Rev. Emery Mason was appointed as Pastor to St. Paul UMC in June 2020. Emery was born in Oklahoma City, OK. and he entered the ministry in 1978, serving churches in Claremore, Sulphur, Bartlesville and Enid, among other communities. Emery was Muskogee District superintendent from 2011 to 2016. When the Muskogee and Bartlesville districts merged into Green Country District, and he served as superintendent until 2019. Emery attended Northeastern State University; University of Oklahoma; Bethany Nazarene College; Masters of Divinity at Phillips Seminary. He is married to his wife Lisa, they have two adult sons and three grandchildren.
Ineta Bebb, Director of Music Ministries – Ineta oversees the choir programs and the maintenance of the church’s organs, pianos and handbells. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education and her Masters in Vocal Performance at Kansas University. She’s served as the Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul since 1982. Prior to that, she taught music at university and public schools. She and her husband Martin have two grown children, Stephanie and Michael, who each have families of their own.
Ashley Daniel, Children/Youth Director
Ashley grew up in Athens, Georgia, and is a tried and true GA Bulldog by nature. She moved to Hugo, Oklahoma to learn graphic arts and there found a fondness for the natural beauty and scenery of Oklahoma. Eventually she moved to the Muskogee area and met her husband and started a family. She is looking forward to sharing God in new and exciting ways with your children and youth here at St. Paul UMC.
Margaret Wagner, Learning Tree Director – Margaret received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at NSU. She has 34 years of teaching experience with Muskogee Public Schools. Her husband, Steve, is deceased. They have two daughters, Lynne and Laura, and five grandchildren, Kate, Jack, Stephen, Poppy, and Wagner.
Lynnette Lewis, Business Administrator – Lynnette manages the church’s financial records, and oversees the church buildings’ maintenance and repairs. She has her Associate degree in Medical Office Management and Medical Transcription. Her experience includes managing medical offices, bakery, property and real estate. She and her husband Cameron have four children and two grandchildren.
Joanne Nilsson, Administrative Assistant – Joanne received her Associate of Science in Business Administration from Bacone College. She has over 30 years experience working in the church office and the administration field. She and her husband Mark have two grown children, and five grandchildren.
Rhonda Beard, Organist and Director of Children’s Choirs – Rhonda serves as organist for Sunday and special services, funerals, weddings and children’s choirs. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and her Master of Education at Vanderbilt. She has served as organist in several churches from high school through graduate work. She and husband Ken have three children, Cassie, Vann, and Kyle.