Board of Trustees

GEORGE SCHNETZER, PRESIDENT

George joined All Souls in the mid 1970's after having moved to Tulsa to begin the private practice of Medical Oncology. Raised as a Roman Catholic and having attended Catholic schools through senior high, he drifted away from that faith during his undergraduate years at Princeton, and had no church affiliation through medical school and six years of postgraduate study. He was introduced to All Souls by a college friend and found its message of free spiritual inquiry, ethical practice and community service liberating and inspiring. In the past, George has served as the chair of the Television Committee and more recently has taught a course at Wednesday Connections, served as an usher and as a medical consultant to the Parish Nurses. Community activities have included board service at Chamber Music Tulsa, KIPP Tulsa and currently at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences in addition to several committee memberships at the University of Tulsa. He and his wife, Mary Lhevine, enjoy gardening, traveling, tutoring young people in math and spending time with their five children and ten grandchildren.

SAMANTHA McPHETER, 1st VICE PRESIDENT

Bio coming soon

DEB HERRMANN, 2nd VICE PRESIDENT

Retired since 1994 as Vice President of Systems and Finance at Cummins Diesel ReCon. BSBA and MBA from Drake University, Des Moines, IA. CPA and CMA certifications. Former volunteer work includes Treasurer for the Arkansas/Oklahoma ELCA synod for 10 years, finance chair at Fellowship Lutheran Church, leadership positions in Financial Excecutives International and member of the Ethics Board for Cancer Research at Saint Francis. Member of All Souls since 2008. Currently serving as Second Vice President on the Board of Trustees.

ANETA WILKINSON, SECRETARY


Aneta and husband Bill have been members of All Souls since 1994, participating in many church activities. They are members of one of the longest standing “Branches” groups, which has met at their home once a month since 1995. Aneta has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma, and is a retired Elementary School Administrator. She served a nine year term on the Oklahoma Commission for Human Services, the governing board of OKDHS. She has previously been a volunteer at the Parent Child Center of Tulsa and the Laura Dester Center, served as a board member of Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children , volunteered at the Community Food Band of Tulsa, and is presently delivering Meals on Wheels once a week to citizens of Bixby. Aneta and Bill have three daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

ALICIA McCLAIN, TREASURER

Alicia McLain joined the church in 2005 with her husband Chad. They have two young children, Maverick and Maya who are at the beginning of their All Souls Religious Education experience. Alicia is a recent graduate of the Leadership All Souls program. She holds a Business Administration degree from Northeastern State University and has experience in marketing and product management. She is currently enjoying raising her kids serving the community.

JANE NEWMAN, ASST. SECRETARY/TREASURER

Jane and her husband, Pat have been members of All Souls since 1980. Their children Josh and Emily were raised here. Jane grew up in Kansas as a preacher’s kid in the Disciples of Christ denomination. During her years at All Souls she has been active in the youth department, Care Team, RE and more recently her involvement has been focused on diversity. She is a facilitator for Rewire groups and a member of the Intercultural Bridge Team. Through these groups she is experiencing the challenges and rewards of living our vision of diversity for ourselves and the world. Away from church, Jane works part time as office manager for Pat who has a practice in psychology. She views herself as semi-retired with a priority on trips to Albuquerque and St. Paul to visit their three grandsons. She enjoys morning and evening walks with or without the family dog, weekly horseback riding lessons, and painting with watercolors. Jane is a volunteer at Bit by Bit.

GREG BLEDSOE

Greg is a local civil rights attorney who has been a member of All Souls since 1976. He is active in the Adult Choir, serving as its Chair in 2011. He and his wife, Marilyn Ihloff, were proud to be Stewardship co-chairs in 2006 just as the church raised a record amount and embraced a culture of generosity by giving away each Sunday's offering to non-profits that share our values. Greg served on the Generosity Committee from 2009 until (year I became Bd memer), helping pick the non-profit recipients of the Sunday offerings. He has also previously served on the long range planning committee and was on the Intercultural Bridge Team, a group that worked to inspire the church to stay true to its commitment of religious and cultural diversity. Greg and Marilyn have seven grandchildren, who are actively involved in the Children's Choirs and youth programs. They see All Souls as a second family and almost a second home.

BEAU BROCK

Beau has many interests, including traveling, yoga, rugby and watching LSU college football. He and his wife Michelle have two children, Seth and Kendall. Beau serves as a board member of the Community Service Council of Tulsa, participating on their finance council. He also sits on the All Souls investment committee. He organized the Tulsa area volunteer initiative for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, as part of the Ameriprise National Day of Service. Beau is a member of Sustainable Tulsa and frequently attends their meetings. Beau works as a Certified Financial Planner for Brock and Associates, a Private Wealth Advisory Practice of Ameriprise Financial. He focus’ on supporting individuals and families to achieve their life goals. He also has a particular interest in identifying opportunities to support his clients’ philanthropic interests as part of their overall plan.

DOROTHY CHECOTAH

I have been a member of All Souls since 2008. I was a part of the New Dimension group that arrive originally with Bishop Pearson and decided to remain when he went to Chicago. I was drawn to the welcoming environment and sense of diversity extended to me first by Minister Marlin Lavanhar and then church as a whole. Since joining, I have been given the opportunity to volunteer in several areas, including: the Newcomers Board/Greeters, Intercultural Bridging Team, New Members, Mosaic, Worship Associates, Care Team. I am the Social Services Director at Ambassador Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where I have been a social worker for 19 years. I enjoy helping the residents and families come to terms with what some may consider their final stages of life and how to best continue to reap the benefits of what can be a good quality of being. Or, get ‘back on their feet after an hospital stay. I received a Bachelors degree in Sociology (minor in Psychology) from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Ok. I furthered my education with a Master in Education, emphasis in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston, Illinois. I am a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I attended school here and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1971. I am married to Donnie R. Checotah for over 38 years (my high school sweetheart). We have one daughter, Samantha and two fabulous grandsons, Randle and Reginald. My leisure activities include watching old movies, traveling, cooking (when in the mood) and spending time with family and friends.

RYAN DARBY

Ryan Darby is a Tulsa native. He and his wife, Sarah, were both brought up in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic schools in Tulsa. After spending 10 years away from Tulsa, Ryan and Sarah moved back in 2005 to be closer to family and to raise a family of their own. With encouragement from Ryan’s aunt and uncle, he and Sarah attended an All Souls service and were quickly convinced that All Souls was the place for them, joining the church in 2006. Ryan and Sarah have two children – Cullin (8) and Lucile (5). Ryan has been active in All Souls Branches groups as a participant and a facilitator. Ryan is also a graduate of Rewire and is beginning his fourth year on the Board of Trustees. Ryan and his wife Sarah are also the event chairs for the Love and Light Gala this fall. Ryan graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Environmental Studies and is the Vice President of Operations for Darby Equipment Company. Ryan has found that his focus on learning and continuous improvement of manufacturing and business processes has translated well to his life outside of work and he hopes that focus will be useful as a member of the Board of Trustees.

GLENN HUDGENS

Glenn Hudgens has been a member of All Souls since 2001 along with his family, wife Judy and sons Daniel and Tony. Glenn is a second year member of the Board of Trustees. Judy and Glenn have been married for 36 years. Both Judy and the boys have been active at All Souls with Judy serving on the Generosity Committee and the boys in the Youth Group including the choir. Glenn hopes to be able to give back a bit as a Board member. Professionally, Glenn founded Crest Resources in 1987 as an oil and gas exploration company. Crest has grown and is still active today with eight employees. Glenn’s experience as a small business owner in the oil industry provides a unique, perspective to a church like All Souls. All Souls shares his dedication to fairness and equality with a focus on helping people to reach their potential through the right motivation.

CRAIG JONES

Craig and his wife, Patty, joined All Souls in 2008 after previously being Presbyterians. All Souls provides a “home” to them because of its diversity, acceptance of many beliefs, and community service orientation. A resident of Tulsa since 1979, Craig received both his BS and MBA degrees from Oklahoma State University in 1974 and 1976, respectively. He worked for The Williams Companies for 23 years and for NGL Energy Partners for 8 years, retiring as Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Both Craig and Patty are avid golfers. Prior to becoming a member of the Board of Trustees, Craig served for numerous years on the Investment, Audit, and Golf Committees, and he continues to be active with all three committees. Craig’s adult son, Craig Michael, lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

BILL KELLOUGH

William C. “Bill” Kellough is a lifelong Tulsan has been a member of All Souls since 1975. He is a lawyer in private practice specializing in civil and criminal litigation. Bill was an Oklahoma District Court Judge in Tulsa from 2007 to 2015. He served as Presiding Judge for the District, which includes Tulsa and Pawnee Counties for over two years. Bill has been active in the community as well as the Church. He is a past president of the Gilcrease Museum Association, Chair and longtime member of the Tulsa City/County Library Commission and Chairman of the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Committee. He has served on numerous non-profit boards and is currently on the board of trustees of: Tulsa Symphony, 12 & 12 Substance Abuse Treatment Center and the Family Safety Center, assisting the victims of domestic violence. In addition to serving on the All Souls Board, Bill has served as an Usher and taught various levels of religious education. Bill has numerous hobbies including golf and water color painting. He is married to Beverly Kellough and between them they have five daughters and two grandchildren.

FLORETTA REED

Floretta Reed is a retired 35 year Postal Executive that held varied positions of increased responsibilities throughout the country including Oklahoma District Manager (1992-1995). At retirement, Floretta was the Metro Manager of Operations Dallas/Fort Worth. In this position she was responsible for 2 districts, 6 plants, 732 Post Offices, 25,000 employees and 7.2 million customers with an operating budget of $1.6 billion and revenues exceeding $2 billion. She was the highest ranking African American female in the Postal Service. She is a graduate of UCLA in Business Administration. She completed the leadership programs of Universities of Illinois and Virginia, American Management Association, New York and Leadership for Creative Management, San Diego. Floretta is a founding member of the African American Postal League United for Success (A-PLUS), an organization that began in 1987 to assist the Postal Service and to mentor, develop and network for high potential African American (AA) supervisors, managers and executives. Since its inception thousands of AA employees have been promoted. Floretta has been active since joining All Souls. She participates in the Intercultural Bridging Team, Justice Council, HOUS2, Board of Trustees and is a facilitator for Continuing Mosaic. She is very active in Voting Is Power, a coalition of community organizations to increase voting and voter education. Floretta loves All Souls because it is a place she feels accepted and it allows her to give back to the community.

JUSTICE WAIDNER SMITH

Bio coming soon...

KRISTA WALDRON

I joined All Souls about twelve years ago. At that time, newly married and with no children, I knew the church would be an important part of what I wanted myself to be as an adult in the world, and eventually as a parent. Two of my social interests are local education and issues of juvenile justice. I value the work our church does to ensure the best education possible for all students, regardless of their situations, and the courageous stand we take to help all Tulsans find the way to equity and justice. In my service to the church, my time on the generosity committee has been especially rewarding. I encourage all members to learn about local service organizations and to support them generously through our plates each week.

MIKE WESSINGER

Mike Wessinger moved from Dallas to Tulsa in 1997 and has been a member of Al Souls since 1998. He was looking for a place to raise his son JD and definitely found it. Mike grew up Southern Baptist, but in his teens realized that was not the road for him and did not go to church again until finding All Souls. Mike served on the Children's and Youth Choir Board for five years and still helps out when he can. He also served on the Youth Board. He is a member of the long standing All Souls men's group, The Maddogs, which has been meeting for over 10 years now. Mike is a graduate of the first annual All Souls Leadership Class. You will find Mike dragging people to the lake to go waterskiing in the summer and to Colorado in the winter to snow ski, and occasionally sliding a scuba trip in there once in a while. If someone says let’s go to Mike...... he asks when. He loves to travel. He has his own steel fabrication business in Broken Arrow that he started in 2000. With his son now in college, Mike is ready to apply his talents to the Board of Trustees to help guide All Souls towards its 100th birthday.

IMOGENE WHITE

Imogene worked for the U.S. military for 32 years; mostly at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas (outside of San Antonio), Frankfort, Germany, and Kunsan, South Korea, before retiring in 1994. She returned to college in 1990 and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Wayland Baptist University in 1994. After moving to Tulsa in 1996, she worked for U.S. Cellular then fulfilled a life goal and headed off to Chongqing, China to teach English at the university; as well as, serving as guest lecturer at several other high schools and universities. Imogene served four years on staff at Higher Dimensions Family Church as Student Services Coordinator for the Azusa School of Ministry and as Director, Member Care. She received her Master’s in Education (Instructional Technology) in 2006. Although semi-retired, she soon became part of the VISTA Program and created the Housing Coordinator Program for the ex-offender reentry agency of Fitting Back In, which assisted ex-offenders find affordable housing. Since 2008, Imogene has been a member of All Souls; she has served two years as Chairperson of the Care team; however, Imogene has since resigned position with the Care Team after her own health challenges and the death of her sister. Presently, she is more involved with the ongoing work of the Mosaic Group and is starting on her third year with the Board of Trustees. She still works part-time with Langdon Publishing--publishers of the Tulsa People Magazine. Imogene is the proud mother of two children; Rev. Stephen White (San Antonio, TX) and Rev. Carmen White Janak (Tulsa, OK); five grandchildren--Stephanea White, Taylre Janak, Noelle Janak, Blake Janak, and Huston Janak.