Elders and Deacons

It has been brought to my attention that it seems this course is only for lay preachers and local pastors. While I want them to feel comfortable and welcome taking this course, it is not limited to those who are not ordained. Many elders have expressed an interest in learning new techniques or brushing up on old ones. It is open to anyone who desires to learn more about the art of preaching. You can sign-up online or download the brochure and mail a check. 

About Me

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Dr. Tobey is an Elder in the Oklahoma Conference, and has been under appointment for sixteen years and is currently appointed to Prague and Arlington UMCs.  She has a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, and a M.Div. and D.Min. were both completed at Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Tobey’s doctoral work combined her great passion for preaching and teaching.  Her faith and belief in God’s work through the laity of the church has prompted her work:  Equipping the Saints:  Teaching Preaching to Lay Preachers and Local Pastors, which resulted in the curriculum for EQUIP.