Church Growth & Development

 Jesus said,Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma’s Church Growth and Development team partners with local congregations to answer Jesus’s Great Commission. Together, we follow Jesus in mission to grow the kingdom of God, develop disciples, and transform lives in the love of Jesus Christ. Our team at the Episcopal Dioceses of Oklahoma offers resources for our parishes to reach their communities and increase the vitality of their congregations.  

The Church Growth and Development team Includes:

Our team is happy to consult with congregations on our areas of ministry, including evangelism, leadership development, newcomer incorporation, community outreach, communications and digital presence, Christian formation for all ages, curriculum review, spiritual gifts discernment, stewardship and fundraising (including planned giving and capital campaigns), and young adult ministry. Please contact any of us to set up an appointment in our area of ministry. Let’s discover how Jesus is calling you to serve in your congregation’s unique context!

Each of our areas provides a monthly blog covering areas of interest to you. Explore the links below to discover resources to help your congregation. Click here to sign-up for our monthly newsletter!

Meet Our Team:

The Rev. Canon Susan Brown Snook
Canon for Church Growth and Development
Email: [email protected]

- Management
- Planting and Growing Churches
- Revitalization of Congregations
- Evangelism Process
- Marketing

Click here to explore the Church Growth & Development Blog!

Sabrina Evans
Director of Christian Formation
Email: [email protected]

- Christian Formation Event Coordination
- Christian Formation Consulting
- Christian Formation Training 
- Certification Records
- Works with Summer Camp leaders 

Click here to explore the Christian Formation Blog!

Nicole Baxley
Director of Communications
Email: [email protected]

- Facilitate Bishop Communication
- Implement Diocesan Communication
- Coordinate Public Relations
- Event Registration and Publicity
- Congregation & Institutions Communication Support 

Click here to explore the Communications Blog!

Tyler L. Davis

Director of Stewardship & Development
Email: [email protected]

- Fundraising Campaigns
- Church Stewardship Consulting & Education
- Fundraising Education
- Lead Stewardship/Fundraising Coaches
- Fundraising Records

Click here to explore the Stewardship & Development Blog!

Jeff Huston (OSU) 
Campus Minister, Oklahoma State University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (405) 624-0141




 Blake Woods (OU)
Campus Minister, University of Oklahoma
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: (405) 615-1523 


Click here to explore the Young Adults Blog!