Congregational Meeting 2021

Meeting Agenda – February 21, 2021 – 4pm

Opening Prayer
Time of Worship
Call to Order/Declare Quorum
Election of Officers
Business Update
Vision Presentation
New Business
Time of Prayer/Worship

Nominees for Ruling Elder

Jim Bloomer

My name is Jim Bloomer. I am 67 years old and a life-long Presbyterian. I have been married 36 years. My wife, Charmaine is a pre-school teacher at Crossing. We have two adult children, both married, and two grandchildren. Tulsa has been our home for 22 years. We belonged to Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church before transferring our membership to Crossing. Currently I serve on the Crossing Assist Committee. I am also serving as a Kirk Crossing Mentor. My wife and I are long time members of a small group. Kirk Crossing is a wonderful church with great members and an exciting future. I am honored to be nominated and look forward to serving as an Elder if confirmed.

Sarah Welch

My name is Sarah Welch.  My husband Paul and I have 2 daughters, (Megan and Roy de Klerk and Jennifer and Alex McEachin), as well as 2 grandsons (Larkin and Liam).  I have was part of the core group which founded Kirk Crossing as it began meeting in the school.  Since being at Kirk Crossing, I have served in the Hospitality Ministry, acted as a Small Group Leader with my husband Paul for 1st & 2nd grade boys, co-led a Mom to Mom group, and am currently a Kirk Crossing Mentor.  I love to travel, and have been to Mongolia 7 times while co-leading Mission trips with my husband Paul.  In addition, I have served in leadership in Bible Study Fellowship for 23 years.  I also enjoy playing bridge, gardening, and acting as Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Nominees for Deacon

Jamie Crenshaw

My name is Jamie Crenshaw. My husband and I have been members of Kirk Crossing since 2018. I live in Jenks with my husband Derrick, our 2 boys Spencer and Parker, and our 2 dogs. I have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from NSU. I have always loved working with young children. I have been a teacher for 9 years and currently teach in Glenpool as a kindergarten teacher and team leader. I love helping in Sunday school! My husband and I teach the 2 year old class and have for 3 years. We love watching our class learning about God and the Church. I am very excited and humbled to be serving as an early childhood Deacon.

Carisa Smith

My name is Carisa Smith.  I am married to Chad and we have three very active children (Ella, age 14; Harison, age 11; Crosley, age 8) who keep us constantly on the go! I have been teaching for 20 years.  For the past 17 of those years, I have had the privilege to serve as a Reading Specialist with Jenks Public Schools at the elementary level.  I absolutely adore my role in teaching beginning readers the skills they need to be successful readers!  In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, traveling, tackling home projects, rare date nights with Chad, cheering on my kids in their activities, and spending time with dear friends and family.  We have been at Kirk Crossing for a little over three years and I serve in Children’s Ministry.  What energizing joy to experience worship with our elementary aged kids upstairs!  They are a treasure and I look forward to watching them grow through the years!

Nominees for Nominating Committee

Brent Coussens

Caroline and I have been attending Kirk Crossing since December 2019 and joined the church via the New Members class in mid-2020.  I am a member of the Missions Committee, attend the Men’s Wednesday morning Bible Study and the McKee’s small group.  We have three children (and their spouses), and six grandchildren.  I am in management at Williams Company and have an MBA and an undergraduate business degree from ORU.

Missy Sistrunk

I work full time at In His Image International. I have three kids, two are grown and one is in high school. My oldest is married living in Edmond. I am involved in the Care and Concern Team, Prayer Team and Missions Team. My son and I have been members at Kirk Crossing for six years.

Jamie Smith

My name is Jamie, and my husband, Joe, and I have been attending Crossing for seven years and were long time members of Kirk of the Hills before transferring membership.  We have been married for 44 years and have three children and four granddaughters.  Joe and I are active members of a small group.  I am member of the weekly Women’s Bible Study, the Connections and Evangelism Teams and have served as the Outreach Deacon in the past.  I help with Crossing Assist and have a special interest in missions and women’s ministry.