MINISTRY STAFF


  • jimie-wray mead

    pulpit minister

    Jimie-Wray and Karla joined the Stillwater Church family on January 1, 2017.  He graduated with a Bible degree from Oklahoma Christian University in 1991 and received a Master of Arts Degree in Bible with specialization in Family Life Ministry in 2000. Jimie-Wray has  served as a pulpit minister in Muskogee and Hinton, Oklahoma and the last 9 years in Hutchinson, Kansas. He  served as adjunct Instructor for Connors State college in Muskogee. Jimie-Wray and Karla have two children, a daughter, Piper, who  is married and lives in Edmond and a son, Noah, who is attending OSU.


  • B. J. Mc Michael

    Family Minister

    B.J. and his wife, Dana, joined us on January 5, 2015. They have three sons, David -25, Jonathan-22, and Joshua-7. B.J. earned his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and finished his PhD with an emphasis in Human Development and Family science here at OSU. He was formerly the family minister at Westgate church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.


  • monty daffern

    University Center

    Director

    Monty and his wife, Jenny, have faithfully served this campus ministry since 1994. They have two sons, Harrison and Kyeson, and a daughter, Melanie. Monty earned his Bachelor’s Degree from OSU and his Master’s in Ministry from ACU. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing fantasy football, and working with tools.

  • Derrick Tharp

    Youth Minister

    Derrick has worked with the church as an intern since 2013 while completing his masters at Oklahoma Christian.  He received his Masters in 2017.  He has been serving as a full time Youth Minister with the Stillwater Church of Christ since January 2016.

  • Maria Clark

    Co-Children's

    Minister

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  • matt Mills

    UC Campus Minister

    Matt started working for the UC as the International Students’ Minister in the fall of 2001. After graduating from OSU in 2003, Matt started working as Multicultural Campus Coordinator and is now working as University Center Minister. He finished his Master’s in Ministry from OCUSA in the fall of 2005. Matt likes to play intramural sports, chop up trees and pick up basketball games in the Colvin Center. Matt and Melissa have one son, Tucker David, who was born May 9, 2010, and one daughter, Paige Marie, June 26, 2012. 

  • Elyse Tharp

    UC Women's Minister

    Elyse joined the UC staff in 2013 as College Women's Ministry Coordinator. She is a wonderful godly leader serving us!!! She has been instrumental in the growth of our women's ministry, discipleship, and outreach. The enthusiasm, gentleness, and joy with which she serves Christ is contagious! She is also married to Derrick Tharp our Associate Family Minister who has been serving our Youth Group for over 2 years now. We are fortunate to have this amazing couple leading, serving, and mentoring our college and youth.


  • Joy Ambrose

    Co-Children's Minister

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