Our Staff Members


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Rev Alan Fox


Alan Fox was raised on a farm in Southwest Oklahoma, between the small towns of Mountain View and Gotebo.  He graduated from Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, TX in 1978 with a B.A. in Theology.  Attended Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa and was ordained into Lutheran pastoral ministry on July 3, 1983 at his home congregation of First Lutheran Church in Hobart, Oklahoma   After ordination he served as pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Yukon, OK before coming to Fellowship in January 2002. Pastor Fox and his wife, Michele, were married in 1979 and have three sons, Joshua, Tristan, and Michael.  He enjoys the outdoors, growing things and seeing the humor in everyday life!  He has been published in “Voices of the Parish”, “Readers Digest” and internationally in Germany.


Office Hours: When you can catch him - otherwise by appointment


SMITH-JERRY-132Director of Music Ministries

Vicki Smith


Vicki has been at Fellowship since May of 1996. She has served in church music for over 25 years. Prior to her career in church music, she taught elementary music. She holds a master of Music degree in organ from Oklahoma City University. Vicki is a published composer with Concordia, Choristers Guild, Lake State Publishers, and St. James Press.


Office Hours: By appointment



Care/Senior Life Minister

Sharon Russ


Sharon has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas at El Paso. She worked in higher education development at The University of Texas at El Paso and The University of Tulsa where she had directed administrative responsibilities related to fundraising. Sharon began her ministry as Adult Program Minister in September, 2004.  Sharon and her husband, Allen have two sons, Chris and Zach.  Sharon is passionate about bringing people closer to God by providing education and small group ministry opportunities that allow them to connect with their brothers and sisters in Christ in meaningful ways.


Office Hours: By appointment


FARROW-LEE-71Community/Education Minister

Kara Farrow


Kara graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2000 with a degree in Family Relations and Child Development with an emphasis on Individual, Family, and Community Services. She has been Children’s Minister at Fellowship since September 2002. Kara and her husband Lee have two children, Katy and Eli.  Kara is currently attending Phillips Theological Seminary to earn a Master's of Divinity degree.  


Office Hours: By appointment


Roy BrockmeierParish Administrator

Roy Brockmeier




Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm


Praise & Worship Leader

Tim Schaefer

Tim Schaefer is a versatile multi-instrumentalist with over ten years of experience leading worship.  His vision is to help people connect to God through music.  Tim helped start Fellowship’s Praise and Worship Service in August of 2011.

Tim earned his bachelors degree in Guitar Performance from Oral Roberts University and has been a part of ORU’s music faculty since 2011.  He also holds a masters degree in Jazz Studies/Music Production from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Tim is very active in the Tulsa music scene and performs regularly in the folk rock band Red Wood Rising and with his wife Grace in the acoustic duo Fool Me Twice.

 Praise and Worship services are held at Fellowship Sunday mornings at 9:15


Elliot ButayStudent Minister

Elliot Butay

Elliot Butay has joined Fellowship's staff as our new Student Minister.  Elliot is married to Chelsea, and they have two children, Elijah and Junia.  

Elliot graduated from ORU with a Bachelor of Art in Music and minored in Old Testament    
Biblical Studies.  He has served as a Youth Worship Leader and Youth volunteer in several churches, both in Tulsa and in New York, where he lived while his wife was in graduate school.  Elliot plays several instruments, mainly guitar, and has a deep desire to build.

Elliot will be working full-time with students 7th-12th grade and in college. 

Office Hours:  By appointment

Cory Bys

Children's Minister

Cory Bys
I'm excited to begin this journey with you all by working with the young members and the volunteers and leaders that devote their time to caring for them.  As the new children's minister, I pray that God can use me to help this community, both FLC and greater Tulsa, to give children a glimpse of the great love that God has for them in Christ and to train them up as disciples.

Cory was born in Dallas, Texas, the eldest of a large, blended family (he has 15 siblings in all!!)  In 2008 he moved to Tulsa to pursue a degree in math and computer science at the University of Tulsa.  It was there that he discovered a passion for teaching, mentoring, and tutoring.  Cory has worked in camp, classroom, and church settings with students of all ages, but particularly enjoys the energy and eagerness to learn that younger students display.  During his time at TU, he also met his fiancé, Rachel, who works as a nurse in the ICU at Hillcrest.  They love doing all things outdoors-y, drinking good Tulsa coffee and finding the perfect bowl of pho (Vietnamese dish).  Cory & Rachel are so excited about this opportunity and they look forward to meeting you all!

Office Hours:  By Appointment


Liz PoulterProgram Administrative Assistant

Liz Poulter


Liz joined the Fellowship staff in July 2006. She has a wealth of experience working in the non-profit field area for over ten years. Liz and her husband Jeff have three daughters. Robin, Sara & Chrissy, and two grandchildren, Tristan and Alexis.


Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Dee Fehnel 2Receptionist

Dee Fehnel

Dolores (Dee) Fehnel joined Fellowship, with her husband Gary, 2 1/2 years ago.  She quickly became active in the Chancel Choir and various other groups in the church.  Dee moved here from Pennsylvania for her husband's job.  She had worked at a high school in PA as an administrative assistant for three Assistant Principles for 15 years prior to moving to Tulsa.  Dee holds an Early Childhood Degree from a community college in Pennsylvania.  In the fall of 2014, she began volunteering at the Welcome Center desk prior to being hired part time on June 1, 2015.  Dee has a son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.  For relaxation and exercise, she likes to take long walks & Zumba Gold classes whenever possible.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday - 9:00am to 1:30pm

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