Rev. Jim Jones
Rev. Jim Jones is a native of Oklahoma having graduated from Stroud High School before attending Oklahoma State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Medical Studies. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa and has served the Oklahoma Annual Conference since 1989. Previous appointments include Village UMC - Oklahoma City, Cashion UMC, Nichols Hills UMC - Oklahoma CIty, Grace UMC - Altus, Christ UMC - Enid, and Highland Park UMC - Stillwater. Jim and his wife, Lou Ann, have three children and three grandchildren.
Kim is a third-generation Checotah native. She holds a degree in Secondary English Education and certification in Education of the Blind and Visually Impaired. She taught Language
Arts at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee for 17.5 years before moving to California, where she was employed as a Vision Specialist for the Sacramento County Office of Education.
She also worked as a Braillist and in a self-contained classroom of severely multihandicapped students.
After moving back to Oklahoma, she worked as a librarian and a Director of Volunteer Services for a hospice before finding her niche with FUMC. Family, friends, and several rescue dogs with "issues" keep things interesting at home.