Piedmont United Methodist
Piedmont United Methodist
Our staff are responsible for guiding our congregation in making disciples of Christ by helping us manage the daily activities of the church. They are dedicated to serving our Piedmont community as well as our brothers and sisters in Christ from all corners of the world. We invite you to visit us – learn of the gifts God has given each of them and perhaps share your own.
Get to know our staff below!
Rev. Randall “Randy” Wade is in his fourth year of serving Piedmont 1st UMC. A native of Haviland, KS, he majored in Behavioral Science and Religion while playing football and serving as president of the Concert Choir at Sterling College. After college, he earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School at Duke University and a Masters of Divinity from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Outside of 3 years serving churches in North Texas while attending seminary, Randy has served the United Methodist Church in Oklahoma since 1992.
Randy and his wife, Debbie have been married since 1990 and have three wonderful daughters, Bekah, Anna and Lydia.
In addition to church, Randy enjoys sports of all kinds, travel with his family, and has a particular love of fishing.
Treasurer and Administrative Assistant
Mary Kay Wilson has been with Piedmont First United Methodist for almost a quarter century and is beloved by all. She is often found helping out in the children’s ministries.
Marci is a magician and miracle worker in one… able to transform even those of us with no musical abilities into rather adroit talents. Her ability to turn an inexperienced set of players into an award winning bell choir is amazing. We would love for you to join us for Choir and Bell Choir – talented or talentless – we just have a lot of fun.
A vivacious and effervescent person who undeniably loves kids! Emily’s boundless energy and charisma is well suited to her chosen profession as a 1st grade teacher and she brings that same energy and devotion to making sure children know they are loved by God – and because they are loved, they should share that love with the entire world.
Tweens and Mid-High Director
Gifted both with angelic pipes and impressive leadership skills, Carrie leads our-up-and coming youth from fifth to eight grade as well as sings in our Praise! band during our Contemporary Service each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM.
Children’s Day Out (CDO) Director
Shaynee is our very talented director overseeing the Children’s Day Out program for the Piedmont Area. She and her family are long-time residents of Piedmont and she plans to adopt 32 more children in the upcoming years.
Janet watches over our most precious of angles and ensures they are well taken care of while Moms and Dads attend worship and church events with their families.
Senior High Youth Director
Ryan “Cookie” Cook – a former US Airman, is the talented leader of our Senior High Youth group. One of the original Jim Henson Muppets, he has since lost much of his trademark purple-blue hair.
John and his team are unsung heroes – working long after others have left for the comforts of their own homes to ensure the facilities are spotless from top to bottom. More importantly, John ensures the vast array of tables and chair layouts are taken care of as needs arise from the routine to the emergencies.
Roxie has been a member of Piedmont UMC since 2008. She’s currently a junior an the University of Central Oklahoma (Go Bronchos!) studying business administration. Roxie has been an integral part of our youth for several years – working both with our own local community and with youth across the state in United Methodist programs ensuring today’s youth understand God’s importance in their lives. We feel blessed she is with us and working further to discover her calling in ministry.
Jessica is another gifted youth intern we’re lucky to have. A second-generation youth leader following her mother’s footsteps here at Piedmont UMC, Jessica is an exceptionally intelligent young woman and we are very happy to have her. Sadly she hadn’t supplied the web-master a bio so she is stuck with his less-than-gifted vamping and whatever photo he could find on Facebook.