Our Staff

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Reverend James Hunt

Campus Pastor

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 (almost) 5 and a son who is 2, so his hobbies include reading children’s books, drawing with crayons, and talking people into taking naps.

James will join the team on June 1st, 2018!


 

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Anne Walker, Ph.D.

Interim Director

Anne Walker is Director of the Wesley Foundation at OSU.  Her eighteen-year career in the nonprofit sector includes work in grant programs for ministry with youth-under-pressure, in graduate theological education, and in nonprofit program development.

Prior to her work at The Wesley, Anne served as Director of Learning and Professional Development at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. She is an adjunct professor, teaching Christian education and formation, at  Saint Paul School of Theology and at Iliff School of Theology.

Anne holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Religious Education, and an M.A. in Ethics, all from Claremont School of Theology. She received her bachelors degree from Oklahoma City University. Her specialities include: youth ministry, young adult ministry, education for social change, and theologies of vocation.  She is the co-author of Nurturing Different Dreams: Youth Ministry Across Lines of Difference (Pickwick, 2014).

An Oklahoma native and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Anne appreciates good people, good music, and good humor. She lives in Edmond, OK with her husband, Monty, and son, Ryan.


703-439-0036 | anne@okstatewesley.org | LinkedIn Profile


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Peter White

Interim Campus Pastor

Peter is a spiritual director and ordained Methodist pastor. You can find him on campus in Stillwater every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. He’s passionate about listening and responding to Jesus and helping young people discover the way of Jesus. He loves listening to stories and telling stories.
Prior to coming to the Wesley, he spent seven years as Minister with College Students and Young Adults at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa. He’s a graduate of Oral Roberts University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and (hopefully real soon) Northern Seminary. He lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife and their two pre-schoolers. He writes at www.thesabbathlife.com.

 | peter@okstatewesley.org |  www.thesabbathlife.com |


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Sharon Bennett

I Am Program Coordinator 

Sharon Bennett 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 excited to be working for the Wesley Foundation, and is a Program Assistant for the I AM Program. She is  currently taking Spiritual Formation Training to become a Spiritual Director.

iamprogram@okstatewesley.org


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Kathy Walker

Administrative Assistant

Kathy Walker 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: Jonathan Walker, Jenny Garrigan, Belinda Harelson, Christopher, and Timothy (T. Mike) Walker. In addition, she has 6 wonderful grandchildren.


admin@okstatewesley.org