Leadership

The Leadership of Oasis is made up of Lay Leaders from the congregation, a small staff, and a a Board of Directors. 



Senior Pastor

Rev. Mary Miriti

…is the Senior Pastor of Oasis Global United Methodist Church (UMC) in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is her calling to develop a United Methodist congregation of African immigrants in the Dallas area, worshipping in the African style of worship. Culture, traditions and the love Rev. Mary shares draw many to the supportive and tight-knit community.

Mary was ordained by the United Methodist Church in June of 2014 and received a full-time appointment as Executive Director / Pastor of the Oasis Global Mission extension ministry. Her previous appointment was as the Associate Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church Dallas, and she served as an Intern Pastor at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas before that.

A 2011 graduate of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University with a Master of Divinity degree, Mary also has a Pastoral Care Certificate. Her concentration was in Compassionate Service.

Rev. Mary also serves as a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain, serving with our soldiers.

Mary and her two older sons have dual citizenship in Kenya and the US; her third son was born in Dallas while Mary was attending seminary. Her husband is Kenneth Jackson who is also active in the Oasis ministry.




WORSHIP LEADER

Charles Boampong

Charles is from Africa and has been living in Dallas from some time. 




OASIS LAY LEADER

Beatrice Karimi




OASIS SECRETARY

George Omondi




OASIS TREASURER

Damarin Okello




OASIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As a new church start of the United Methodist Church in North Texas Conference, we also have a Board of Directors. The Board works with Rev. Mary to bring about the vision of Oasis to become a thriving church community, worshipping in the the African tradition and welcoming everyone, while meeting the needs and inspiring African immigrants in the greater Dallas area.

Chair - Wendy Campbell

Treasurer - Edwin Njiru

Secretary - Bonnie Murray

Dr. Mary Nickson, Incoming Chair 
         
Cynthia Rives,  Fundraising Chair            

Dr. Clara Reed, Church Development Chair

Pastor Archie Browne       

John Lanigan                       

Ex-Officio members:
Rev. Mary Miriti
Beatrice Thaitumu, Oasis Congregational Lay Leader
Rev. Bill Eason, Senior Pastor of Ridgewood Park UMC




 
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