Congregational Meeting 2023
Meeting Agenda – February 5, 2023 – 4pm
Call To Order
Election of Elders, Deacons, Nominating Committee
Pastors’ Terms of Call
Nominees for Ruling Elder
· I am a career banker, with BofA for 23 years and now BOK for 14 years as a senior relationship manager in corporate banking.
· I am a Longhorn, and my dear wife, Clara, is an Aggie.
· We have two kids. Luke is in heaven. Maggie is a senior at Metro Christian, and she plans to attend OSU.
· I am a life-long Presbyterian and have previously been an elder at FPC San Antonio.
· We have been at The Kirk and KX since moving to Tulsa in 2006.
· I have a passion for mentoring, small groups, grief counseling, Bible study and local mission work.
· I enjoy running (praying while running), reading (particularly The Word), golf and all types of music (I cannot play an instrument or carry a tune).
Don is married to Melissa, and they have three children: Caleb, Luke, and Hannah. He and Melissa have attended Kirk Crossing for about ten years – since the days of meeting in the school cafeteria – and have volunteered in the early childhood and youth ministries. Don has also served for the last three years on the Kirk Crossing Administrative Committee as the liaison for the Preschool. He is a Project Engineer at L3Harris.
My name is Jamin (Jay-men) Brasongrè (Bray-son-grey) and I’m a husband, father and educator. We live in Jenks not too far from the church. My family joined Kirk Crossing as members during the transition year of becoming an independent church. All my life I’ve been passionate about helping believers embrace principled thinking regardless of how easy it can be to compromise. The culture we live in is becoming increasingly pressurized, and living a Christian life when it matters most can be costly. I’m passionate about helping believers develop a Christ-centered perspective on everything, with an aim to live boldly for Him, even when it seems to matter the least.
Nominees for Deacon
I have been happily married to Shelley Thompson for 20 years in May. We have a 10-year old daughter,
Taylor. I am originally from the Dallas Metroplex, Rockwall specifically, where most of my immediate
family still resides. My wife and I met while we were in college at Oklahoma State University; we both
graduated from there in 2002. I graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering. After graduation we moved to
Missouri where I worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation, MoDOT, for he next four years.
We enjoyed our time there with friends but felt the calling to be closer to family before we expanded
our family. Since 2006 when we moved back to Tulsa, I work for a private engineering consultant called
Garver. I am responsible for the bridge rehabilitation projects and bridge inspections throughout
Oklahoma, as well as other surrounding states. We started attending Kirk Crossing in October 2015 and
could not have imagined a better church and family for us to grow in our faith. In our down time, my
family enjoys spending time with friends, playing games, and traveling as often as we can.
Nominees for Nominating Committee
I am originally from Central Illinois, born in Chicago. I have been a part of the Kirk family since 1997 when I came to Tulsa to attend the University of Tulsa.
I am a native Tulsan and have spent the last three years teaching for Epic Charter Schools. My husband Jamin and our children Petra(12) and Creed (9) have attended Kirk Crossing since early 2019. After moving from downtown Tulsa to Jenks, we searched for a church close to our home that had strong Biblical teaching and was actively impacting the local community with the Gospel. Like many others, our first encounter with Kirk Crossing was at the preschool. We were encouraged to see how our son Creed was memorizing scripture and developing a deeper understanding of who God was in his life. Our first visit came just weeks before Kirk Crossing embarked on the journey of becoming an independent church. I was filled with encouragement to see how the leadership of Kirk Crossing and Kirk of the Hills prioritized praying together and elevating God’s word as they navigated this challenging situation. For me, it truly was a redemptive moment, as I still carried
the spiritual scars from watching the church I grew up in be torn apart by division. Since then, I have watched Kirk Crossing walk through a seemingly unending series of challenges, from the growing pains of becoming an independent church, weathering COVID, adapting to virtual services, and developing a whole new leadership team. Through all this, I have seen the original things we were looking for in church always in the forefront. Our mission statement truly says it all. We are on a journey to be All In. I look forward to serving the church in this new position as we continue to walk the path that God has laid out for us to be In Christ, In the Community, and In the World.
Derrick Crenshaw is married to Jamie and has two sons, Spencer (6) and Parker (3). Derrick and Jamie began attending Kirk Crossing in December 2017 and became members in the fall of 2018. Derrick is a Commercial Banker for Arvest Bank and Jamie is a kindergarten teacher at Glenpool Public Schools.