Office Staff

Marla Shepherd

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Administrative Assistant, graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Office Management and has over 25 years of office experience. Marla serves in her church through women’s ministry and the church office and is active in Moms in Prayer International. She and her husband, Dave, are blessed with two children.

Michelle Proctor

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Michelle joined the NEO Team in April, 2021, as District Bookkeeper.  Michelle is no stranger to NEO as she has served as Youth Pastor, Pulpit Supply and on the NYI and SDMI District Ministry Boards at various times dating back to 2002.  Michelle continues ministering and serving the Lord by opening their home to others by leading a Core Neighborhood Church on Sundays and a Core Fellowship Group on Wednesdays.  Michelle, along with her husband Tony, enjoy spending time working and ministering together in their church and in their tax/accounting practice, traveling to new places and spending time with their beloved family.  They are blessed with three children and three grandchildren.

Gloria McKellips

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Special Projects Assistant,  joined the district team in July 2007 after teaching private piano lessons for 28 years. Gloria, along with her husband, Dave, love the people of Northeast Oklahoma and are privileged to serve alongside these great friends. They are blessed and greatly enjoy the rare moments they spend with their 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

District Advisory Council

David McKellips (chairman, ordained minister)
Jeff Jankowski (secretary, layperson)
Steve Davis (ordained minister)
Bret Metcalfe (ordained minister)
Scott Moore (ordained minister)
Jeff Stewart (layperson)
Brady Thelander (ordained minister)
Jerry Wilburg (layperson)
Abby Williams  (layperson)

Jim Thornton (District Secretary)
Tim Ogden (District Treasurer)
Joe Gschwandtner (NDI Chairman)
Carol Stevens (District NMI President)
Ryan Amey (District NYI President)