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Staff Updates

Along with our Staff-Parish Relations Committee, we are excited to announce new staff positions to help our growing church fulfill our goal of helping non-religious and non-active Christians become radical Christ followers. Below are four developments happening now through July.


Melissa Nelms, Director of Discipleship


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Melissa Nelms has been promoted to Director of Discipleship where she will oversee and work with staff and volunteers serving with infants, children, youth and adults while continuing her supervision of our thriving confirmation and youth ministry.


She and Andy have been a part of Acts 2 with their two children over the past four years, and Melissa is excited to continue her ministry here with us in this new role. If you are looking to get connected with an area of ministry, Melissa will be a great resource for you. Email Melissa


Jerrod Baker, Youth Director


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Jerrod Baker joined our staff as Assistant Youth Director last August and has already established positive relationships with parents and students and shown effectiveness in ministry here at Acts 2. On May 12, he will graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Secondary Education Degree. He will graduate with honors and in the top ten percent of his class. Jerrod is passionate about student ministry and is excited to move to Edmond and begin his new role as our full-time Youth Director with the supervision of Melissa Nelms in May.


Christie Thien, Interim Children's Director


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Christie Thien will begin serving as our Interim Children’s Director from May through July as we complete our interview process with some amazing Children’s Director candidates. Christie and her family joined Acts 2 in April of 2015 and have been actively involved with the children's programming. She helped restart our Children's Day Out program three years ago, and she is looking forward to continuing the good work of our children's ministry through the summer months.


Rev. Brandon Blacksten, Associate Clergy


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Finally, in June, we will welcome our new Associate Clergy, Rev. Brandon Blacksten. Brandon is a friend and trusted colleague with real ministerial experience as a senior pastor. Brandon will join our clergy staff in mid-June along with his wife Courtney and daughter Elsie.


Brandon received his Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2011. After graduation, he returned to Oklahoma to serve in the local churches of our Oklahoma Annual Conference. He currently serves at Tuttle First United Methodist Church where he has been appointed since 2016. The Blacksten family is excited to move to Edmond and continue their ministry at Acts 2. We hope you will join us in prayer as they prepare for this transition and welcome them warmly.

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4848 W. Covell
Edmond, OK 73012
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Phone: 405-359-2287

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