Staff

Pastor

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 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 Heartland DCOM, Annual Conference Corp., Conference Transitions Ministry Team, and LCDMT as chair.

 

Susan is married to Rev. Mark Whitley, also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church serving at Lindsay UMC. They have three children; Bryan, Chris (married to Kim), and Caitlin Whitley Hayes.   They have four grandchildren, Adalynn Renae Whitley, and Olivia Mae Whitley of Norman; and Bradley Bollman & Jackson Bollman of Edmond.

 

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! "




Director of Young Adult Mnistries

Sara Martin

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Sara Martin has recently joined Trinity United Methodist Church as an Impact OK2 Young Adult ministry resident. She is a fourth-generation cradle United Methodist and an alumna of the Wimberly School of Religion at Oklahoma City University. This Gen Z ministry worker is a third-year seminary student at Saint Paul School of Theology and will graduate in 2023 with her MDiv. After graduation, Sara plans to pursue ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. She serves on several boards, including the Local Church Development Ministry Team, and co-chairs the Disability Concerns Taskforce of the Oklahoma Annual Conference. Sara has also been a board member of the General Board of Church and Society since 2017. Her passions for ministry include disability advocacy, intergeneration ministry, and Christian religious education. Sara enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her four-year-old dachshund, Wesley, in her spare time.




Administrative Assistant

Rhonda Ingram-Harper

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Rhonda has been with us at TUMC for 8 years now.  She is the Financial Secretary in addition to just handling administrative tasks. Her normal hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  She is very knowledgeable and always eager and willing to assist when ever asked or needed. If you ever have questions or need information, she is the one to contact!

 




Pianist

Mike McElderry

Mike has been a part of this church since he was very young.  He has served as our pianist and choir accompaniest for over 20 years.  Additionally in his role as a member of the Trustees, he is always around the church fixing something or helping in some way.  He is invaluable in all of his roles!    Mike is an avid OU fan.  Boomer Sooner!




Choir Director

Kayla Marshall

Kayla is our newest staff member, having joined us this past summer.  She is a vocal music major at the University of Oklahoma.  She sings in several different groups on campus and teaches voice lessons at a private studio in Norman.




 
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