October 2019  
Church Staff

Rev. Dylan Ward

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Pastor Dylan Ward has been pastoring in the United Methodist Church since 2012, serving several churches in Northeastern Oklahoma, including the United Methodist Churches of Woodall, Braggs, Adair, and Foyil before being appointed to Inola UMC in November of 2018. He is married to Lauren Ward, having met in college at Northeastern State, they married in 2016. They have 2 dogs and 2 cats, all rescues. He enjoys wood carving, fishing, politics, and serving the church. 

One of pastor Dylan's favorite verses is Micah 6:8 (CEB): 

"He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you:
            to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God."


  • Diploma with Distinction, Catoosa High School, 2009
  • B.A. Political Science, Magna cum laude, Northeastern State University, 2013
  • Masters of Divinity, Phillips Theological Seminary, 2017

Ways he serves the broader Church:

  • Serves as a Dean of New Day Too Camp, a camp for kids with incarcerated parents
  • Enjoys attending Green Country District Camp
  • Serves on the Green Country District Missional Strategy Team
  • Serves on the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
  • Serves on the NSU Wesley Foundation local Board of Directors as the Finance Chair