Staff
Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Janice Sharp

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Associate Minister/Ministry Coordinator

Rev. Kathy Gibson

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Rev.Kathy Gibson joined the staff on October 1, 2006.  She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from OCU and 35 hours in graduate studies in the Master of Arts in Religion program, also at OCU.  She taught elementary school in Duncan and also taught as an adjunct faculty member at OCU as well as creating and directing the Continuing Education in Religion program at OCU.

 Kathy believes that her love of people in general and children in particular, as well as more than 35 years as an active volunteer in all areas of the life of this church, make her well-suited to this position.  “When I reflect on my experience as the mother of 3 and the grandmother of 5, combined with my degree in education and my graduate studies in religion, I’m convinced that I have been preparing for this position all of my life!”






Director of Children's and Youth Ministries

Tara Cook

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Tara Cook came to FUMC in 2011 and currently is the Director of Children and Youth Ministriries. Tara and her husband Bobby have three little girls- Alivia, Audrey, and Adyson. Tara, who is a graduate of both East Central University and Northwestern University has degrees in counseling and education and has worked with children in some capacity throughout her entire career.

Tara not only works at FUMC, but is an active member of the Chancel Choir, the Praise and Worship band, UMW, and is also a founding member of Wrapped in Grace. Tara and her family feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful congregation of believers.






Church Secretary

Blake Roquet

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Business Administrator

James Funkhouser

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Director of Music

David Briscoe

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Beginning piano lessons at age nine, David quickly realized music would be an integral part of his life.  At thirteen, he begin working at Duncan FUMC as a janitor and often became distracted when a piano was nearby. He became pianist/organist at Velma United Methodist Church during High School.

A 1988 graduate of Duncan High School, he graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy after studying over two years to be an organist.  He returned to OCU in 1997 to obtain a Master of Music in Vocal Performance (2001).

David has over 30 years of full and part-time music ministry experience, has taught voice and piano at Oklahoma Baptist University, and voice, music theory and church music history courses at Southwestern Christian University.  He has been the Choir Director at Chickasha High School, music director at Tinker Air Force Base Chapel, among other ministry positions, and has performed at over 3000 weddings and events. He is also a Realtor.

David and his wife Brandi were married at Duncan FUMC in 1991 and reside in Washington, OK. Brandi has experience as director of children’s ministries, children’s choirs, religious education, choreographer and event planner. Their daughter, Leigha, is also a vocalist, Miss Oklahoma contestant 2016 and 2018, and is completing a degree in fashion marketing. Andrew, their son, lives in Edmond, is a Realtor and drummer at Quail Springs Baptist Church in OKC.

A vital thrust of David’s ministry is encountering God’s presence through worship.  He believes worship is an expression of faith, love, gratitude and adoration to our Father in which He finds delight and a place of habitation causing His people to become more like Him.






Custodian

Jerry Marlar






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