Staff
Pastor

Dylan Ward M.Div. (Starting 11/1)

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Education:

  • 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

Personal Details:

  • Married my college sweetheart, Lauren, in April 2016 (We met at the NSU Wesley Foundation)
  • We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, all rescues (only 1 of each were my idea)
  • I enjoy wood carving and amateur woodworking
  • I also enjoying fishing when I find the time

Faith Journey Highlights:

  • Started attending Disciple UMC (now The Table Church) in Catoosa around 11 years old
  • Was baptized as a young teenager
  • Served as youth group President & Vice-President at various times
  • Started attending the NSU Wesley Foundation while in college
  • Served as Volunteer & Activities Coordinator Intern at the Children’s Home in Tahlequah one summer
  • Became a Certified Lay Speaker while in college
  • Served as Chaplain to the House of Representatives of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislator
  • Began pastoring my senior year of college as a Supply Pastor, at the age of 21

Ways I serve the broader Church:

  • Have been a leader at New Day Camp for the last 10 years, now serve as a Dean of New Day Too
  • Enjoy attending District Camp
  • On the Green Country District Missional Strategy Team
  • On the Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry
  • On the NSU Wesley Foundation local Board of Directors as Vice-chair

Pastoral Ministry:

  • Supply Pastor, Braggs UMC & Woodall UMC, 2012-2013
  • Licensed Local Pastor, Adair United Methodist Church, 2013-2017
  • Provisional Elder, Adair UMC & Foyil UMC, 2017-present





Church Secretary

Beckie Honeck

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Beckie Honeck has been our church secretary since February 2015. Her background in church financial positions have been with Chouteau UMC and Adair UMC before coming to Inola UMC. She and her husband Ron moved to Inola OK in 2004 from the Kansas City area when Ron retired. She was in the printing industry for 30 years in Kansas City.

Her hobbies are showing horses in the ABRA association and local horse shows, running, and entering in local 5K races, she  actively works out 3-5 day a week at the Pryor Rec Center. She is an outdoor enthusiast and animal lover. They have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 miniature donkeys, 1 miniature horse, and 3 full size horses.






Music Director

Eric Yoder

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Eric is from Inola and graduated from Inola High School. He received his degree in Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2017. He currently teaches music in Locust Grove. He and Kelsey recently married in June 2018. Eric has a deep love for music and Christ and is an absolute joy and blessing to the church!






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