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

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!

Laity Leadership

Leadership Slate 2020 Church Council        

Church Council Chair/Lay Leader: Matt Meeker

Vice-Chair/Associate Lay Leader: Patrick Ball

Church Council Secretary: Karen Grigg

Lay Member to Annual Conference: Brenda Loyd

Personnel Ministry Team Leader: Deleea Meeker

Personel Ministry Team: Amber Ball, Rick Gideon

Property Ministry Team Leader: Beckie Honeck

Property Ministry Team: John Deboer III, Judy Conwell

Finance Ministry Team Leader: Mark Gregoli

Finance Ministry Team: Heather Ellis, Lara Russell

Youth Representative: Keaton Ellis  

  August 2020  
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