Our Board of Directors effective April 25, 2014
Rt. Rev. William M (Rusty) Clyma III, President. Rusty is a Bishop in the Inclusive Celtic Church. Rusty is a Tulsa native who has served six years as a Benedictine Monk at St Gregory’s Abbey in Shawnee, OK. He spent a few years in the San Francisco area, where he attended the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, served as a hospital chaplain, volunteered with the SF Night Ministry, and founded the Parish Church of St. Savior’s. He was elected and consecrated Bishop of the Independent Sacramental Movement and formed what became known as The Inclusive Celtic Church. Rusty moved back to Tulsa in 2013 to open the parish of Emmaus Community in Tulsa, where he now serves. Rusty was elected to his first term on the Board in 2013.
Rev Jay Hoyt, most recent Past-President, is a minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) currently serving First Christian Church of Mannford, OK. He is a graduate of Dallas Christian College and received a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, TN. He has held ministries in Texas (Ft. Worth), Tennessee (Jonesborough), Louisiana (Slidell, Shreveport) and Oklahoma (Wagoner, Tulsa, Mannford). He served 2 terms on the board of Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry and a 5 month stint as acting executive director. He was recently re-elected to the board of TIA and has served as vice president and president. He also works in the transportation department of Union public schools of Tulsa.
Caroline Abbott, 1st Vice President
Sarah Morice-Brubaker, PhD, 2nd Vice President and Secretary, is an assistant professor of theology at Phillips Theological Seminary and an associate editor for Religion Dispatches. She holds a BA in religious studies from Yale University, an Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School, and a PhD in theology from the University of Notre Dame. Her doctoral dissertation (forthcoming from Wipf and Stock) examines the relationship between Trinitarian theology, postmodern thought, and philosophy of place. She is currently working on her second book, tentatively titled Glory Days: The Power and Danger of Christian Nostalgia. Sarah participated in the first cohort of the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. She is married to Phil Morice-Brubaker, an antiracism consultant and trainer, and they have two sons. They are members of New Haven United Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Julie Skye, Treasurer, has been an investment advisor for 27 years, and a Registered Investment Advisor at Pinnacle Investment Advisors in Tulsa for 8 years. She received a B.S.B.A in Finance from the University of Tulsa in 1986 and an M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa in 1990. She is a committed social justice advocate and a shareholder activist, working with national organizations such as the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Small group ministry is her chosen way to connect and effect change, but she serves on numerous boards, foundations and committees, including the National Unitarian Universalist Investment Committee; the UUA Liaison to the Committee on Socially Responsible Investing, and the UUA Allies for Racial Equity.
Rev. Mike Barron is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Broken Arrow. He is an ordained Teaching Elder since 1980, serving congregations in Texas and Oklahoma. He is a retired firefighter and formerly served on the Broken Arrow School Board (1993-1998). Currently he serves on the Broken Arrow Downtown Advisory Board charged with the revitalization of the newly-named Rose District. He also volunteers with Broken Arrow Neighbors in their Read to Feed book sales He was elected as the Moderator of Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery (PCUSA) for 2013.
Rev. Leslie Dotson is an Associate Regional Pastor for the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. She is a graduate of Phillips Theological Seminary, and has served two local churches before moving into regional ministry. Leslie was elected to the Board in 2013.
Barbara Santee, PhD, has been a pro-choice feminist and community activist since the late 1960s. She is a native Tulsan who holds a Ph.D from Columbia University. Barbara was one of the founding members of TIA, and was on the board for 14 years. She has won numerous awards for her community activism on behalf of women and for her support of the separation of church and state. After a few years off the Board,Barbara was elected to serve again in 2013.
Rev. Guy Langston, is a retired United Methodist minister who has served a variety of churches in Oklahoma for over 45 years. Rev Guy is currently involved in the Confirmation Ministry at Boston Ave UMC, where his wife serves on the church’s Interfaith Concerns Committee. Guy’s passions include maintaining the separation between church and state.
Sandra Rana, PhD, has lived in Tulsa for over 30 years. Dr. Rana has been active in numerous interfaith and community organizations over the years including Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry (Past President), a founding member of Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, the City of Tulsa Human Rights Commission, Mayor’s Jobs for Veterans Committee and as a member and Chair of the Governor’s Ethnic American Advisory Council under Governor Brad Henry. Dr. Rana is a Senior Professional in Human Resources and is a member of TEOCCA and SHRM
Yusuf Dundar, was born in Turkey. He is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer, having graduated from the Firat University in Turkey with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. After graduating from University, Yusuf moved to Canada . After a total of 5 years in Canada , Yusuf worked as a Project Manager in Turkey. Currently, he is working as an IT Manager for a company in Tulsa and is serving the Tulsa community as Executive Director at Dialogue Institute of Tulsa (formerly known Institute of Interfaith Dialog). He is also aboard member of OCCJ(Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice). Yusuf is married to Serpil Dundar and they have one daughter.