Rev. Susan Whitley

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Rev. Susan Whitley is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and has been under appointment in the Oklahoma Annual Conference since 2006. She has served churches in the Enid District, Muskogee District, Council Oak District and has been here in Purcell since July 2020. She graduated from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2009 with an M.Div. She is on various Conference Ministry teams, including Council Oak DCOM, and OK DMT as chair.

Susan is married to Rev. Mark Whitley, also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. They have three children; Bryan, Chris (married to Kim), and Caitlin Whitley Hayes (married to Jordan), They have two grandchildren, Adalynn Renae Whitley, and Olivia Mae Whitley of Norman.

Susan grew up in South Louisiana, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education from McNeese St. University, and later an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. Before entering the ministry full time, she taught elementary school for over 20 years.

Rev. Whitley describes herself as a sports nut who gets easily distracted during March Madness. She writes "I love the New Orleans Saints, OK State Football, and Thunder Basketball. Who Dat? Go Pokes, and Thunder Up! " Like most sports fans, she is deeply grieving the loss of March Madness.

Admin Assistant

Rhonda Ingram-Harper

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Rhonda Ingram-Harper has been with Trinity UMC for approximately 10 years.  She is our invaluable Administrative Assistant and Financial Secretary.  She keeps the office running smoothly.  Rhonda is usually found here in the office on Monday-Wednesday from 8:30-2:30.

Rhonda can also be found in the kitchen on Wednesday afternoons.  She comes in behind the Rotary Cooks, cleaning and putting the kitchen back in order.  Rotary cooks very much appreciate her hard work.


Mike McElderry

Mike McElderry is our pianist and choir accompianist.  He has pretty much grown up at Trinity UMC.  His father was the pianist for many years before Mike, so he comes by his musical ability naturally.  Mike has been part of the music ministry for almost 30 years.

Additionally, Mike is a big part of our Trustees committee, and is always around the church doing routine maintenance, repairing things, and generally keeping the church in good shape.  

Choir Director

Kayla Marshall

Kayla Marshall is a student at OU, majoring in Vocal Performance.    She has been in many OU productions, and has been active with the Cimmaron Opera.  While new to Trinity UMC, she is not new to church music.  She will be leading our hymns each week, conducting choir practices on Wednesday evenings, and leading the choir as well doing special songs for us from time to time.  She has experience in leading Children's Choirs, and is also currently giving private voice lessons through a Norman music studio. We are so excited to have her join us!    Come join us at 7:30 on Wednesday evenings as we make a joyful noise throiugh song and worship.

  August 2021  
This Week's Events


Rotary Lunch fundraiser
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Choir Practice
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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