craig) Clark (2008)
Thomas Corrigan (2003)
Phil Davis (2011)
Jose Estrada (2008)
Sharen Hale (2008)
Kim Hutson (2012)
Steve Littrell (2006)
Darrel Maddox (2008)
Mike Melton (2005)
Daniel Ramey (2004)
Michael Shepherd (2009)
Chris Stinnett (2011)
Alex True (2005)
Scott Ware (2011)
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b)
Craig M. Wilson (1996)
Completed Seminary and Appointed as a Full-Time Local Pastor:
Jolenda Cole (2011)—Methodist Theological Seminary of Ohio
Michael Frazier (2012)—Phillips Theological Seminary
Barbara Fyffe—Phillips Theological Seminary
David Gardner (2004)--Saint Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Kip Heatley (2004)—Phillips Theological Seminary
Galeda Jones (R) (1994)—Phillips Theological Seminary
Rusty Husted (2010)– Saint Paul School of Theology
Deborah Kerr (1998)—Phillips Theological Seminary
Nathan Mills (2007)—Saint Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Cheryl Newton (2007) – Phillips Theological Seminary
Adrian Pollard (1995)—Phillips Theological Seminary
Coy Remer (2009)—Claremont School of Theology
George M. Rowe (2003)—Phillips Theological Seminary
Chris Symes (2010)—Asbury Theological Seminary
Attending Seminary and Appointed as a Full-Time Local Pastor:
Timothy Ashcraft – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Michael Enright (2008) – Phillips Theological Seminary
David Gordon (2010) – Asbury Theological Seminary
Patricia Harris (2000) – Phillips Theological Seminary
Arron Grantz (2009) – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Gary Haynes (2009)—St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Andy Nelms (2012) – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Preston Morgan (2011) – Perkins School of Theology
Kel Penny (2010) – Asbury Theological Seminary
Jeff Ralston (2007) – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Adam Shahan (2008) – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Joel Thompson (2007) – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Part-time local pastors? (¶318.2) (fraction of full-time in one-quarter increments)
Completed Course of Study:
Terry Fox (R) (1990) (1/4)
David Jones (1998) (1/4)
Betty Stone (1986) (1/4)
Bennie Waller (R) (1962) (1/4)
Completed Four (4) years:
Keith McArtor (2010) (1/2)
Completed Three (3) years:
Adonna Bridges (2006 )(R) (1/2)
John Curtis (2010) (1/2)
Rose Marie Leroy (2011) (1/2)
Earleen Reedy (2000)
Completed Two (2) years:
Russell Currie (1990) (1/2)
Richard Ehlers (2008) (R)
Sherry Kendrick (2006) (1/2)
Scott Northrip (2005) (1/4)
Tom Riley (1998) (1/4)
Chris Talley (2005) (3/4)
Completed One (1) year:
Roland Barrick (2007) (1/2)
Steve Taylor (2005) (1/4)
Bill Welch (2006) (1/2)
Completed Less Than One (1) Year:
Mikel Araujo (2012)
Ken Baden (2009)
Jonathan Bates (2011)
Phil Beatty (2011)
Pearl Broome (2007) (1/4)
Royce Bursch (2009) (1/4)
Sharon Cochran (2011) (1/4)
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Brad Dery (2012) (1/2)
Alex Flores (2009) (1/4)
Tara Foos (2006)
Kim Giles (2011) (3/4)
Carla Hale (2009)
Jim Harvey (2007) (1/4)
Edwin D. Harwood (2012) (3/4)
Gary Haynes (2009)
Carolyn Higdon (2007) (1/4)
Jeff Hiller (2012) (1/4)
Kay Karen Kennedy (2011) (1/4)
Jeff Kuhn (2007) (1/2)
Wanda Littrell (2011)
Kevin McKinley (2012)
Scott Raines (2012)
Gerry Rhodes (2008)
Frank Simpson (2007)
Laurie Stinnett (2011)
Ralph Wangler (2010) (1/4)
Completed Seminary and Appointed as a Part-Time Local Pastor:
Brian Anderson (2010)
Lisa Anderson (2012) (1/2)
Anna Marie George (2009)
Estell Ray (2010)
Carla Robison (2004/2009) (1/2)
Jack Terrell-Wilkes (2012)
Andrew Tevington
Attending Seminary and Appointed as a Part-Time Local Pastor:
Chris Beach (2008) – Asbury Theological Seminary (1/2)
Minnie “Judy” Conner (2011) – Phillips Theological Seminary
Stephen Davis (2006)—St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Andrew Haynes (2005) – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU)
Phil Hodson (2011)—Perkins School of Theology (1/2)
Furan Jackson – St. Paul School of Theology (OCU) (1/2)
*Richard “Cap” McIlnay (2011) – Phillips Theological Seminary (1/2)
Antonio Porter (2012) – Asbury Theological Seminary (1/2)
Kristine Smith (2011) - Perkins School of Theology (1/2)
c) Students from other annual conferences or denominations serving as local pastors and enrolled in
a school of theology listed by the University Senate (¶318.3,4)?
None
d) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference membership (¶¶365.4,
366, 368.3)? (If not in this conference indicate name of conference where serving.)
None
22. Who have been discontinued as local pastors (¶320.1)?
Bonnie Fay Batman
Harold Branstetter
Laura Deerwester
Harold Hunt (1/1/11)
Will Langher
Frank Simpson
Gary Withrow
23. Who have been reinstated as local pastors (¶320.4)?
Edwin D. Harwood
Sergio Tristan
24. What ordained ministers or provisional members from other Annual Conferences or Methodist
denominations are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while retaining their
conference or denominational membership (¶¶331.8, 346.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate Annual
Conference or denomination where membership is held. Indicate credential.)
a) Annual Conferences
Sharon Betsworth (FE)—Iowa
Linda Grounds (FE)--Minnesota
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Susan Grove (FE) – Cal Pac
James Linderman (FE) – Arkansas
b) Other Methodist Denominations
25. What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been approved to serve
appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the Annual Conference while retaining
their denominational affiliation (¶¶331.8, 346.2)? (v) (Designate with an asterisk those who have been
accorded voting rights within the annual conference. Indicate credential.)
Timothy Ashcraft (Southern Baptist Church)
Claud G. Baltimore (Cumberland Presbyterian, Ordained)
Dennis Yates (Southern Baptist Church, Ordained)
Semaj Vanzant (American Baptist)
26. Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or denomination where
membership is held.)
a) With vote (¶586.4 [v])?
b) Without vote (¶¶334.5, 344.4)? (v 2/3)
Owen Womack – Baltimore/Washington
NOTE: If your conference has admitted or ordained persons as a courtesy to another conference, list these
persons in Question 40 only. If persons have been admitted or ordained by another annual conference as a
courtesy to your conference, list these persons in Questions 27-39, whichever are appropriate, giving the date
and name of the accommodating conference.
27. Who are elected as associate members? ¶322 (v) (List alphabetically-see note preceding Question 27):
None
28. Who are elected as provisional members and what seminary are they attending, if in school? (under
¶¶322, 324, 325)
a) Provisional Deacons:
(1) Under the provisions of ¶¶ 324.4a, c? (v)
None
(2) Under the provisions of ¶324.5? (v)
None
b) Provisional Elders:
(1) Under the provisions of ¶¶ 324.4a, b? (v)
Robert Duran
Rudy Freese
Anna Marie Elizabeth George
Crystal Hughes
Tyler Kirk
Devon Krause
Chris Ruddell
Heather Scherer
(2) Under the provisions of ¶324.6? (v)
None
(3) Under the provisions of ¶322.4? (v 3/4)
None
29. Who are continued as provisional members, in what year were they admitted to provisional
membership, and what seminary are they attending, if in school (¶326)?
a) In preparation for ordination as a deacon? (PD) (¶326.1)
Yvonne Buchannan (2010)
Cynthia Culvert (2010)
Harold Hamilton (2010)
Ulrik Peterson (2010)
Jo Beth Kee Rees (2009)
Paul Staat (2010)
Peter White (2008)
b) In preparation for ordination as an elder? (PE) (¶326.2)
Kyle Anderson (2011)
Josue Araujo (2010)
Brandon Blacksten (2011)
Kathy Brown (2011) (St. Paul School of Theology)
Debra Campbell (2009)
Tari Carbaugh (2011)
Everisto Chikanga (2010)
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32.
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Jim Cinocca (2011)
April Coates (2011)
Tiffany D’Amours (2011) (St. Paul School of Theology)
Daniel Dennison (2008)
Temple Diehl (2011)
Michael Dye (2006)
Matthew Franks (2009)
Felecia Hensley (2011)
Adam Leathers (2011)
Linda Lusnia (2010)
Nancy McCullough (2011)
Kathy Morris (2007)
Alan Nagel (2011) (St. Paul School of Theology)
Gerard Nsabimana (2011)
William Pasiecnzy (2009)
James Perkin II (2009)
Adam Ricks (2010)
Matthew Scraper (2011)
Sandy Shepherd (2010)
Tiffany Smith (2010)
Aaron Tiger (2009)
Timothy Trujillo (2011)
c) Provisional deacons who became provisional elders? (Indicate year)
Barbara Fyffe (2011)
d) Provisional elders who became provisional deacons? (Indicate year)
e) Provisional members who transferred from other conferences or denominations? (¶347)
Who have been received from other Christian denominations (¶347.3): (List alphabetically—see note
preceding Question 27):
a) As provisional members (¶347.3a,b)? (v) (date received)
None
b) As local pastors (¶347.3a)? (v) (date received)
None
Who are elected as members in full connection? (List alphabetically-see note preceding Question 27.
Anyone appearing on this question must also be listed somewhere in questions 32-33 or 35, unless
the clergy’s orders from another denomination were recognized on question 39 in a previous
year.):
a) Deacons
James Lambert
Wendee Perceful
Linda Truitt
b) Elders
Ruth Atterberry
Jacqueline Banks
James Hunt
Keith King
John Marks
Marsha Purtell
Marcia Shoemaker
Bryan Tener
Susan Whitley
Who are elected for ordination as deacons in full connection and what seminary did they attend: (List
alphabetically-see note preceding Question 27)
a) After provisional membership (¶330)? (v 2/3)
James Lambert (Asbury Theological School)
Wendee Perceful (Asbury Theological School)
Linda Truitt (St. Paul School of Theology)
b) Transfer from elder in full connection (¶309.3)? (v 2/3)
None
Who are elected for ordination as elders and what seminary did they attend?
a) After provisional membership? (¶335) (v 2/3)
Ruth Atterberry (Perkins School of Theology)
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35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
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Jacqueline Banks (Perkins School of Theology)
James Hunt (Perkins School of Theology)
Keith King (Perkins School of Theology)
John Marks (Perkins School of Theology)
Marsha Purtell (Phillips Theological Seminary)
Marcia Shoemaker (Phillips Theological Seminary)
Bryan Tener (The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University)
Susan Whitley (Phillips Theological Seminary)
b) Transfer from deacon in full connection? (¶309.3) (v 2/3)
None
What provisional members, previously discontinued, are readmitted (¶364)? (v)
None
Who are readmitted (¶¶365–367 [v], ¶368 [v 2/3]):
a) As associate members?
None
b) As members in full connection?
Richard Ayers (FE)
Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement (¶358.7): (v)
a) As associate members?
None
b) As provisional members? (Indicate credential)
None
c) As members in full connection? (Indicate credential)
None
Who have been received by transfer from other annual conferences of The United Methodist Church
(¶¶347.1, 416.5, 635.2m)? (List alphabetically. Indicate credential. See note preceding Question 27.)
Name
Conference
Date
None
Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (¶347.2)? (List alphabetically. Indicate
credential.)
Name
Denomination Date
None
What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders recognized (¶348): (v)
a) As deacons?
None
b) As elders?
None
Who have been ordained as a courtesy to other conferences, after election by the other conference?
(See note preceding Question 27. Such courtesy elections or ordinations do not require transfer of
conference membership.)
a) Deacons in full connection?
None
b)
Elders in full connection?
None
41. Who have been transferred out to other annual conferences of The United Methodist Church (¶416.5)?
(List alphabetically. Indicate credential. See note preceding Question 27.)
Name
Conference
Date
None
42. Who are discontinued as provisional members (¶327.6)? (Indicate credential) (v).
Michael Frazier (PE) (2010)
43. Who are on location?
a) Who has been granted honorable location (¶359.1)? (Give date when this action became
effective. Record Charge Conference where membership is held. Indicate credential and year of
most recent report.):
(1) This year? (v)
Ricky Huggins (FE)
06/01/2012
Greenwood UMC, Arkansas
(2) Previously?
Linda Brinkworth (FE)
06/01/2003
St. Luke’s, OKC
(2009)
Linda Morgan Clark (FE)
06/01/1993
First, Muskogee
Joel Clay (FE)
06/01/1992
Choctaw
(2009)
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45.
46.
47.
48.
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Woody Davis (FE)
06/01/2001
First, Tulsa
(2009)
Daniel Duncan (FE)
06/01/1996
Asbury, OKC
(2009)
Robert Gardenhire III (FE)
06/01/1978
St. Luke’s, OKC
(2009)
David Olshine (FE)
06/01/1998
First, Tulsa
(2009)
Nancy Mumma Salisbury (FE) 06/01/2004
Abiding Harvest, Tulsa
(2009)
Steve Spradling (FE)
06/01/1988
Bixby
(2009)
Albert Vaughn Story (FE)
06/01/2000
Asbury, Tulsa
(2009)
Douglas E. Walker (FE)
06/01/1995
Asbury, Tulsa
(2009)
b) Who on honorable location are appointed ad interim as local pastors? (¶359.2) (Indicate date and
appointment.) None
c) Who has been placed on administrative location (¶363.1? (Give date when this action became
effective. Record Charge Conference where membership is held. Indicate credential.):
(1) This year? (v) None
(2) Previously?
None
Who have been granted the status of honorable location–retired (¶359.3)? (Record Charge Conference
where membership is held. Indicate credential.):
a) This year? (v) None
b ) Previously?
M. Gerald Ball (St. Paul’s, Shawnee)
J. Warren Boley
Mark Davis
Bascom O. Doak (Cherokee)
Jerry Neal Fast (Weatherford)
Joe P. Foor
Leland Gardner Griffin, Jr. (St. Paul’s, Muskogee)
Bob Gregory
Anthony Howard
Robert McMasters (Village, OKC)
Don Nelson (Centenary, Lawton)
Darrel R. Osborn (First, Broken Arrow)
A.W. Robinson (Centenary, Tulsa)
Gary Warman (Batavia, Batavia OH)
Ernest Wotring, Jr. (St. Luke’s, OKC)
Who have had their status as honorably located and their orders terminated (¶359.2)? (v) (Give date
when this action became effective. Indicate credential.)
David George (FE)
06/01/2012
Who have had their conference membership terminated? (Give date when this action became effective.
Indicate credential.)
a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (¶360.1, .4)? (v)
Sungsu Hwang (FE)
06/01/2011
b) By withdrawal from the ordained ministerial office (¶360.2, .4)? (v)
Philis Griffin (PE)
01/01/2012
c) By withdrawal under complaints or charges (¶¶360.3, .4; 2719.2)? (v)
d) By termination of orders under recommendation of the Board of Ordained Ministry (¶354.12 )?
(v)
e) By trial (¶2713)?
Who have been suspended under the provisions of ¶361.1c, ¶2704.2c or ¶2711.3? (Give effective dates.
Indicate credential.)
Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided)
a) What associate members have died during the year?
Effective:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Retired:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
b) What provisional members have died during the year? (Indicate credential.)
Effective:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Retired:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
c) What elders in full connection have died during the year?
Effective:
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Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Mary Lou Branscum
08/22/1932
09/02/2011
Dennis Carlton Jones
03/28/1946
09/27/2011
Mark S Barnett
01/20/1961
11/09/2011
Retired:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Walter Jene Miller
10/25/1924
05/16/2011
James Carol Taylor
01/22/1934
06/20/2011
Kenneth W Howard
04/20/1929
07/30/2011
Lawson Lee
05/09/1918
11/23/2011
Roy Rowlan
12/03/1914
11/28/2011
Charles Richardson
11/04/1929
12/07/2011
Robert Majors
12/27/1928
12/09/2011
Wesley L Kimball
03/21/1925
12/25/2011
Harold Honnold
07/14/1918
01/17/2012
Hardie Higgins
09/08/1944
01/23/2012
Dwight D. Darrah
03/31/1927
03/26/2012
d) What deacons in full connection have died during the year?
Effective:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Retired:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
e) What local pastors have died during the year?
Active:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Arthur Lyons
03/05/1947
05/11/2012
Retired:
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Dale Sullivan
12/18/1929
06/26/2011
Robert Haynes
08/25/1937
08/02/2011
49. What provisional or ordained members (elders and deacons) have received appointments in other
Annual Conferences of The United Methodist Church while retaining their membership in this Annual
Conference (¶¶331.8, 346.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference where appointed.
Indicate credential.)
Name
Conference
Date
Glenn Lee Biggs-Scribner
Central Texas
09/01/2001
Scott E. Heusel (FE)
Central Texas
06/01/2011
50. Who are the provisional, ordained members or associate members on leave of absence and for what
number of years consecutively has each held this relation (¶354)? (Indicate credential. Record Charge
Conference where membership is held.)
Name
Number of Years
Charge Conference
a) Voluntary? (v; v 2/3 after 5 years)
(1) Personal (¶354.2a)
Joel Betow
2
St. Paul’s, Tulsa
Sara Marie Bodenstein (FE)
3
Chapel Hill, OKC
Stephen J. Bredesen (FE)
3
First, Tulsa
Everisto Chikanga (PE)
2
Young Woon Ko (FE)
Darin McCarty
2
Poteau
P. David Roman (FD)
3
St. Mark’s, Bethany
Mary Beth Foye (FD)
2
Piedmont
(2) Family (¶354.2b)
Trina Bose North (FE)
5
Epworth, OKC
Karen Styers (FD)
2
Putnam City
(3) Transitional (¶354.2c)
b) Involuntary? (v 2/3)
c) Who have been placed on leave of absence since the last session of the annual conference (ad
interim)?:
Name
Effective Date Charge Conference
(1) Voluntary? (v)
(i) Personal
Teri Green (FD)
01/15/2012
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Barbara Brown (FE)
06/01/2012
Debra Campbell (PE)
06/01/2012
Dawna Dhaenens (FD)
06/01/2012
Bridgeview, Norman
Kristi Swink (FD)
06/01/2012
First, Yukon
(ii) Family
Patricia McCall (FE)
06/01/2012
(iii) Transitional
Jeni Markham Clewell (FD) 06/01/2012
Newcastle
(2) Involuntary? (v 2/3)
d) Who on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated since the last session of the annual
conference (ad interim)?
Name
Effective Date
Lesley Long (FE)
09/01/2011
Rebecca Morton (FD)
01/15/2012
Brandon Blacksten (PE)
01/01/2012
Philis Griffin (PE)
01/01/2012
Becky Baxter-Ballou (FE)
06/01/2012
Craig Denslow (FE)
06/01/2012
Nancy McCullough (PE)
06/01/2012
Glenda Skinner-Noble (FE)
06/01/2012
51. Who are granted sabbatical leave (¶352)? (v) (Give date when this relation became effective; indicate
credential.)
Jessica Moffat Seay (FE)
09/01/2011
52. What actions have been taken concerning disabled members (¶357)? (Indicate credential.)
a) Who were granted incapacity leave since the last annual conference session (¶357.2)? (Give
effective dates) None
b) Who have had their incapacity leave terminated since the last conference session (¶357.3)? (Give
effective dates of terminations): None
c) Who are granted incapacity leave at this session (¶357.1)? (v)
53. What members in full connection have been retired (¶358): (List alphabetically giving full name—
first, middle, last—in that order. If retiring in the interim between conference sessions (¶358.2d),
indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under ¶358.1, no vote required; under ¶358.2, v; under
¶358.3, v 2/3)
Deacons
a) This year?
Kathryn Coit
(06/01/2012)
b) Previously?
Mary Lue Eastmond
Virginia L. Gray
Virginia N. Howl
Sara Jacobson
Jan Lewis-Boyd
Linda L. McFadden
Linda L. Muterspaugh
Margaret North
Paul Overton
Elizabeth Box Price
Emma Richardson
George Shepherd
LaVerne Short
Trinette Smith
Margery VanOostrum
Wiley Walker
Marilyn Williams
Elders
a) This year?
Richard Whetsell
(07/01/2011)
Blesvilla “Blessing” Yap
(04/01/2012)
Allen Trent Baggett
(06/01/2012)
Cal Brannon
(06/01/2012)
Kay Buchanan
(06/01/2012)
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John David “Rusty” Williams
George A. Gilland
Carol Reich
David Rose
Cynthia Schillinger
Donald G. Simpson
David A. Stewart
Connie Taylor
Delbert A. Watkins
David Croninger
Previously?
Jerry D. Abbott
Larry Acton
John C. Adams
Larry Adkisson
Dennis Adlof
Jack Anderson
Michael Asher
Jack Lee Atkinson
Henry Clay Ballard
James Robert Bartlett Sr.
Ed Bateman
Neal Baumwart
Martin Stanley Beason
Larry G. Becker
Henry Bell
T. Theo Benson
William H. Bentley
Richard A. Bland
Boyce A. Bowdon
William Dean Bowles
Russell Edward Bracy
Judy Bradford
Herbert G. Bridgewater
Bruce Brotherton
Don Q. Brown
Harold W. Brown
James Robert Bullock
Doug Burr
Milburn R. Burrow
James B. Buskirk
William R. Buttram
Steve D. Byrd
M. Carl Cartwright Jr.
William R. Chace
O. Annette Clement
Alvin R. Cobb
Robert W. Cocke
Wayne W. Coffin
Don Combs
Orra George Compton
Dwayne Conner
Foy Sims Conrad
W. Wayne Cook
Billy Howard Cooke
John W. Corbin
John Crooch
Randy Crownover
Randy Crumley
Torrey Curtis
Warren Danskin
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(06/01/2012)
(08/01/2012)
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Jerry A. Darter
Joe A. Davis
William H. Davis
Robert A. DeMoss
Edward D. Dexter
Jerrie Dexter
Tolbert B. Dill
Charles L. Dollarhide
Robert E. Dotson
Clem H. Dozer
Joseph Preston Dulany
James Durham
Dale Dyer
Robert Edde Jr.
James W. Edmison
Justus H. Edmondson
Dan Eischen
Donald Emler
Phillip D. Erwin
Jon Farris
Phil Fenn
John H. Foster
Dan Frisby
John Gable Jr.
Charles H. Germany
Connell Ghormley
James Gragg
Gary Graham
Kerney F. Graham Jr.
Raymond Griffin
Donald Joseph Groves
Eleazar Guillen (The Methodist Church of Mexico)
Andrew M. Hall Jr.
Argus J. Hamilton Jr.
Richard A Hamilton
William Eugene Hancock
Charles W. Hanna
James W. Hardwick
Elson P. Hargrove
Paul D. Hardy
Leon Harrel
Nicholas E. Harris
Wilbur Frank Hathaway Jr.
Virginia Hathaway
Barbara Le Hays
J. A. Hazlitt
Joe W. Heaton
Richard C. Hedger
William R. Henry
Charles M. Herndon
Jim Hewitt
William Jake Higgins
Cheryl Lynn Wofford Hill
Harold E. Himes
Joe L. Hock
Robert Hodgson
Denny G. Hook
Donald C. Horton
Richard House
Donald Hull
Gene Hunt
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Tomisene Ingram
George Vernon Isbell
Gale Izard
Ernest Jackson, Jr.
Larry Jacobson
Don T. Johnson
Lawrence A. Johnson
Montie D. Jones
Phillip Lee Jones
Jack R. King Jr.
Beryl L. Kingsbury
Virginia Kingsolver
Thomas F. Kirby
Fred C. Knight
Brian Kovacs
Harold Joseph Langley Jr.
Guy O. Langston
Robert E. Langston
Vernon E. Lawrence
Paul M. Leaming
Don T. Lehman
Wishard F. Lemons Jr.
Harold D. Leveridge
Roland Luelf
Joseph L. Lynch
Jack Eugene Lyons
Calvin C. McCarter
Raymond E. McCartney
C. Woody McClendon
J. Quitman McCrory
Grady Pink McCullough
Arthur R. McGrew
Richard B. McIlnay
Alan McIntyre
Burrel J. McNaught
Douglas D. McPherson
Robert Mansfield
Bobby Wayne Mash
William Cameron Mason
Bennie U. Mathews
Richard Mauldin
Bob Metcalfe
Glen E. Millard
George Dean Miller
Glen O. Miller
Carol Minter
J. Frank Mitchell
Joe Molencupp
Robert H. Moody
William B. Moorer
Robert Blair Montgomery
Michael M. Morgan
Billy Joe Moss
Danny Moss
Wanda Murray
Carolyn Murrow
Norman Neaves
Marvin D. Nelson
Marion Ray Nesmith
Mike S. Nicholson
Don Nobles
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Billie Joe Norman
Tom Oden
Russell E. Owen
Paul Overholt
David E. Parker Jr.
Wayne B. Parker
Ken Pate
Dan E. Patman
Jerry W. Perryman
James W. Phares
Robert Pierson
Roy E. Pike
Roger Pitt
Carl G. Plischke
Howard L. Plowman
Marvin M. Polson
Michael Potts
Don C. Price
John R. Price
Virgil Troy Pults
Merle B. Pulver
V. Clinton Purtell
Arthur Radabaugh
Harold W. Reynolds
Joe N. Robinson
Duane F. Roever
Larry Sachau
David Sanders
Charles D. Saviers
Marilynn Schellhamer
Donald Scott
David Severe
James C. Shields
James E. Shock
Lauren Shock
Golden V. Shook
Arnold L. Short
Elbert L. Shumaker
Arden J. Smith
Ken Smith
William A. Smith
William A. Stacy
Bill L. Steele
Charles Stewart
Joe F. Stewart
Fredrick E. Still
Willett Wilson Story Jr.
Ray B. Stratton
John R, Stuckey
Helen Taylor
John Lee Terneus
Douglas W. Thatcher
David W. Thomas
H. Leroy Thompson
MacKenzie C. Thompson
Tim Thurston
Ruth Tipps
Kenneth L. Tobler
William Todd
Dale Tremper
Jarrell Tyson
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Robert W. Van House
Randy Van Nostrand
Jerald Walker
Rayford Leon Wallace
Phillip A. Ware
Stanley Warfield
Donald C. Waters
Charles Watson
Ronal Weathers
Richard Leon Wehrman
John B. Welch
Lowrie Welton
William Anderson Wenker
James C. Wheeler
James Troy White
Joe H. White
John Fianis Whittington
Delores Willis
Rex Wilkes
Oscar I. Wilkie
J. Weegie Williams
Hugh Willoby
James A. Wilshire
Jessie Lee Willsie
John H. Winkler Jr.
Neil Winslow
Udell H. Wolff
Roger Wood
Sanford Wylie
D. Dean Wynn
54. What associate members have been retired (¶358): (List alphabetically giving full name-first, middle,
last-in that order. If retiring in the interim between conference sessions (¶358.2d), indicate the effective
date of retirement.) (Under ¶358.1, no vote required; under ¶358.2, v; under ¶358.3, v 2/3)
a) This year?
Mary Ewing
(06/01/2012)
Linda Baggett
(07/01/2012)
b) Previously?
Robert Barr
John DeYong
Denis H. Dieker
Douglas A. Griggs
James W. Hanes
Reva M Hensley
Don A. Martin
Gary Moody
Virgil Payne
Ralph Dale Radcliff
David Bruce Smith
Betty C. Stone
Gene Teel
Leonard T. Tolle
Harold Wheeler
Forrest A. Wilkins
Homer R. Williams
55. What provisional members have been retired (¶358): (Indicate credential. If retiring in the interim
between conference sessions (¶358.2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Under ¶358.1, no
vote required; under ¶358.2, v; under ¶358.3, v 2/3)
a) This year?
None
b) Previously?
Larry Stoops
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56. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors (¶320.5):
a) This year?
Russell Currie
06/01/2012
Theodore Hoffman
06/01/2012
Pamela Shirk
01/01/2012
James Hilton
02/02/2012
Tony Zahn
06/01/2012
Craig M. “C.M.” Wilson 06/01/2012
b) Previously?
Jim A. Adams
Joseph B. Albrecht
Sara Sally Barber
Sue Bateman
Richard Benefield
Ray Blakely
Adonna Bridges
Milton O. Carlin
John Doyal Chand (OD)
Carl T. Cochran Jr.
Jerry Coldren
John Cramer
Charles E. Dozer
Edward L. Eastwood
Daniel Eppler
John Ferguson
Juanita Fletcher
William Forrest
Terry Fox
Gwenda Gay Freeman
Faye Good
Bruce Govett Jr.
Woody Hamon
Meredith Henderson
Gerald E. Holden
Orval Ray Howard
Kenneth Jones
Beatrice Kilborn
Royce Littrell
Leonard McCarty
Galeda M. Mannschreck Jones
Perla Martinez-Goody
Elsie Mitchell
Reed Montgomery
Joe Milton Murphy
Charles Lenn Murray
Randa Norman
Douglas Norris
James Ogden
R.T. Perry
Chester Phyffer
William B. Post (OD)
Gerry Rhodes
Kay Sallee
Jack D. Simmons
Mary Sue Sprouse
George Tarbell
Arch J. Taylor
Don Venable
Bennie Waller
Marilyn Weathers
Conrad Young
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57. Changes in clergy membership: What is the number of ordained ministers: (NOTE: The numbers in parenthesis following each category listing are the question numbers in this report form where
ministers in that category are listed. The number reported below should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding questions.)
a) Elected as associate members? (27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
b) Elected as probationary (provisional) members? (28a, b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
c) Elected as deacons in full connection? (32a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
d) Elected as elders in full connection? (31b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
e) Readmitted? (34, 35a, b) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
f) Retired made effective? (36a, b, c) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
g) Transferred in? (30a, 37, 38) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
h) Transferred out? (41) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
i) Discontinued as probationary (provisional) members? (42) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
j) Honorably located this year? (43a1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
k) Administratively located this year? (43c1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
l) Withdrawn? (46a, b, c) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
m) Termination of orders? (46d) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
n) Terminated by trial? (46e) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0
o) Deceased? (48a, b, c,d) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
58. What is the number of:
a) Pastoral charges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
b) Local churches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518
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59. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference:
a) By appointment category and conference relationship?
(NOTES:
(1) Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form corresponding to each category have been placed in parenthesis following the category title. Where these
question numbers appear, the number reported in that category should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding questions.
(2) For the three categories of Appointments to Extension Ministries, please report as follows:
¶344.1a, c): the number of clergy members appointed within United Methodist connectional structures, including district superintendents, or to an ecumenical agency.
¶344.1b, c): the number of clergy members appointed to extension ministries, under endorsement by the Division of Chaplains and Related Ministries of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
¶344.1d): the number of clergy members appointed to other valid ministries, confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Annual Conference.
See the Discipline paragraphs indicated for more detailed description of these appointment categories.)
(Licensed Local Pastors not currently under appointment should not be counted as clergy members
of the conference)
Deacons in
Full
Connection
Elders in
Full
Connection
Probationary
(provisional)
Deacons
Probationary
(provisional)
Elders
Associate
Members &
Affiliate
Members
with vote
Fulltime
Local
Pastors
Parttime
Local
Pastors
Pastors and Deacons whose
primary appointment is to a
Local Church (¶¶331.1c, 339)
20
234
5
37
6
65
43
Deacons (in full connection
and probationary) serving
Beyond the Local Church
(¶331.1a,b) (81a,b)
10
X
2
X
X
X
X
Appointments to Extension
Ministries (¶316.1; 344.1a,c) (80a)
X
40
X
1
0
3
0
Appointments to Extension
Ministries (¶316.1; 344.1b,c) (80b)
X
5
X
0
0
0
0
Appointments to Extension
Ministries (¶316.1; 344.1d) (80c)
X
3
X
0
0
0
0
Appointments to Attend School
(82)
0
0
0
0
0
X
X
Appointed to Other Annual
Conference (49)
1
1
0
0
0
X
X
On Leave of Absence
(50a, 50b)
1
5
0
1
0
X
X
On Family Leave (50a2, c2)
2
2
0
0
0
X
X
On Sabbatical Leave (51)
1
0
0
0
0
X
X
On Incapacity Leave (52c)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
On Transitional Leave (50a3,
50c1iii)
4
0
0
0
0
X
X
Retired (53, 54, 55)
18
274
0
1
17
X
X
Total Number of Clergy
Members
57
564
7
40
23
68
43
Categories
Grand Total, All Conference
Clergy Members
802
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b)
By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: See the instruction for item 59 for guide lines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.)
Female Clergy Members
Categories
Deacons in
Full
Connection
1
Hispanic
Native American
1
36
Multi-Racial
Total Number,
Female
Clergy Members*
Probationary
(provisional)
Elders
Associate
Members &
Affiliate
Members
with vote
Fulltime
Local
Pastors
Parttime
Local
Pastors
2
5
2
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
Pacific Islander
White
Probationary
(provisional)
Deacons
2
Asian
African American/
Black
Elders in
Full
Connection
38
78
4
1
1
92
5
Grand Total, All
Conference Clergy
Members*
13
4
16
17
17
4
18
19
Associate
Members &
Affiliate
Members
with vote
Fulltime
Local
Pastors
Parttime
Local
Pastors
2
1
1
1
1
2
193
Male Clergy Members
Categories
Deacons in
Full
Connection
Elders in
Full
Connection
Probationary
(provisional)
Deacons
Probationary
(provisional)
Elders
Asian
5
African American/
Black
4
2
Hispanic
4
2
5
2
Native American
1
1
Pacific Islander
White
18
Grand Total, All
Conference Clergy
Members*
438
4
3
Multi-Racial
Total Number,
Male
Clergy Members*
1
19
460
4
18
16
52
21
1
1
1
1
25
18
57
26
609
* The sums entered in these spaces should agree with the comparable totals in the bottom two lines of
question 59.
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PART III CERTIFICATION IN SPECIALIZED AND CERTIFIED LAY MINISTRY
(¶635.2u, v, The Book of Discipline)
Note: Indicate credential of persons in Part III: FD, FE, PD, PE, AM, FL, PL, and LM.
60. Who are the candidates in process for certification in specialized ministry?
Tim Bodenstein (LM)
Lori Foster (LM)
William Harrison (LM)
Becky Jackson (LM)
Amy Muegge (LM)
Suzy Sharp Morgan (LM)
Kathy Morris (PE)
Diana Northcutt (FE)
Amy Oden (LM)
Jon-Philip Olson (LM)
Cynthia Smith (LM)
Hae Jung (Grace) Um (LM)
Joe Taylor Jr. (LM)
Greg Tener (FE)
Leslie Long (FE)
Christian Wylder (LM)
61. Who is certified in specialized ministry? (List the areas of specialized ministry. Indicate by an asterisk those certified this year.)
Camp and Retreat Ministry:
Kimberly Van Gundy (LM)
Christian Education:
Marsha Gail Alexander (FD)
Warren D. Ambrose (FD)
Rebekah Belase (FD)
EvaMarie Campbell (FD)
Kathryn J. Coit (FD)
Suzanne Lynch Davis (FD)
Mary Lue Eastmond (FD)
Donald Emler (FE)
Kathleen Frye (LM)
Teresa Green (FD)
Leslie Long (FE)
Rebecca Morton (FD)
Diana Anderson Northcutt (FE)
Dana Jean Hodge Parker (LM)
Catherine Ruth Perlingiere (LM)
George Shepherd (FD)
Karen Sledge (LM)
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Kristi Swink (FD)
Charlotte Teel (FD)
Suzann Statham Wade (LM)
Bisby Wierick III (FD)
Sharon Capron (FD)
Brittany Stanley
Music:
Janet Boone (LM)
Steven Wayne Clark (LM)
Donna Jean Dodson (FE)
P. David Roman (FD)
David Stewart (FE)
Charlotte Teel (FD)
Edward Davis (LM)
Youth:
Warren D. Ambrose (FD)
Mary Lue Eastmond (FD)
Mary Ann Emmons (FD)
Thomas K. Hoffman (FE)
Randy McCurdy (LM)
Diana Anderson Northcutt (FE)
Richard D. Read (FD)
Christian Communication:
Shari Goodwin (LM)
Kurt Gwartney (LM)
Richard Norman (PD)
Business Administration:
Brian Bakeman (FD)
Phil Greenwald (FD)
62. Who are transferred in as a certified person in specialized ministry? None
63. Who are transferred out as a certified person in specialized ministry? None
64. Who have been removed as a certified person in specialized ministry? None
65. Who are certified as lay ministers (¶ 271, 635.2v, and 665.10)?
(List alphabetically giving full name—first, middle, last—in that order, by district)
None
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PART IV DIACONAL MINISTERS
Paragraph numbers in questions 67-75 refer to The 1992 Book of Discipline)
66. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (¶2703.3)? (v)
Virginia Gray
Elizabeth Box Price
67. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (¶313.3c)? (v)
None
68. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (¶312)?
NameConference
Date
None
69. Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (¶312)?
NameConference
Date
None
70. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by Annual Conference
action (¶313.3)? (Under ¶313.3a, no vote; under ¶313.3b, v 2/3)
None
71. What diaconal ministers have died during the year?
a)Effective:
Name Date of Birth Date of Death
None
b)Retired:
NameDate of Birth
Date of Death
None
72. What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence under ¶313.1a, c, d) (disability, study/
sabbatical, or personal leave): (v)
a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each):
None
b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in Question 72a, if their leaves of absence are continuing):
None
73. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (¶313.1e):
a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each):
None
b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in Question 73a, if their leaves of absence are continuing):
None
74. Who have returned to active status:
a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (¶313.1a, c, d)?
None
b) From extended leave (¶313.1e)? (v)
None
75. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal ministers (¶313.2):
(Under ¶313.2b, v 2/3)
a) This year?
None
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b)Previously?
Mary Becker
Paul Chambers
Doris Fair
K. Norwood Hawkins
Iva Mae Holloway
Bonnie Miller
Kathleen Stephenson Pierson
Randall Thompson
PART V APPOINTMENTS AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS
76. Who are approved for less than full-time service?
a)
What associate members and elders are approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what is the total number of years for which such approval has been granted to each, and for what fraction of full-time service (in one-quarter increments) is approval granted (for purposes of equitable compensation claim and pension credit) ¶¶338.2, 342.2, 1506.4b)? (v ¾):
Obed Alba (2 years) (3/4 time)
Roy Betz
(15 years) (1/2 time)
Clarence Rick Forthman (2 years) (1/2)
Ernest Jackson (5 years) (1/2 time)
Daryl Owen (1 year) (3/4)
David Rose (4 years) (3/4 time)
Glenda Skinner-Noble (1 year) (3/4 time)
(15 years) (1/2 time)
Paul Vickery b)
What deacons in full connection and provisional deacons are approved for appointment to less
than full-time service (¶331.7)?
Suzanne Davis (5 years) (1/2 time)
Jo Beth Kee-Rees (2 year)
(3/4 time)
Harriette Leigh Kemp (3 years) (3/4)
Wendelyn Perceful (3 years) (3/4)
Ulrik Peterson (1 year) (1/2 time)
Jack Terrell-Wilkes (2 year) (1/2 time)
Erica Thomas (2 year) (1/2 time)
Bisby Wierick (5 years) (1/4)
77. Who have been appointed as interim pastors under the provisions of ¶338.3 since the last session of the annual conference, and for what period of time?
None
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78. What changes have been made in appointments since the last annual conference session? (Attach list. Include and identify Appointments Beyond the Local Church (Deacons) and Appointments to Extension Ministries (Elders). Give effective dates of all changes.)
DateName
From
To
06/22/2011 Robyn Thompson-Goggs OKC Church of the Servant Maternity Leave, Par. 356 (FE)
07/01/2011 Josheua Blanchard (FL)
Beggs/Schulter
No Longer Appointed (Serving
Detroit. MI Conf.)
07/01/2011 Tari Carbaugh (PE)
St. Paul School of Theology,
Copan
OCU, Par. 326.3
07/01/2011 Minnie “Judy” Conner
Copan (SY)
New
07/01/2011 Samuell Sam-Paul Fields, II New
Ardmore. Warren (SY)
07/01/2011 Milton Murphy (RL)
Retired
Hugo, First/Wesley
07/15/2011 Kristiane L. Smith
New
Colbert (PL)
08/01/2011 Richard L. Brasher (FL) Cleora
Beggs/Schulter
08/01/2011 Andy Nelms (FL)
New
OKC, Nichols Hills Associate
08/01/2011 Max Whipple
Hardesty/
Hardesty/
Union Center (SY)
Union Center (PL)
08/08/2011 Robyn Thompson-Goggs( FE) Maternity Leave
OKC, Church of the Servant
Associate
08/15/2011 Rebekah Belase (FD)
Church World Service
OSU Wesley Foundation
Greater Plains Region,
Assistant Director, Par. 331.1a
09/01/2011 Jack Atkinson (RE)
Retired
Erick (RE) Serving as Supply
09/01/2011 Lee Jackson
Duncan, Stephens (SY)
Not Appointed
09/01/2011 Wanda Littrell
Carnegie Associate (SY)
Carnegie Associate (PL)
09/01/2011 Leslie Long (FE)
Leave of Absence
OCU, Assistant Director of
Religious Education,
Religious Educ., Par. 344.1a
09/01/2011 Preston Morgan
Not Appointed
Lawton, Centenary Assoc. (PL)
09/01/2011 Danny J. Moss (RE)
Retired
Ardmore, First (SY)
09/01/2011 Jessica Moffat Seay (FE) Ardmore, First
Sabbatical Leave
09/01/2011 Scott Raines (PL)
New
OKC, St. Luke’s, Associate
09/01/2011 Kevin Watson (FE)
Attending School,
Seattle Pacific Univ.
Par. 416.6 Instructor of Historical
Theology Par. 344.1a
09/15/2011 Richard Whetsell (RE)
Retired
10/01/2011 Milton Murphy
Hugo, First/Wesley (PL)Retired (RL)
Cleora (SY)
10/01/2011 Madlyn Ruch (PL)
Savanna
10/02/2011 Kurt Glassco (PL)
Tulsa, Harvard Avenue Not Appointed
Not Appointed
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DateName
From
To
10/28/2011 Jennifer Long (FE)
OCU Director
Maternity LOA
of Religious Life, Par.344.1a
11/01/2011 C. Lenn Murray (RL)
Gerty
Not Appointed
11/15/2011 R. Dwayne Conner (RE) Vian (SY)
Back to RE
12/01/2011 Kimberly Giles
New
Enid, Bethany (PL)
12/01/2011 William Langrehr (FL)
Wister
Not Appointed
12/01/2011 Semaj Vanzant (FL)
New
OKC, Christ
12/31/2011 James Hewett (RE)
Shawnee, Wesley (SY) Back to RE
12/31/2011 Charlotte Teel (FD)
Choctaw/
OKC Chapel Hill 01/01/2012 Claud Baltimore (SY)
Roff (OF)
01/01/2012 Bonnie Fay Batman (FL) Ochelata
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No Longer Appointed
Discontinued (Voluntary)
01/01/2012 Dane Lemmons (FE)
LPC, Associated TherapyRose Rock Academy, LPC,
Services
344.1d
01/01/2012 Marcia Martin (SY)
New
Vian
01/01/2012 Kristopher Tate (FD)
Edmond, Acts 2
Transitional Leave
01/01/2012 Delbert Watkins (FE)
Sentinel/Rocky
Sentinel
01/10/2012 Lisa Hines (PL)
Not Appointed
Discontinued Voluntarily
01/15/2012 Rebecca Morton (FD)
Transitional Leave
Skyline Urban Ministries
Associate, Par.331.1b (3/4x)
01/15/2012 Kristopher Tate (FD)
Transitional Leave
OKC, Wickline Associate
01/15/2012 Stan Warfield (RE)
Retired
OKC, Wickline (SY)
01/31/2012 Gary Withrow (FL)
Cameron/Spiro
Discontinued
02/01/2012 Woody Hamon (SY)
No Appointment
Boise City/Kenton
02/01/2012 James Hilton (FL)
Marietta
Retired (RL)
02/01/2012 Phillip Hodson (PL)
Calera
Hugo, First/Wesley
02/01/2012 Jennifer Long (FE)
Maternity LOA
OCU Director of Religious Life
02/01/2012 Alan Lumpkins (SY)
New
Tuskahoma
02/01/2012 George Lupton (FE)
Boise City/Kenton
Marietta/Thackerville
02/01/2012 Timothy Wicker (SY)
Talihina/Tuskahoma
Talihina
03/01/2012 Ed Harwood
Discontinued
Wister (PL)
03/01/2012 Kim Hutson (SY)
Hulbert (SY)
Cameron/Spiro (SY)
03/01/2012 Dan Eischen (RE)
Wetumka (RE) (SY)
Hulbert (RE) (SY)
04/01/2012 Jessica Moffat-Seay (FE) Sabbatical Leave
Ardmore First
04/01/2012 Danny Moss (RE)
Back to RE
Ardmore, First (SY)
79. What elders (full connection and provisional), associate members, and local pastors are appointed to ministry to the local church and where are they appointed for the ensuing year? (Attach a list.)
Refer to Appointment list. (Section G)
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80. What elders (full connection and provisional), associate members, and local pastors are appointed to extension ministries for the ensuing year? (Attach a list)
a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (¶344.1a, c)?
Refer to Extension Ministry list. (Section G)
b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry (¶344.1b, c)?
Refer to Extension Ministry list. (Section G)
c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of ¶344.1d? (v 2/3)
Refer to Extension Ministry list. (Section G)
81. Who are appointed as deacons (full connection and provisional) for the ensuing year? (Attach a list.)
a) Through non-United Methodist agencies and settings beyond the local church (¶331.1a)?
Refer to Extension Ministry list. (Section G)
b) Through United Methodist Church-related agencies and schools within the connectional structures of The United Methodist Church (¶331.1b)?
Refer to Extension Ministry list. (Section G)
c) Within a local congregation, charge, or cooperative parish (¶331.1c)?
Refer to Extension Ministry list. (Section G)
82. Who are appointed to attend school (¶416.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose prime appointment is to attend school.)
Associate Members:
None
Provisional Members: None
Members in Full Connection:
None
83. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (¶310) [1992 Discipline]? (Attach list)
Refer to Appointment list. (Section G)
84. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes in pension credit (¶1506.6), corrections or additions to matters reported in the “Business of the Annual Conference” form in previous years, and legal name changes of clergy members and diaconal ministers.)
Pension Credit
A. A grant of seventeen (17) years times the annuity rate for surviving spouses for Geraldine
Egan, the surviving spouse of James Albert Egan, for the years of pension credit which he
earned between 6/04/50 and 5/25/67.
B. A grant of twenty (20) years times the annuity rate for the surviving spouses for Joy
Viers, the surviving spouse of Robert C. Viers, Jr., for the years of pension credit which
he earned between 6/08/47 through 5/25/67. less 10% of the annuity to go toward the
indebtedness of the Special Assessment for Conference Claimants.
C. Add 2.5 years for Sherry Heath for years of service with pension credit, which she earned
between 6/1/1995 through 12/31/1997.
85. Where and when shall the next Conference Session be held (¶603.2, 3)?
St. Luke’s UMC and Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City OK
May 27 - 30, 2013

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