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Church Staff
Pastor

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. 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."

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

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 Vice-chair





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.






Youth Director

Ashley Weidman

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Ashley is from Wagoner, Oklahoma. She graduated from Wagoner High School in 2005. She has had a passion for youth ministry, since the age of 19. She has worked as a youth leader at First Assembly in Wagoner, She was the Campus ministry historian for Chi Alpha at NSU, interim Youth pastor at Christian Chapel in Muskogee, and children’s teacher at Jubilee Christian Church, in Muskogee as well.

She also works full time as a licensed Cosmetologist, & Massage Therapist. Which she has done since 2010 & 2012. 

Ashley has one daughter, Annika Young who is four and attends Inola Elementary. She married Joe Weidman and moved to Inola in May 2017. Together they have 23 chickens, two guineas, 1 nationally registered Italian mastiff, 1 German Shepard, I cat, and 1 duck. 

Her hobbies are oil painting where she has won 1 blue ribbon at Wagoner County fair, 2nd and 5th place at Rogers County Fair. 

One of her favorite passages is Romans 11:29: “For God's gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” 

A quote she loves is: “But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.” -Francis Chan 






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!






Laity Leadership

Leadership Slate 2018 Church Council        

Church Council Chair: Georgia Mcfarlin

Lay Leader:

Lay Member to Annual Conference:

Alt. Lay Member to AC: John Hardy Vick

Treasurer: Jerry Hale

SPRC Chair: Deleea Meeker

Financial Secretary: Beckie Honeck

Trustee Chair: Patrick Ball

Young Adult Rep: John Hardy Vick

UMW President: Mavis Houk

Youth Director:

Music Director: Eric Yoder

Mission Chair: Kendall Schmidt

Sunday School Director: Judy Conwell

Children's Director: Amanda Thompson