Greg Tolle (Senior Pastor)
Although arriving in Yukon in June 2016, Greg is a native Oklahoman. As a Methodist preacher's kid, he has lived all over the state. While his family roots are in Northwest Oklahoma, he has lived in Southeastern Oklahoma nearly half his life. He graduated from Eufaula High School, where he first met his wife Hadley, but their relationship wouldn't start for another decade. Hadley is an elementary librarian at Coronado Heights Elementary in the Putnam City District. They have two children, Spencer who is a student at OU and Bridget who is a student at Austin College.
Greg is passionate about helping people grow in faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. He was a youth minister for nine years before beginning his preaching ministry, serving as Senior Minister in Snyder, Heavener, Durant, and Duncan before coming to Yukon. He has ministry related degrees from Oklahoma City University (Bachelor's), Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (Master's), and Drew Theological School (Doctorate). He has also authored four books related to preaching.
Greg's hobbies include being an armchair quarterback for the OU Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys, where his unsolicited advice is graciously ignored. He also follows basketball with the Sooners and the OKC Thunder.
Matt Borum (Associate Pastor)
Matt is the Associate Pastor, appointed to the church summer of 2018. Matt is a native of Oklahoma, making his way from Midwest City all the way to Kingston Oklahoma. Matt is a proud father of two beautiful children, Tristan and Adaleigh. Matt and his amazing wife Megan have been married since July of 2010.
Beyond Matt’s love for the church and ministry, his passion is helping people meet Christ and grow in their relationship together. Matt has served at the University of Central Oklahoma Wesley Foundation, where his ministry got started in 2015; this is also where Matt’s love for student and Young Adult ministry started.
Matt’s hobbies include being with his family as often as possible, coaching his son’s youth baseball team, and anything having to do with the outdoors.
Kristi Swink (Associate Pastor)
Michael Horn (Youth Director)
Michael joined the church staff in the Spring of 2017. He is a Texas native, growing up in the small town of Granbury, TX. He moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma City University, earning degrees in Youth and Family Ministry and in Sociology. Shortly after, Michael married his wonderful wife Cari and the two have put their roots down in the Oklahoma City area.
Michael is passionate about helping people grow spiritually and live out their faith each and every day. Michael has been a Youth Pastor for 3 years and believes that Youth Ministry is where he is called to be.
Outside of youth ministry, Michael likes to spend time rock climbing, playing disc golf, being with friends, playing and coaching soccer, and watching his favorite sports teams play.
CARISSA BLURTON (CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR)
Heather Pope (Preschool Director)
Heather Pope was born and raised in El Reno, Oklahoma. After graduation from El Reno High School she attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. That is where Heather met her husband. Heather graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. After graduation from college Heather and her husband moved to Yukon. They have two sons.
Heather’s sons attended Yukon Kids First Preschool when they were younger, so Heather was involved with the program as a parent, volunteer, and board member before taking over as director in 2010. Heather and her family are grateful to be a part of the First United Methodist Church and Yukon Kids First.
Heather enjoys watching and taking pictures of her sons playing sports. Heather and her family enjoys watching NFL football, hiking, biking, and really just being outside!
Jim Custer (Business manager)
Retired from Blake Enterprises after 34 years as a partner and area supervisor.
Joined the First United Methodist Church in 2007, and started working at the church in 2009 as office assistant and data entry.
Ginger Strong (Communications & media associate)
Ginger Strong was raised in Yukon and graduated from Yukon High School in 1985. She married Stan in 1988 and lived in Texas where she continued her career in Retail Management. They moved to Piedmont OK to be closer to her large family, and began raising their three daughters. They joined the First United Methodist Church in 1994. And she has now joined our staff in April of 2019. She is looking forward to beginning some exciting media option for our church.