Shield Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
210 E. 9th St., Bartlesville, OK  74003
Phone:  (918) 336-1212     FAX (918-336-2557)
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The Staff of St. Luke's

The Rev. Dr. T. Lee Stephens, Rector

Father Lee came to St. Luke's in January of 1997. He and his wife, Lynda, moved here from Tyler, Texas and Christ Episcopal Church. Father Lee has over thirty years of pastoral experience, which began in the Baptist tradition until he came into the Episcopal Church in 1989. By profession, Lynda is an accompanist and professor of piano. She has a private piano studio and also teaches at Bartlesville Wesleyan College. Father Lee and Lynda have three grown sons, two daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren.

Lauri Watkins, Christian Education Coordinator

Lauri Watkins joined the staff as Christian Education Coordinator in July, 2012.  This came after she retired from teaching at Wayside Elementary.  Lauri spent 29 years in the classroom, teaching mostly fourth and fifth graders.  Lauri and Mike live in an old house in downtown Bartlesville, spending their time working on the house and preparing to enter the deaconate.  Between them, they have 4 adult children and 3 precious granddaughters.  Tiger the cat and Maggie the dog share space at home.  Lauri will be ordained as deacon in June, 2013, God willing. 

Dolores McCreary, Organist/Choirmaster

Dolores McCrearyDolores has been organist/choirmaster at St. Luke's since 1978. She does a remarkable job with the organ, choir and worship music and brings variety and flair to everything she does. Dolores has written many of the musicals and dramas performed under her direction. Her contributions to the arts in the Bartlesville community are widely known and respected. Dolores and Max have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

Doug Freebern, Parish Administrator

Doug joined the staff of St. Luke’s in July of 2008, but he and his wife Connie have been members here since 1999.  Doug is also an ordained Deacon at St. Luke’s.  Doug and Connie moved here from Oklahoma City.  Having served in both the banking and insurance fields most of his life, he is now semi-retired.  Doug and Connie have four adult children; two live in Bartlesville with their families and two live in Denver.  They have eight grandchildren with number nine on the way..


Ann Bell, Parish Secretary

Ann joined the staff in July 1996. She is responsible for everything from publishing the weekly newsletter and worship bulletins to record keeping to answering the phone to managing office operations. She and her husband Merle have a son, two daughters, a daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and hree grandchildren..

Rob and Tammy BaughmanRob and Tammy Baughman

Rob was raised in Bartlesville and has been a member of  St. Luke's his whole life.  He was active in St. Luke's E.Y.C. youth group. He has been the Sexton since March 2008.  He and Tammy Alexander were married at St. Luke's June 6th, 2009.  Tammy is the nursery attendant.