Rev. Mark Christian
Rev. Mark Christian is a third generation Unitarian Universalist. He has served congregations in Oklahoma City and in Las Cruces, NM. Prior to ministry he had a career in radio broadcasting. He and his wife, Linda, live in Oklahoma City.
Rev. Donna Compton
Donna Compton, M.Div. is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) whose roles have included being a chaplain at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, a regular speaker at Channing UU in Edmond and head of the Education team at Church of the Open Arms UCC in OKC. Ecumenism and Interfaith advocacy have been important themes in her ministries.
Rev. Carol Fincher, Minister Emerita
Rev. Carol Fincher is our Pastor Emerita, retiring from serving as our Pastoral Care Minister in 2014. Rev. Fincher is still an active member of our church.
Scot Harvey earned his MDiv from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2000. Scot lives in Choctaw with his wife Maureen and son Kimber and travels the state virtually every Sunday speaking at UU congregations. He has worked as an engineer for thirty years and still enjoys learning about science and technical innovations. Scot is interested in examining the practical implications of faith and exploring the different ways people journey from brokenness to wholeness.
Rev. Ron Robinson
Rev. Ron Robinson has served for 12 years as the executive director of the national Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship founded in 1945; he is also an adjunct professor of practical at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa; he is the executive director of the A Third Place
Community Foundation, a neighborhood renewal nonprofit located in the high poverty area of
north Tulsa that has created both a community gardenpark and orchard and a community center
where abandoned buildings were located; the foundation was started by The Welcome Table
Church which he planted.
His work in north Tulsa has earned him the first Pioneer Award from the
Anita Hill Foundation, and the newly created GardenPark has earned state and regional park
He is a native of the area he now serves; he worked as a journalist; he planted the UU
Congregation of Tahlequah, OK, received the first Von Stilli Award for church growth from the
Southwest UU Conference; he served as student minister with the UU church of Bartlesville OK
and intern minister at All Souls Church in Tulsa; he was a hospice chaplain.
He and his wife,
Bonnie Ashing, a partner in ministry, have two grown daughters and one granddaughter.
You can follow The Welcome Table ministry on facebook, and also at athirdplace.org,
progressivechurchplanting.blogspot.com, missionalprogressives.blogspot.com, and
Rev. Susan Ross
Rev. Ross retired from United Methodist pastoral ministry in 2015, having server UM churches in Oklahoma for 40 years. She is teaching now as an adjunct in the OSU English Department.
Rev. Catherine Shearer
Reverend Shearer is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and a psychotherapist in Oklahoma City. She comes to us on the second Sunday of each month.