Our Staff

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Rev. James Hunt

Campus Pastor; Director

James Hunt is a native Oklahoman. He was born in Talihina, went to high school in Henryetta, and graduated from Oklahoma State University. James met his wife, Hilary, while they were both students at OSU. He earned a degree in American History in 2004, then attended Perkins School of Theology at SMU, graduating in 2009.

James traces his Methodist roots back to his great great grandfather who was a Circuit Rider in Oklahoma territory, once serving the Stillwater area. James has served churches in Oklahoma and North Texas ranging in size from 100 members to 5,000, and has experience in college ministry, youth and camping ministries, church planting, and creating new worship experiences.

James and Hilary have a daughter who is 5, a son who is 2, and a son who is 1. so his hobbies include reading children’s books, drawing with crayons, and talking people into taking naps.


 405-372-5830 ext. 102 |918-384-8784 | james@okstatewesley.org
twitter & instagram @jasthunt


Aly Shahan

Associate Director

Aly graduated from Oklahoma City University with a B.A. in Religion where she met her her husband. Her family serves Lost Creek United Methodist Church where her husband, Adam, serves as Senior Pastor.  Aly’s experience in the non-profit and United Methodist world has been: 3 time delegate to General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church, Administrative Assistant for Discipleship Ministries and Connectional Ministries of the Oklahoma United Methodist Church, Assistant for the Disaster Emotional and Spiritual Care program of Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Co-Chair of the Annual Conference Council of the OKUMC, Co-Dean of Camp Spark and Young Adult Spark, District Youth Coordinator for the Heartland District, and served as a Youth Director for over 10 years.

Aly has two children and loves nothing more than cooking, vacationing, and playing games with her family of 4. In her free time she runs a baking business, Donnie Jays. Aly loves to go to camp, be active in her local church, and write. Aly is so happy to join our team.


 405-372-5830 ext. 101 | Aly@okstatewesley.org


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Brian Harrison

Business Manager

Brian comes to us with a wealth of experience in program and building management.  For several years, he worked for a nonprofit supporting Stillwater Head Start.  He most recently served as the Director of the Drumright Head Start, launching that program and setting it up for success.  Brian started at the Wesley in June and oversees the new building itself.  He manages relationships with vendors, coordinates building use and rentals, and is the primary contact for repairs and maintenance.


 405-372-5830 ext. 105 | brian@okstatewesley.org


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Sharon Bennett

Women’s Ministry Coordinator 

Sharon is a native of Virginia, but also grew up in North Carolina, and is a fan of  bluegrass and Americana music. Sharon obtained a Masters of Animal Science from North Carolina State University and was able to travel to Wales, Australia and New Zealand. Her work background includes Environmental Education, Chamber Management, and Office Administration. She relocated to Stillwater in the summer of 2016 with her husband and two girls.  She is  currently taking Spiritual Formation Training to become a Spiritual Director.


 405-372-5830 ext. 106 |sharon@okstatewesley.org


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Kathy Walker

Finance Manager

Kathy is an administrative assistant for the Wesley Foundation. In June of 2015, Kathy became a part of the OSU Wesley Foundation staff working with the Board of Director, record keeping, and communications. Kathy first became acquainted with the Oklahoma Methodist organizations in August 2006 when she became the administrative assistant of the Stillwater District Office of the OKUMC and continued to work there until the end of May 2015 when the office was closed due to redistricting.

Kathy is an avid reader and loves music, both vocal singing and piano. She is married to Dr. Timothy Walker, pastor of First Baptist Church in Stillwater, and has five children.


 405-372-5830 ext. 106 | admin@okstatewesley.org