Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

We have a wonderful staff at Church of the Servant. Feel free to reach out and say hi!

Clergy

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Rev. Michael Carpenter

Associate Minister

office: 405-728-4716

mcarpenter@churchoftheservant.com


About: Michael

Michael Carpenter was licensed as a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church in 2015. Raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, he completed a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University in 2014. After spending a year as a civil engineer, Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Saint Paul School of Theology, where he has been selected as one of two Fellows. As a part of the Fellowship, Michael is appointed to serve at Church of the Servant part-time, where he will lead a ministry that reaches out and engages young adults and young families. Michael and his bride, Rachel, were recently married in 2014.

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Dr. Robyn Goggs

Associate Minister

office: 405-728-4710

rgoggs@churchoftheservant.com


About: Robyn

Dr. Robyn Goggs is an associate minister serving here since 2010.   Robyn has a heart for people and lives out her calling through women’s ministry, missions and preaching.   She loves to laugh and live into the abundant life she believes God wants all to have.  Robyn believes the church is its best when we help people claim God’s message of love, hope, and grace for their own lives.

She is a native to Oklahoma City, attending Putnam City High School and Oklahoma City University earning a degree in world religions.  Her Masters of Divinity is from Perkins School of Theology.  She served three years in the British Methodist Church as a pastor in a two-point charge in West Yorkshire.   Arriving back in Oklahoma in 2003,  Robyn was a senior pastor in a rural congregation for seven years before coming back to Oklahoma City.   In May 2010, she graduated with a Doctorate in Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  Her area of study was pastoral theology, care and counseling with research in grief care in the local church.    Robyn is married to John and they have three children: Noah, Daisy and Julia.

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Dr. Matthew Mitchell

Senior Minister


About: Matthew

Dr. Matthew Mitchell spent most of his life in Georgia where he was most recently Lead Pastor of Sugarloaf UMC. Matthew is the husband of Amber and father of four wonderful children.

Matthew was born in Denver, Colorado but grew up in Lilburn, GA where he attended Parkview High School. After high school, Matthew enrolled in LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA where he was the first four-year Letterman of the nationally ranked LaGrange College Men’s Golf Team. While at LaGrange, he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with a management concentration and minor in Latin American Studies. For seminary, Matthew attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and finished up his schooling with a Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.

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Rev. Randy Shrauner

Executive Minister

office: 405-728-4746

rshrauner@churchoftheservant.com


About: Randy

Rev. Randy Shrauner, Church of the Servant’s Executive Minister, was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2008. Born and raised on his family’s farm and ranching operation in Southwest Kansas, Randy invested 20 years following his graduation from Oklahoma State University directing the business. Leaving the ranch behind, he entered Asbury Theological Seminary in the fall of 2001, earning a Master of Divinity in May of 2005. Rev. Shrauner is married, and the Shrauners have 4 grown children.

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Rev. Tim Travers

Minister of Congregational Care

office: 405-728-4708

ttravers@churchoftheservant.com


About: Tim

Rev. Tim Travers was born and raised in Nebraska, the youngest of 6 children. He attended college at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1985 to 1989, where he majored in Religion and had minors in Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology. Tim attended seminary from 1990 to 1993 at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. He served churches of various sizes in full-time ministry from 1993-2003 in the Nebraska Annual Conference. He then transferred to the Oklahoma Annual Conference in 2003. He served as the Minister of Congregational Development at Church of the Servant from 2003 to the fall of 2009. Tim is now serving as the Minister of Congregational Care. He is married, and they have 2 children.

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Staff

Administrative
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Dr. Matthew Mitchell

Senior Minister

At Servant Since
2017
Originally From
Lilburn, GA
Bio/Fun Facts

Dr. Matthew Mitchell spent most of his life in Georgia where he was most recently Lead Pastor of Sugarloaf UMC. Matthew is the husband of Amber and father of four wonderful children.

Matthew was born in Denver, Colorado but grew up in Lilburn, GA where he attended Parkview High School. After high school, Matthew enrolled in LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA where he was the first four-year Letterman of the nationally ranked LaGrange College Men's Golf Team. While at LaGrange, he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration with a management concentration and minor in Latin American Studies. For seminary, Matthew attended the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and finished up his schooling with a Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.

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Rev. Randy Shrauner

Executive Minister

office: 405-728-4746

rshrauner@churchoftheservant.com

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Becky Kittrell

Administrative Assistant to the Executive Minister

office: 405-728-4746

bkittrell@churchoftheservant.com

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Steve Johns

Controller

At Servant Since
2012
Originally From
Carnegie, Oklahoma
Bio/Fun Facts

I like family get-togethers, reading, going to the movies, walking & playing with my dogs, and being active.

office: 405-728-4702

sjohns@churchoftheservant.com

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Cindy Brecheen

Accounts Payable Specialist

At Servant Since
1998
Originally From
Long Beach, CA
Bio/Fun Facts

I am an identical twin married to Mike who is also an identical twin. We’ve been blessed to be married since 1977 and I have 1 son, a daughter and son-in-law and 1 precious granddaughter. I love to read, garden and photography is my favorite hobby. I love coffee but am allergic to chocolate, beef and stargazer lilies so that makes me a cheap date!

office: 405-728-4720

cbreecheen@churchoftheservant.com

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Mary Strain

Receptionist

office: 405-721-4141

mstrain@churchoftheservant.com

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Adult Ministry
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Dr. Robyn Goggs

Associate Minister

office: 405-728-4710

rgoggs@churchoftheservant.com

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Scott Smith

Director of Connections and Staff Development

At Servant Since
1990
Originally From
Muskogee
Bio/Fun Facts

I love being with my family; I enjoy going to movies; wish I could Kayak more than I do; am blessed to be at Servant!

office: 405-728-4723

ssmith@churchoftheservant.com

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Tom McGee

Director of Senior Adults

office: 405-728-4701

tmcgee@churchoftheservant.com

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Susie Cobden

Administrative Assistant to Missions & Women's Ministries

office: 405-728-4711

scobden@churchoftheservant.com

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Care Ministries
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Rev. Tim Travers

Minister of Congregational Care

office: 405-728-4708

ttravers@churchoftheservant.com

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Vicki Roberds

Coordinator of Care Ministries

At Servant Since
1992
Originally From
Enid, OK
Bio/Fun Facts

The attempt to learn knitting or crocheting; Mexican food; a great movie, and playing with the grandchildren

office: 405-728-4738

vroberds@churchoftheservant.com

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Lola Burgtorf

Administrative Assistant to Care & Senior Adult Ministries

At Servant Since
2006
Originally From
Blackwell, Oklahoma
Bio/Fun Facts

I cherish my family and friends; love my job, all animals, reading, and a great cup of coffee; have the best life ever!

office: 405-728-4735

lburgtorf@churchoftheservant.com

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Communication Ministries
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Heather DeShazo

Director of Communications

At Servant Since
2005
Originally From
Newcastle, OK
Bio/Fun Facts

I love traveling, meeting new people, and lime sherbet (not necessarily in that order).

office: 405-728-4704

hdeshazo@churchoftheservant.com

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Facilities Management
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Don Cole

Director of Facilities

office: 405-728-4731

dcole@churchoftheservant.com

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Eric Nance

Assistant Director of Facilities

office: 405-728-4744

enance@churchoftheservant.com

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Hospitality Ministries
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Rev. Michael Carpenter

Associate Minister

At Servant Since
2015
Originally From
Ardmore, OK
Bio/Fun Facts

Michael Carpenter was licensed as a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church in 2015. Raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, he completed a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Oklahoma State University in 2014. After spending a year as a civil engineer, Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Saint Paul School of Theology, where he has been selected as one of two Fellows. As a part of the Fellowship, Michael is appointed to serve at Church of the Servant part-time, where he will lead a ministry that reaches out and engages young adults and young families. Michael and his bride, Rachel, were recently married in 2014.

office: 405-728-4716

mcarpenter@churchoftheservant.com

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Dana Israel

13.2 Coffee Shop Manager

office: 405-728-4721

dIsrael@churchoftheservant.com

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Music Ministries
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Chuck Weatherford

Director of Music Ministries

At Servant Since
2010
Originally From
East Tennessee
Bio/Fun Facts

Chuck Weatherford is a seasoned choral director raised in Upper East Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education from East Tennessee State University, finished with a master’s degree in conducting from New York University and continues to attend workshops and conferences. His love of music, and passion for teaching, has led him to lead the music ministries in several of the top 20 United Methodist churches including the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS. He has traveled with his choirs to international destinations such as England, Wales, Mexico, and most recently to Italy with a performance at the Vatican, where great choral music has been sung for centuries. He has also lead his groups in performances at venues like Carnegie Hall and the National Cathedral. He enjoys spending any free time relaxing with his wife Pam, who works as the assistant to the Bishop of Oklahoma.

office: 405-728-4728

cweatherford@churchoftheservant.com

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Christiaan Osborn

Associate Orchestra Director

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Matt Schinske

Pianist

At Servant Since
2010

mschinske@churchoftheservant.com

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Jenny Johnson

Administrative Assistant

At Servant Since
2012
Originally From
Oklahoma City

jjohnson@churchoftheservant.com

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NextGen Ministries
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John Gilstrap

Director of NextGen Ministries

office: 405-728-4726

jgilstrap@churchoftheservant.com

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Cathy Hersom

Director of Children's Ministry

Bio/Fun Facts

I love Jesus and I love children so my position as Director of Children’s Ministries is the perfect “deal”.
My desire is for every child to live a life where loving Jesus and knowing that “everything is possible through Him” is a way of life for them.

My husband passed away in 2011 which left a huge hole in the hearts of my family. But as God always does, He has filled my life with many blessings – including 2 beautiful grandsons who I love “to the moon and back”. My two grown children, Robbie and Katie are both married to individuals that I am also proud to call my children.
I enjoy gardening, bible studies, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

office: 405-728-4715

chersom@churchoftheservant.com

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Cindy Brackenbury

Elementary Coordinator

At Servant Since
2012
Originally From
Midwest City/ Del City
Bio/Fun Facts

I love children, reading, friends and family time, and laughing out loud.

office: 405-728-4756

cbrackenbury@churchoftheservant.com

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Pam Adams

Administrative Assistant to Children's Ministries

At Servant Since
1997
Originally From
Oklahoma City
Bio/Fun Facts

I love to sew, knit, shop, travel, read, but I especially love being called “Gigi” and spending time with my family.

office: 405-728-4713

padams@churchoftheservant.com

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Dayna Slater

Nursery/Starbright Director

office: 405-728-4714

dslater@churchoftheservant.com

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Jenny Kincaid

Nursery Coordinator

At Servant Since
2013
Originally From
Oklahoma City
Bio/Fun Facts

I love to spend time with my son playing super heroes or making crafts, a great movie, reading a good book and a nice cold Coca-Cola.

jkincaid@churchoftheservant.com

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Jenna Smith

Middle School Program Coordinator

At Servant Since
2013
Originally From
Blackwell, Oklahoma
Bio/Fun Facts

Before coming to Church of the Servant, Jenna attended school, and was an intern at Crossings Community Church for almost 3 years. Jenna enjoys hanging out with students, being goofy, spending time with her family, and watching others grow in their faith. She enjoys the little things in life like candles, walks, and baking. In regards to ministry Jenna says, “We serve a big and faithful God. He is at work in our youth, and I am blessed to watch as he works.”

office: 405-728-4753

jsavage@churchoftheservant.com

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Sang Nguyen

High School Program Coordinator

At Servant Since
2012
Originally From
Oklahoma City
Bio/Fun Facts

Sang was raised in Oklahoma City and graduated from Putnam City High School. His passion for student ministry began when he was a senior in high school, through his youth group. This is where he encountered and acknowledged God’s love for the first time. He truly believes High School Ministry can be a safe place for students to nurture their faith and find value in following Christ. His goal is for students and families to fall more in love with Christ and be a light in this world. Sang graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor degree in Elementary Education. He loves photography, music, playing sports, having meaningful conversation over coffee, eating pho and Tana Thai, hanging out with his beautiful girlfriend, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, and saving the people of Gotham City.

office: 405-728-4754

snguyen@churchoftheservant.com

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Rachel Gillespie

Administrative Assistant to Student Ministries

At Servant Since
2014 (Member since 1998)
Originally From
Sapulpa, OK
Bio/Fun Facts

I graduated from Oklahoma State University. GO Pokes! Meet Jim, my husband of 27 years at OSU. My son, Jacob, is a Junior at OSU. My daughter, Regan, is going to OSU in the fall. My hobbies are hanging out with my family, tennis, running and watching my kids play sports.

office: 405-728-4725

rgillespie@churchoftheservant.com

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At Servant, we are helping people know Jesus and make Him known. We accomplish this through several opportunities to grow, such as our Sunday services, Sunday School/Small Groups, serving, missions, and outreach. By participating in these, we believe there is no better way to experience heart change, life change, and world change.

Service Times

Liturgical 8:15

Classical 9:30 9:30

Contemporary 11:00

Contact

14343 N. MacArthur Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK 73142

Phone: 405-721-4141

Fax: 405-728-4747

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