- Senior Minister
- Associate Minister
- Music Director and Organist
Dr. Robin R. Meyers
Robin Meyers, Ph.D., has served as the senior minister at Mayflower Congregational UCC Church since 1985, and as professor of rhetoric in the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University since 1991.
Meyers is the author of five books, a textbook on preaching entitled: With Ears to Hear: Preaching as Self-Persuasion; Morning Sun on a White Piano: Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life, endorsed by Bill Moyers; The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins, endorsed by Desmond Tutu; Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minister’s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, and Your Future. And his newest book, Saving Jesus From The Church How To Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus.
Curious what Robin "believes?" Listen to this interview from The God Show recorded October 18, 2009 to get an idea.
A frequent guest preacher and workshop leader around the country, Meyers has authored numerous articles on preaching and human communication. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, numerous public television programs, as a commentator on National Public Radio, and has preached at Riverside Church in New York City, where he was a candidate for the pulpit. In 2000, he was the Earl Preacher for the Earl Lectures at Berkeley, Calif.
Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Wichita, Kan., Meyers received a Master of Divinity from Phillips University Graduate Seminary, Enid, Okla.; a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University, Madison, NJ; and a Doctorate in Rhetoric from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. He has served churches in Maryland, Oklahoma, New Jersey and Michigan.
Meyers is married to Oklahoma City artist, Shawn Meyers, M.F.A., University of Oklahoma, an adjunct professor of sculpture at the University of Central Oklahoma. They are the parents of three children, Blue, Chelsea and Cass.
Rev. Lori Walke
Raised in Moore, OK, Lori Walke graduated with a BS in Political Science (2005) and a MS in Health Care Administration (2006) from Oklahoma State University. She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with a juris doctorate in 2009 and passed the Oklahoma Bar Exam the same year. To answer the call to ordained ministry and further confuse people about what she wants to do when she grows up, Lori earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Philips Theological Seminary in 2011. She was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2012.
Lori is married to Collin, a philosophy loving attorney who convinced her that it would be a good idea to adopt two dogs, Tenzin and Guss. Lori and Collin both love reading, debating, and working out…. and anything that Collin cooks for dinner.
Richard A. Jobe, Music Director & Organist, joined the staff of Mayflower Church in September 1989. He conducts the Chancel Choir, the Mayflower Ringers handbell ensemble, and plays the organ for most worship services. In addition to his work at Mayflower, Richard is the newly-appointed Music Director at Temple B.nai Israel and is a Staff Coach/Accompanist for the Voice/Opera division of the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond). A founding member of The Taylor Festival Choir, a professional, virtuoso chamber choir based in Charleston, SC, he is very active as a conductor, keyboardist, singer, and vocal coach. Richard and his partner of 10 years, John Mock, live in Oklahoma City with their cat, Carmen.
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