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Upcoming Events
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SUN
Sunday School
9:30 AM
Classes available for children in Pre-K through 4th grade, middle school, high school, and 4 adult classes
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MON
Level 1 Yoga
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$5.00, meet in large classroom in main building
Sewing Class
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A class for those at the beginning stages of sewing to those who are more advanced. Each person furnishes their own supplies. This is a community group that is free and open to the public, with volunteer instructors. Monday 6-9pm. All ages are welcome, but no child care is provided. .
NOV

21

TUE
Weight Watchers
5:30 PM
Meet in the large classroom in the main building. The weigh-in begins at 5:30. The meeting begins at 6 pm.
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WED
"The Call" Bible Study
6 week study by Adam Hamilton, led by Pastor Susan. Meets in room 103 at 6:45.
Level 1 Yoga
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$5.00; meet in large classroom in main building.
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
United Methodist Youth Fellowship - Grades 7 through 12 join together for Bible study, fun, and fellowship. Throughout he summer, the meetings are held at different venues. See Linda Tucker for details.
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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, and currently FUMC Skiatook in the Council Oak District.   She  graduated from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2009 with an M.Div.

 

Susan is married to Rev. Mark Whitley, pastor of  Meadowcreek United Methodist Church in Collinsville OK. They have three children; Bryan (married to Julie), Chris (married to Kim), and Caitlin Whitley Hayes (married to Jordan),  They have one grandchild, Adalynn Renae Whitley, of Norman.

 

Susan grew up in South Louisiana, earning a degree in Early Childhood Education from McNeese St. University, and later a 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! "

 


Administrative Assistant

Ka'Lu Underwood

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Ka'Lu is a Georgia Peach who was transplanted to Oklahoma over 17 years ago.  She brings 30 years of customer service and clerical work to the job.  As the first contact that many people have with the church, her desire is to conduct the business affairs of the church with a smile.    

She and her husband Jon are raising two lovely young ladies-Kionna and Kelie.  They have brought the girls up in a house filled with love, laughter, and a passion for learning and helping others.  

Ka’Lu is a voracious reader who also enjoys singing, dancing, and has a guilty pleasure for watching television court shows and reality tv.  Her prayer is that she is heeding God’s call to share His word, show His love, and serve His world.   heart


Director of Children's Ministry and After School Adventure Camp

Miria Jones

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Miria Jones is the director of childrens ministries at FUMC Skiatook.  She is a lifelong Methodist and has served in many roles concerning children and youth for several years at Village United Methodist in Oklahoma City before recently coming to Skiatook.  These roles include teaching Sunday School, teaching and directing Vacation Bible School and being a youth sponsor and volunteer for the Appalachian Service Project  (www.asphome.org). 

Miria and her husband Keifer both grew up in Miami, Ok.  They moved Oklahoma City in 1996 along with their children Lindsay and Amanda.  Lindsay still lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Cesar Betancourt where she works for the State of Oklahoma.  Amanda and her son Alex also live in Oklahoma City where she attends Southwestern Christian University on a soccer scholarship.  Mirias son Will was born in Oklahoma City and is now a student at Newman middle school in Skiatook.  Keifer, Miria and Will made the move to Skiatook when Keifer was transferred to the Tulsa office of Halliburton where he is a Tech Professional in the Baroid division.

Miria enjoys working with children and looks forward to helping them to grow in Christian journey through Bible study, stories, crafts, play and mission.

Miria is in the office most  afternoons  and can be reached by telephone or email as needed.  Office:  918-396-2519, Cell phone:  405-850-2253, Email:  children@fumcskiatook.com


Youth Director

Linda Tucker

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Linda Tucker is the  Youth Director o at the First United Methodist Church of Skiatook. With over 8 years of experience working with youth, she has a passion for empowering students to realize and achieve their God-given gifts and abilities. Before coming to Skiatook, Linda was the Youth Director at Meadowcreek United Methodist Church and the First Methodist Church of Hico, Texas. She has also worked for the Boy Scouts of America and the American Red Cross. While at the American Red Cross, Linda worked in Disaster Services recruiting and training volunteers to respond in disasters.

Born in North Carolina and raised in Texas, Linda is happy to now be living in Oklahoma with her husband, Gary,  daughter Maddie, and their cat, Harley. When Linda is not busy with her responsibilities at the church, she and Gary enjoy taking road trips on their motorcycle. They have traveled to Yellowstone National Park, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Sturgis, SD.

Linda has a degree in Sociology from Tarleton State University and is a graduate of the Youth Workers Academy sponsored by the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is currently attending Phillips Theological Seminary working towards an M.Div. as she continues to discern her call into full time ministry.


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