Staff and Leadership
We Are The Church Together
No one person can do the job of the church alone. Leadership in the church is more than a role in the church- it is an avenue to engagement in the church. Leaders are the listeners, encouragers, and inspirers. Leadership is not just a weekend position, it continues through the week.
Pastor Robert 'Rob' Martin
CLC welcomes Pastor Robert Martin
Pastor Rob was first called to Tulsa to serve a congregation in the “Mission Redevelopment” process. The idea was to help the congregation, which had faced an incredible amount of conflict and loss, to discover who God was calling them to be based on the needs of the community and the gifts and talents in the congregation. While there is no longer an official “Mission Redevelopment” designation in the ELCA, the need is still present in all of our congregations to think and pray deeply about God’s call to the people who are present NOW, to wonder together what it means to be Christ’s church in THIS time and THIS location. Pastor Rob is very excited to be walking that journey with CLC, as well as lifting up the wonderful work our congregation has been doing all along and are still doing even now.
We also welcome his wife Christy, two children, Chris and Emily, dog, Sunny and three cats, Otto, Oscar and Juniper.
To be a synod parish deacon, you must complete a required course of theological study, a required practicum and are approved by the bishop to serve a local congregation at the authority of the pastor. This ministry is a volunteer ministry. They bring to the congregation their gifts and passions, being shared to the benefit of our congregation and the community.
The nurses assist with healthcare assessments and decisions when requested or needed. This means that when it is necessary, they will accompany a member to a doctor’s appointment. Our Parish Nurses work with our Pastor, local hospitals, social service agencies and the community for the wellness of our congregation.
The members of the Church Council are the trustees who act on behalf of the church membership. The congregational council has the responsibility for ensuring fulfillment of the church’s mission and the legal accountability for its operations.