Emily Kaissling graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2019 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Biology. She has been attending Memorial Road since she moved here from Nebraska to go to college in 2015. Emily discovered her passion for ministry, specifically working with teenagers, through various youth internships and mission opportunities. She is excited to pour into students and walk alongside them as they navigate their teenage years.
Bailey graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a minor in History. She is a full time 2nd grade teacher at West Field Elementary in Edmond, Ok. She began her career at Memorial Road in 2016 as a summer youth intern before joining the staff after graduation.
Tom joined the MRCC ministry staff following a 40+ year career as a business owner and financial advisor. Previous ministry experience includes serving as an elder at the Crosstown Church of Christ in Tulsa for more than 10 years. In Tulsa, Tom championed a Neighborhood Ministry for more than 25 year where he brought many children, parents and families into the church fellowship.
Tom and his wife Lisa became members at Memorial Road church of Christ after relocating from Tulsa to Edmond to semi-retire close to family and to passionately indulge their four adorable grandboys!
In May 2022 Tom began a new avocation as the Senior Adults Minister at Memorial Road where he applies his talents to serve senior members by encouraging them to grow, fellowship and be included in ministry. Another goal of the senior adult ministry is to bridge relationships with senior members and other MRCC members of all ages. At this stage in life Tom is enjoying ministering to this vibrant and vital part of our church community.
Tom enjoys reading, cooking, eating, coffee, bad dad jokes, teaching Bible class, traveling and RV camping in the great outdoors.
Blended and blessed, Tom and Lisa have 5 grown children: Kate (Conklin) Treat, Dylan Conklin, Carly Conklin, Tori (Averitt) Campbell and Dani Averitt…. AND those four previously mentioned grandboys Oliver, Ben, Drew and Elliot.
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Sarah has worked at MRCC since June of 2021. She assists Josh Kingcade and Lee Langdon with the Adult Education, QGroups, and Young Adult ministries in day to day tasks.
She graduated with a bachelor’s in organizational communications from Oklahoma Christian in 2009.
Sarah and Matt have been Married since 2012 and have two boys Niko and Hoyt and a girl on the way. Sarah Loves being around a pool and teaching others to swim in her free time.
Logan graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She began her career at Memorial Road in 2013 as a summer youth intern before joining the staff after graduation. She and her husband Kendall were married in June of 2015, and are both involved in the campus ministry.
Kendall and Logan have three children, Karrie, Cal, and Drew, who love being a part of MRCC Children’s Ministry and hanging out with the cool college kids whenever they can.
Scott began his career with Memorial Road in July 2006 after working for the Central Church in Ada, Oklahoma for 18 years. Scott leads and coordinates worship, and he is very active in the campus ministry. Scott has been worship leader for conferences and youth events all across the U.S., Mexico, Central America and Europe. He served on the board of the National Conference on Youth Ministries and currently , along with his wife Sonya, organizes the Euro-American Family Retreat in Rothenburg, Germany each November.
Scott and Sonya were married in September 1983. Sonya works in the Student Life Office at OC as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students. They have two sons, Tyler and Tanner, and two granddaughters, Edyn Grace and Willow Elyse. Tyler lives and works in Tulsa. Tanner, and his wife Kaycie live and work in Ada, OK.
Delise serves as Administrative Assistant to the Children’s Education Ministry, including those in preschool and Journey Land (elementary). She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in elementary education and taught school for 13 years.
Delise has attended Memorial Road since 1986. She and her husband Bryan have two adult daughters, a son-in-law and the sweetest grandbaby! She enjoys making memories with her family and preserving them through scrapbooking.
Junior High Ministry is a natural for Kurtis because he’s basically still a Junior High kid himself. He loves playing with toys (just go in his office and you’ll understand), ranking favorite candies and sodas, along with talking about very important stuff like high scores on the newest apps and video games. Kurtis also loves building relationships with kids and showing them God’s love in a fun, creative, and child-like way.
He graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2008 with a degree in Youth Ministry. He and his wife Carla got married in 2009. Carla is also active in the ministry, leading small groups and attending trips. You’ll also notice two little humans, Kinsley and Camden tagging along with them to most youth group events and activities as honorary youth group students.
Brian is one of our Campus Ministers who works with our college students. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 2004 and completed a Master’s in Family Ministry in 2014.
Brian did youth ministry for many years and can drive a 15 passenger van with the best of them. He enjoys OU football and any basketball game he can find. His passion is connecting with students and helping them develop a faith that will last beyond college.
Brian’s wife, Shannon, is also very involved within this ministry. Brian and Shannon have four children Tate, Reagan, Case, and Jude.
Linda has worked in the church office since 1992. She enjoys using her spiritual gifts as the Administrative Assistant for Mark Taylor, Phil Brookman, and the elders. She also manages the building scheduling and assists with other administrative duties.
Linda has been a member of Memorial Road since 1967; her parents are Howard and Marilyn Leftwich. She went to school at Oklahoma Christian where she met her husband, Bob, and they married at Memorial Road in 1979. They have two adult children, Brandon and Kristen. Bob is a deacon, and he and Linda are members of the Christians in Action class. Linda volunteers with the Children’s Ministry.
Josh Kingcade has been at Memorial Road since 2008, where he writes curriculum and coordinates teachers for our Sunday and Wednesday adult classes, works with our Sonshine School staff, and leads our QGroups (small groups) ministry. Josh and his wife Aubrey have three children: Mariah, Jayden, and Myles, and their family is involved in supporting foster and adoptive families.
Josh has attended TBRIⓇ Practitioner Training with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, and he serves on the board of The HALO Project, a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of foster/adopt children and other children with attachment difficulties.
Any combination of books, coffee, music, and comedy is right up Josh’s alley.
A native of Wichita Falls, TX, Josh received a B.A. and M.Div. from Oklahoma Christian University and a Doctor of Educational Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Marilyn is an Oklahoma Christian graduate with degrees in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. She enjoys her work with Sonshine School as it gives her the opportunity to use her training, gifts and experience to bless children and their families. Marilyn and her husband Clint have been members at Memorial Road since 2004. They have three children, Wesley, Natalie, and Colby. Outside of her work at Sonshine School, Marilyn volunteers in the Children’s Ministry and is a part of the Christian Families class.
Daniel joined our ministry staff in 2019 after working in youth & family ministry with the Saturn Road Church of Christ in Garland, TX and the Britton Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. He earned a degree in youth ministry from Oklahoma Christian University in 2009. His role at Memorial Road involves working with our youth & their families.
Daniel and his wife Amy have two daughters, Afton and Emmie Jo.
If Sunday morning church is your favorite time to take a nap, then Phil is not your preacher. But if you want to be challenged and encouraged to become more like Jesus so you can make a difference, then you have found your guy! Drawing from his deep passion for God’s word and his love for creative teaching, Phil delivers heart-felt, deeply biblical lessons that make the church think.
Phil is like other preachers in some ways: He married way over his head (Mary in 2005), has two children (Anna and Heidi), got a master’s in Bible and has lots of books in his office (to make you think he’s smart). Phil is very different from preachers in other ways: He’d rather play ping pong than golf, he doesn’t know much Greek (despite taking a class in college). He’d love to meet you, so come join us this Sunday!
Terry began at Memorial as the Young Adults Minister before transitioning into his current role as Community Outreach Minister. He works with the community, following up with guests, encouraging and facilitating community service projects, and leads church plant projects. Shortly after they were married in 1989, Terry and his wife Kelli moved to Vitoria, Brazil to work as missionaries for 12 years. There, they had two children, Pryce and Dia. Pryce is now married to Paige and Dia is a student at Oklahoma Christian.
Terry graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a B.A. in Bible in 1988 and a M.A. in Ministry in 1992.
Clay works with Memorial Road’s international members, encouraging and supporting them through their Christian walk. Clay works with a team of volunteers, teaching the international members about the Bible and helping them practice English. Clay and his wife, Cherry, were long-time missionaries in South Africa. There they led many to Christ, planted churches, and began a Christian school while there.
Since returning to the states a number of years ago, they have worked with Let’s Start Talking and, more recently, have worked closely Inter-Mission and Third Culture Kids. The Harts are uniquely gifted by God to partner with our current volunteers and international members to continue our legacy of reaching people from all over the world whom the Lord has brought to our doorsteps.