Topical Studies Group
Who: Open to adults of all ages (singles and couples)
What: Study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians & Titus
When: 9:45 am
Where: Room 1 downstairs
Leaders: Jeff Harwell and Dave Sabatini
Who: Open to engaged couples & young married couples
What: From This Day Forward: Five Commitments to Fail-Proof Your Marriage
When: 11:00 am
Where: Room 2 downstairs
Leaders: Russell & Whitney Hollingsworth, Matt & Tana Schuermann, and David & Sharra Williams
Wildwood Church encourages membership through Starting Point. This class is also the first step to take if you want to get connected, lead a small group, or simply know more about Wildwood. You’ll hear our core doctrines & mission, discover ministry & serving opportunities, and receive a copy of our membership covenant to review. The next session begins January 22, 2023, at 9:45 am in Room 4 downstairs, and will meet for 4 consecutive Sundays. No registration is required. Just show up! We’d love to meet you!
Ciera assists and supports the High School and Middle School ministries at Wildwood.
To contact Ciera, click here
Family: Dylan (Husband)
Education: Associates in Public Relations
On staff since: August 2016
One thing you love about Wildwood: The people.
Listening to: Needtobreathe
Favorite book: Anything by Jen Wilkin
Favorite movie: You’ve Got Mail
One thing you might not know about Ciera: I have been at Wildwood since I was born and met my husband in middle school ministry at Wildwood, this place is our home/family!
Tyler assists the Facilities Director in maintaining and improving our building.
On staff since: September 2022
One thing you love about Wildwood:
Something you might not know about me:
Myles supports Senior Pastor, Mark Robinson.
Family: Mom, Dad and older brother
Education: Senior at OU
One thing you love about Wildwood: How personal and intimate everyone is.
Something you might not know about me: I am pursuing fluency in Spanish so that I might be more useful to the lord to reach Spanish-speaking people in my community.
Hobbies: Golf, Working Out, Reading, Spanish, studying the Word of God
Erin assists in mentoring, planning, & supervising College Life at Wildwood.
One thing you love about Wildwood: The desire and push for you to get plugged in and serve with the spiritual gifts you have.
Something you might not know about me: I’ve been skydiving.
Hobbies: Reading, meeting people for coffee, traveling
Lauren helps plan events and promote growth within Widwood Students!
Education: Sophomore at OU
One thing you love about Wildwood: I love the community. Throughout my entire life I have always felt so loved and cared for here.
Something you might not know about me: I’m dying to buy myself a Golden Retriever.
Hobbies: I love wedding videography and cooking/baking!
Caden assists in facilitating student ministry programming with the Student Ministry team at Wildwood.
Education: Student at OU
On staff since: June 2022
One thing you love about Wildwood: The Community.
Favorite book/movies: The Screwtape Letters, Whiplash
Hobbies: Sports, reading, watching movies, & legos
SALT Group (Sharing And Learning Together)
What: New study series begins Oct.9th, A Fresh Look at God’s Top 10 (a study of the Ten Commandments), using the Bible and Jen Wilkin’s Ten Words to Live By.
Where: Room 3 downstairs
Leaders: John & Susan Storm
Naomi facilitates the church’s outreach in our community.
To contact Naomi, click here
Family: Married to Matthew and together they have three children: Abby, Jacob, and Robby
Education: BA in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration from Baylor University, MS in Journalism from Texas A&M University
On staff since: June 2017
One thing you love about Wildwood: I love that Wildwood is Gospel-centered and that our heart as a church is to follow Jesus together for the glory of God.
Listening to: Shane & Shane, The Bible Recap podcast
Favorite movie: The Sandlot
Hobbies: Running, reading, and traveling
Favorite book besides the Bible: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah & The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
You might not know about me: I love summer camp! Matthew and I met as counselors at Sky Ranch in Van, TX the summer after our sophomore year in college.
Click here to learn more about Local Outreach
Lead a Group
Small groups are an integral part of what we do as a church. They are groups of 6-16 people who gather regularly for the purpose of spiritual growth and community, consisting of fellowship, prayer, and the conversational study of God’s Word. Wildwood offers personalized training and resources to new small group leaders. Click HERE for information videos on leading a Small Group at Wildwood
FIRST STEPS FOR NEW SMALL GROUP LEADERS:
If you are interested in starting a group, or if you would like to schedule training, please contact Wildwood’s adult ministry team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Both a men’s group and a women’s group are hosted at Wildwood on Thursday evenings, Sept. 15 – May 11, 2022. This year’s BSF study is “People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided.” Find group details and register at join.bsfinternational.org
Studies for All Adults
A Study of Daniel: Is God in Control? Led by Mike Strauss
Daniel is a book of history and prophecy that describes events from around 600 BC and into the future. It contains some of the most well-known stories in the Bible like Daniel in the lion’s den, as well as challenging prophetic declarations. A common theme throughout the book deals with the question of whether or not God is in control when bad things happen, when rulers elevate themselves, and when God seems removed from the world. You are invited to join us as we study the remarkable book of Daniel.
Meets in the Worship Center, Wednesdays at 6 pm, Sept.14 thru Dec. 14. No registration is required. Just come join us!
Note: Study will not meet Oct.5 (fall break) and Nov.23 (Thanksgiving week).
GIFT Group (Growing In Faith Together)
What: Study of Romans
Leaders: Kevin Bradford & Phil Kemp
Merge Small Groups are environments of 6-16 young adults in their twenties or thirties gathering regularly for the purpose of spiritual growth within community. Groups fellowship, pray, study God’s word, and basically “live life” together in Christ.
The day, time, and frequency groups meet vary. Our groups meet on different nights during the week. They either meet twice a month or once weekly at a time and location convenient to group members.
If you’re interested in joining one of our existing Merge small groups or starting a new Merge small group, fill out our small group form.
(6th – 12th grade)
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm for Middle School & 7:30-9 pm for High School, starting September 14th | Teaching, Games, & Community
9:45 am & 11 am | Teaching & Fellowship
MERGE: Wildwood’s Young Adult Ministry
Wildwood is FOR young adults following Jesus together to the glory of God. Adults in their twenties and thirties come from varying life phases. Merge exists to create a place for young adults to merge together, for connection, worship, service, and biblical study within the multigenerational church. Click HERE to learn more.
If this is your first time joining us for worship, click HERE to fill out our Howdy form.
We would love to have you join us in giving to what the Lord is doing through Wildwood in Norman and around the world. Click HERE to partner with us financially.
Let us know how we can be praying for you this week. It is an honor to bring our burdens before the Lord. Prayer requests & Praises can be submitted to our Pastors privately by clicking HERE
RightNow Media is a streaming library of more than 20,000 Bible study videos for both adults and children. As a leader or member of a Wildwood Church group, you may request access to our church’s RightNow Media account by emailing email@example.com with your name, email address, and the name of your Wildwood group.
For more information about RightNow Media, visit rightnowmedia.org.
Join a Group
Small groups are an integral part of what we do as a church. They are groups of 6-16 people who gather regularly for the purpose of spiritual growth and community, consisting of fellowship, prayer, and the conversational study of God’s Word. New groups typically form in Aug./Sept. and Jan./Feb. Please complete the following Small Group Signup Form if you are interested in joining a small group, and an adult ministry staff member will contact you.
Who: Open to both married and single parents of young children
What: Study of Topics Related to Parenting
Where: Room 4 downstairs
Family Fellowship Group
What: Study of Exodus
Leaders: John & Lori Abernethy
Who: Primarily parents of elementary-age students
What: Study in Romans
Leaders: Stan & Cheryl Schuermann
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money. Dave Ramsey (via video) and his teaching team will walk through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more! Details and registration for the next FPU session hosted at Wildwood in January 2023 will be posted here when available.
Legacy (adults 55+)
Legacy is Wildwood’s 55+ connection ministry. Its focus is to encourage Legacy adults in connecting people to Christ through worship, community, and mission. The group also gathers at noon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a luncheon. Those 55+ are invited to reconnect with friends and enjoy a meal. The lunch costs $5 per person to help cover food costs, and reservations are required. Sign up at the church welcome desk or by clicking this link: Legacy Luncheon SignUp
Anna’s Friends (widowed women)
Anna’s Friends Group desires to unite widowed women in a fellowship of love, laughter, friendship, and support. The group meets monthly for Bible study and social events. For more information, contact Wildwood Church at (405) 329-3939.
Men’s Bible Study
Studies for Women
Women’s Bible Studies and The Well
We are so blessed to be apart of a multi-generational church! Godly adults consistently lead discipleship groups of 1-3 students, actively helping students use their life to glorify God. These groups create meaningful, authentic, Christ-centered relationships that provide accountability, confession, and guidance. Mentors set an example for what spiritual multiplication and gospel-centered discipleship looks like, modeling how to pour into the next generation and younger students.
Do I have to be an OU student to participate in a group?
No. Our vision is for every college student at Wildwood to be a part of a small group bible study. While our groups do meet on-campus at OU, they are open to all students. We would love to get you plugged in to one of our groups no matter where you attend classes.
How do I join the leadership team?
Each Spring, we open up our application for a year-long leadership commitment to a specific team within College Life. This is open to Sophomores-Grad Students that are actively following Jesus and have a passion to build God’s kingdom. We would love to talk to you more about applying for our Events, Worship, Bible Study Hosts, Service, Care, and Sunday Morning teams. In the first few weeks of Fall and Spring, we also open up sign-ups for our Sunday Morning Team to all students (including Freshmen)!
What is the best way to stay up to date with College Life?
Follow us on Instagram @wildwoodcollege for the most updated information! We also have a GroupMe with more opportunities for spontaneous events and announcements, such as tennis nights and lunch after church plans! Check out our LinkTree for all the current links!
You are always invited!
What are some other ways to get connected to Wildwood Church?
Beyond Sundays at Wildwood and College Ministry events, there are so many ways to jump into community at Wildwood! College students are encouraged to serve in any area of the church, join our teams that volunteer in the community, and participate in any adult opportunities. (https://wildwoodchurch.org/adult/)
What does a typical Sunday look like?
We have a time specifically for college students to gather together at 9:45 am in Room 5, downstairs. Every week we eat breakfast, drink coffee, listen to Bible teaching, and discuss around round tables. We encourage students to worship with our church family at our Main Service at 11 am after College Life.
What does a typical Bible Study look like?
Weekly Bible Studies meet in students’ homes, led by a young adult, studying a book of the Bible alongside 5-12 students. We do not merely discuss the Scriptures but learn how to read our Bibles, understand its meaning, and actively apply it to our lives. Teaching and discussion last 1.5ish hours, with host homes encouraging students to come early and stay late to participate in closer community, games, and getting to know each other deeper!
To help launch you into the Great Commission wherever you are called, we have compiled a document of trusted opportunities. Through research and interviews, this resource lists local and abroad, short-term and long-term ministry opportunities alongside helpful answers to common questions.
We are FOR the nations and follow Jesus into ministry and missions wherever we are.
COMING SOON: Check back August 2022!
One of the ways we follow Jesus is into His Word. We believe that environments in which college students can go deep into the Word of God are not only important but necessary for spiritual transformation. God uses his Word by the power of His Spirit to change his disciples (2 Tim 3:16, Rom 12:2, Eph 4:22-24). Weekly Bible Studies meet in students’ homes, led by a young adult, studying a book of the Bible alongside 5-12 students. We do not merely discuss the Scriptures, but we learn how to read our Bibles, understand its meaning, and actively apply it to our lives.
We invite all college-aged adults (17-25) to Room 5 for community, teaching, and discussion. Every week at 9:45am we sit around round tables to eat breakfast, drink coffee, listen to Bible teaching, and discuss. We encourage students to worship with our church family at our Main Service at 11am after College Life.
Bruce teaches on Sundays and in other venues, leads Latvian missions, assists with adult ministry and global outreach, plus provides leadership on theological issues facing the church today. He has also served for 26 years on the national speaker team for the Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaways by Family Life.
To contact Bruce, click here
Family: Janet (wife) and four grown kids – Rebekah (Nick), Emily, Kyle (Brittany), and Jennifer (Zac) – plus six grandsons, Aiden, Landen, Lincoln, Noah, Hunter, Luke, and two granddaughters, Kinsey and Summer.
Education: BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska, Master of Theology in New Testament and Greek from Dallas Theological Seminary.
On staff since: 1979
Personal webpage: brucehess.com Many of Bruce’s messages are available to be streamed, downloaded, or read via transcription.
One thing you love about Wildwood: Great blend of folks who are committed to know, honor, and follow Jesus! I highly value the tremendous privilege of teaching God’s Word at Wildwood for four decades.
Listening to: Mostly mid 60s oldies, along with Chris Tomlin & Matt Redman
You might not know ______ about Bruce: Bruce’s messages have been broadcast for 24 years (in the Latvian language) twice weekly on Latvian Christian Radio in the nation of Latvia. Also, there are internet listeners in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Canada, Australia, and the USA. God is simply amazing!
Hobbies: College sports, especially football and basketball. Root most intensely for my alma mater and the Sooners. Follow the Thunder, Kansas City Chiefs, and Dallas Cowboys.
Madeline works to build a Young Adult ministry at Wildwood with the support of the Adult ministry team.
Family: Husband: Colson, Son: Chandler, Dogs: Duke and Dakota
Education: Bachelor’s degree, major: organizational communication and minor in nonprofit management from OU
One thing you love about Wildwood: Being a part of a multigenerational body of believers and our commitment to preaching the truth of God’s word.
Favorite Book/movie: The Lucky One, The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness
American Sniper, She’s the Man, August Rush
Hobbies: Cycling, reading, baking, scrapbooking
Family: Husband, Doug and children
On staff since: 2022
Chanae cultivates environments where College Students can be discipled, equipped, and sent to live on mission on their campus, in their community, and across the world.
Family: Husband, Chris
Education: OU Grad
On staff since: May 2021
Listening to: Vance Joy, Maverick City Worship, The Porch, Bible Project
One thing she loves about Wildwood: I immediately felt the sense of family when I started getting plugged in. I have been amazed by the passionate people here doing life for Jesus, understanding God’s word, and praising Him together! I also love our emphasis on “For the Nations” and God’s heart for all people!
Something you might not know about me: Sand volleyball, hiking, walks & coffee, and seeing new places
If you would like more information about how you can get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food & Shelter is a local organization with a simple mission: To feed those who are hungry and wrap our arms around the lost and alone, helping them find their way back home. The services provided are the most basic needs of a human being: food & shelter. A team from Wildwood serves lunch monthly at Food & Shelter and we would love to have you serve with us.
For more information about this ministry and how you can get involved, please visit foodandshelterinc.org or email email@example.com.
Many churches and foster/adopt ministries want to do more, but simply lack the connection to vulnerable and isolated families in their community. CarePortal is a ministry that seeks to connect churches with the needs of families right in our own community. These needs, as identified by a social service worker, are passed onto the church through a database housed at careportal.org.
Lindsey oversees the daily financial transactions and communications for Wildwood.
To contact Lindsey, click here
Family: Aaron (husband) and 3 sons
On staff since: 2017
One thing you love about Wildwood: The people!
Favorite book besides the Bible: To Kill a Mockingbird or ANYTHING by Christine Caine
One thing you might not know about me: My grandmother and mother were both church secretaries.
Hobbies:Watching my boys play sports and game nights with friends and family
John cares for the members of Wildwood through counseling and referrals, hospital visitation and follows up with those in need.
To contact John, click here
Family: Lori (wife) and children Chris, Elizabeth, and Anna
Education: BA Communication University of Oklahoma, Master’s of Theology and a Doctorate of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary
On staff since: 2001
One Thing I love about Wildwood: Our church family is eager to grow in their relationship with Christ and one another and to serve, love and encourage those around them.
Listening to: KLove and Air1, mixed in with music from movies, a bit of country and whatever my teenage kids want me to sample 🙂
You might not know ______ about John: He proposed to Lori in the old Worship Center downstairs at Wildwood.
Hobbies: Being with Lori and the kids, coaching soccer, teaching and fishing
Click Here to learn more about the Care Ministry
Click Here to learn more about Campouts and Retreats
Braden assists the Facilities Director in maintaining and improving our building.
Education: Studying to be an Architectural Engineer
On staff since: June 2019
One thing you love about Wildwood: I love the consistency of their biblical views and solid leadership. Wildwood is centered on biblical truth and doesn’t get divisive on opinionated subject matter.
Listening to: Tears for Fears, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, U2, Toto, Queen
Hobbies: Board games with friends, reading, and drumming
Hannah assists the children’s ministry team in weekly activities involving teaching, facilitating classes, and organizing curriculum.
Family: Parents and brother
Education: Enrolled at OU
On staff since: 2021
One thing you love about Wildwood: The people! They are so kind and welcoming.
Favorite movie: Lilo & Stitch
Hobbies: Traveling, Baking, Puzzles, and spending time with family and friends
Melanie manages administrative tasks and communications for Children’s Ministry, as well as oversees the Welcome Team and the Impact 5 program.
To contact Melanie, click here.
Family: (husband) and three daughters:
On staff since: March 2021
Something you might not know about Melanie:
StuMo (Student Mobilization) is a ministry focused on building spiritual leaders for Christ from college campuses all over the world. Their passion is to help young men and women embrace their faith and grow as spiritual leaders for future generations and to equip them to live for Christ wherever they may go.
For more information about StuMo and how you can get involved, please visit pioneerstumo.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) is a Christian parachurch organization that was originally geared towards college students. Their mission is to win, build, and send believers who will multiply their faith in others. Since its founding, Cru has expanded its focus to include adults and even high school students.
For more information about CRU and how you can get involved, please visit cru.org or email email@example.com.
Creation Care is a group at Wildwood dedicated to being good stewards of God’s creation. We created the group at Wildwood to increase awareness of environmental sustainability at the church through recommendations and actions regarding recycling, energy efficiency, education, and more.
If you are interested in assisting with these efforts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvation Army is a part of the Christian church that has an impact all over the world. This ministry is motivated by the love of God and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
For more information about this ministry and how you can get involved, please visit salvationarmyusa.org or email email@example.com
Mission Norman is a non-profit corporation organized and operated to minister to a hurting world, particularly to persons who are homeless, by providing transitional housing, clothing, food, counseling, and other services as a ministry founded upon and carried out for the love of God and His son, Jesus Christ. Each year Wildwood partners with other churches and Mission Norman to bring Christmas to those in our community who need some extra support. For more information on the Mission Norman Christmas Shoppe, click here – wildwoodchurch.org/missionnorman
For more information about Mission Norman and how you can get involved, please visit missionnorman.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YoungLife is a ministry that strives to provide life-changing experiences while preparing kids for a life-long relationship with Christ and a love for His word, His mission, and the local church. YoungLife introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ by helping them grow in their faith by meeting in groups at high schools, college campuses, and summer camps.
For more information about YoungLife and how you can get involved, please visit norman.younglife.org or email email@example.com.
The purpose of Search Ministries is to provide a safe place to ask life’s big questions. By developing authentic relationships built around these questions, they offer honest answers and initiate meaningful conversations. Their mission is simple: inviting adults to take the next step toward God and our vision is big: every adult in every city invited to know and share Jesus.
For more information about this ministry and how you can get involved, please visit searchnational.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow by creating spiritual generations of believers. Its purpose is the discipline of Christians with a particular emphasis on enabling them to share their faith with others. Through Life-to-Life® relationships, The Navigators discipleship fulfills the message of 2 Timothy 2:2: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others (NIV).”
For more information about this ministry and how you can get involved, please visit navigators.org or email email@example.com.
Moore Faith Medical Clinic provides faith-based free medical care and prescriptions to the uninsured and underserved in our area. The organization focuses on loving and serving the community while recognizing the God-given dignity of each human life. Are you a medical provider who could volunteer your talents? Would you enjoy greeting patients or assisting with clerical tasks? How about providing a meal for the medical professionals who often come to the Clinic directly from their regular jobs?
For more information about this ministry and how you can get involved, please visit moorefaithclinic.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wildwood is for our community, one neighbor at a time, and we’re here to support you as you reach out to yours! Our Hi Neighbor! Block Party Trailer is a one of a kind trailer outfitted with popcorn and sno cone machine, yard games, music, and much more. Hi, Neighbor! hosts are even provided with planning tips, checklists, promotion materials, and a gift card for food and supplies. You’ll have everything you need to throw the best block party your guests have ever attended, and it’s completely free! We hope you’ll sign up to host a block party on your street, in your home, or at your neighborhood park today!
For more information, email email@example.com or click here to make a block party reservation.
Wildwood is proud to support Grace Home, a ministry home that provides a place for young mothers who find themselves alone and pregnant with few options to continue their pregnancies. The goal of this ministry is to provide a safe haven to expectant mothers with prenatal care, good nutrition, and exercise.
For more information about Grace Home and how you can get involved, please visit gracehomeok.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Pen Pals is a secure letter writing ministry which offers encouragement, guidance, and Christian friendship to incarcerated individuals through correspondence. Most of the inmates who are reaching out for a pen pal are already Christian, curious about Christianity, or just looking for a positive friendship. Your letters can make a difference in their lives for eternity.
For more information about this ministry and how you can get involved, please email email@example.com.
As the Student Pastor, Abe serves the community of Wildwood through overseeing our Student ministry to 6th – 12th graders.
To contact Abe, click here
Family: Korie (wife) and daughter Eleanor
Education: Bachelors in Human Services from Washburn University & Mdiv from Midwestern Theological Seminary
On staff since: November 2018
Favorite Book besides the Bible: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
Hobbies: Playing basketball, board games, building things!
Click Here to learn more about Student Ministry (6-12 grade)
Kevin serves the community of Wildwood through overseeing our College Students.
To contact Kevin, click here
Family: Wife, Carley
On staff since: April 2019
Education: MTS at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary & BA in Communication at the University of Oklahoma
Favorite Movie: Star Wars, La La Land, Dead Poets Society
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with my wife and friends, watching OKC Thunder or OU, playing board games or video games
Click Here to learn more about College Ministry at Wildwood.
Brooke directs the Children’s Ministry Team.
To contact Brooke, click here.
Family: JT (husband) and kids, Mabry, Harper, Hazel, & Henry
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma
On staff since: 2011
Hobbies: Spending time with JT & my 4 kids; traveling and shopping.
Something you might not know about Brooke: My first “job” was running “Brooke’s Playschool” out of my parent’s garage when I was in 4th & 5th grade.
Click here to learn more about Wildwood’s Children’s Ministry
To contact Pastor Mark, click here
Family: Kimberly (wife), and son, Joshua
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Oklahoma, Doctor of Ministry and Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary,
On staff since: January 2001
One thing you love about Wildwood: I love the people at Wildwood.
Listening to: Shane & Shane, Keith & Kristyn Getty
Favorite movie: Les Miserables
Hobbies: Following OU athletics and the NBA
Jolie oversees children in nursery, toddler, and preschool ministries on Sunday mornings.
To contact Jolie, click here
Family: Husband – Greg; Sons – Isaac and Hudson
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Texas Baptist University
On staff since: September 2017
Hobbies: Running my kids to their activities, running, and reading.
Favorite movie: Little Women
You might not know about me: I love pens and paper calendars. My favorite day is when I get to put all of the dates for a new year into my new calendar.
Herschel helps Wildwood pursue excellence in being faithful stewards of all that God has blessed us with. This includes HR, finances, facility, communication, and the church office team.
To contact Herschel, click here
Family: Alison & 4 kids (boy in college & 3 ballerinas)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Communication, from the University of Oklahoma.
On staff since: October 2016
One thing you love about Wildwood: I love the long term faithfulness of staff and volunteers pursuing God together like the Bereans.
Listening to: This is Wildwood, Freakonomics, Coldplay channel on pandora
Favorite movie: Braveheart & Elf
Hobbies: Uber for my kids, hiking, cycling, and swimming
Lessye oversees the elementary programs on Sunday mornings.
To contact Lessye, click here
Family: Michael (husband), Zoey, Addison, and Delaney (daughters)
Education: Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma in Health & Exercise Science
On staff since: November 2015
Hobbies: Family time, exploring nature, staying active, listening to podcasts, drinking coffee
Favorite Movie: Home Alone
One thing you might not know about Lessye: I’m very competitive and love a good board game.
Melanie oversees Awana programming and Thursday morning childcare.
Family: Zac (husband) and daughter Parker and son Hayes
Education: BBA in Management Information Systems from University of Oklahoma
On Staff Since: 2013
Hobbies: Reading, running, home projects, going to the lake, spending time with my family and friends
Favorite Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Something you might not know about Melanie: She has run 5 marathons and 10 half-marathons!
Emily serves and leads our special needs ministry for children.
To contact Emily, click here.
Family: Perry (husband), Cooper and Asher (sons)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Family Development from Oklahoma Baptist University
On Staff Since: May 2019
Hobbies: Playing w/my boys, tennis, watching sports
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Something you may not know about Emily: She loves to dance and make people laugh!
Jen assists & supports Adult Ministry at Wildwood.
To contact Jen, click here
Family: My husband Chad and I have been married 13 years and have been blessed with 2 boys, Keaton & Nolan
Education: BS in Elementary Education from the University of Oklahoma
One thing you love about Wildwood: The community and support Wildwood has brought to our family!
Listening to: Lauren Daigle and Hillsong
Favorite movie: You’ve Got Mail
Hobbies: I love taking walks, hiking, traveling and watching my boys in the activities/sports they are involved with.
Favorite book besides the Bible: A recent favorite is Seamless by Angie Smith
You might not know about me: I taught dance classes for over 18 years and you can still find me in the studio every now and then.
Greg plans and oversees the worship ministry at Wildwood.
To contact Greg, click here
Family: Carolyn (wife) with three kids and grandkids.
Education: OU graduate
On staff since: 2003
One thing you love about Wildwood: People’s heart for serving others and the Lord.
Listening to: Classic rock, acoustic, jazz, choral, pop, soundtracks…
Favorite book beside the Bible: Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Click Here to contact Greg about Worship and A/V team
Sherri provides organizational support to adult ministries.
To contact Sherri, click here
Family: Bryan (husband) and daughter, Taylor & son, Josh.
On Staff Since: June 2019
One thing you love about Wildwood: The culture of building one another up in Christ!
Hobbies: Reading and board games
Brian serves Wildwood by overseeing our assimilation ministries and adult ministry groups.
To contact Brian, click here
Family: Pam (wife) and three kids: Logan, Reagan, and Alex
Education: BA in Commercial Art from Southwest Baptist University and MA in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary
On staff since: 2009
Hobbies: Hunting & fishing
Favorite Movie: Sandlot
Listening to: St. Louis Cardinal baseball game
Favorite book besides the Bible: My Utmost For His Highest, Oswald Chambers
Click Here to learn more about Adult Ministry
Kevin serves the community of Wildwood through providing leadership to our global outreach.
Family: Becca (wife) and they have 3 children (Hannah, Sarah, and Christopher)
Education: Undergraduate degree from OU, two Master’s degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Trinity International University.
On staff since: 2013 (previously a Wildwood missionary in Brazil for 20+ years)
One Thing I love about Wildwood: There are not many “sacred” traditions—so many people are committed to glorifying God and making changes as He leads them.
Listening to: Brad Paisley, Avalon, Michael W. Smith, Hillsong United, Tchaikovsky, and random vocalists with great pipes.
You might not know ______ about Kevin: He moved across the street so he could walk to the church!
Hobbies: Hanging out with our kids and other internationals, traveling, Texas Rangers baseball, board games
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Garry maintains and upgrades Wildwood’s facility.
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Family: Wife, Linda and grown sons Brad (& Chelsie) and Mark. His grandchildren: Aubrey, Bradley and Emery.
On staff since: 2013
One thing you love about Wildwood: The community of the Pastoral and Support Staff
Listening to: Christian talk radio
Hobbies: Hunting and fishing, any outdoor activities
You might not know about me: I retired from GM after 24 years.
Rebekah serves as a ministry connection & facility resource coordinator, and also as an assistant to Pastor Bruce Hess
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Family: Nick (husband) and 3 kids (Aiden, Landon, and Kinsey)
Education: Rose State & OU
On Staff Since: 2000
One thing you love about Wildwood: The Biblical teaching & the people!
Listening To: Air 1
Hobbies: Hanging out with family