Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Shelby Scott
Rector

Father Shelby has been at Saint Patrick’s since 1997.

He is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Seabury-Western Seminary in Evanston, IL.

He is the proud father of two sons, Zach and Sam, and is married to his sailing partner, Becky. He enjoys sailing and reading in his spare time.

The Rev. Tom Dahlman
Curate

The Rev. Tom Dahlman joined the staff at St. Patrick’s as the new curate on July 1, 2015.  He studied at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and graduated in May of 2015 with a M.Div.  
 
Tom’s wife Alexis is a Registered Nurse and they have two kids, Bella and Booker. Both Tom and Alexis were born and raised in the Tulsa area and met at church camp.  They have been married for 13 years. 

The Rev. Cindy Ritter
Deacon

Rev. Cindy A. Ritter, MS, RN has served as a deacon at St. Patrick’s since her completion of the Deacon Formation Program of the Diocese of Oklahoma and ordination in 2005.  Cindy is a Registered Nurse specializing in care of the elderly.  Deacon Cindy graduated from Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing in Amarillo, Texas and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma.  Her diaconal ministry includes spiritual support for terminally ill people and their families, grief support, health care advocate and educator, and labyrinth facilitator.

Deacon Cindy is married to Gordon and has three sons, two daughters-in law, and three grandsons.

The Rev. Jim Welch
Deacon

The Rev. Jim Welch graduated from the Iona School of Ministry in June of 2015, and was ordained a vocational deacon at St. Patrick’s in August of 2015.  Jim attended Oklahoma State University, and has been in the steel manufacturing business for over 35 years. He is currently the general manager of Ozark Steel in Tulsa, OK.

Jim and his wife Cindy have attended St. Patrick’s together since 2000, and are the proud parents of their adult children, Erin and Dustin, who were both baptized at St. Patrick’s.    Jim shares a passion for cycling with Cindy, and also enjoys the outdoors, including golf, hunting and fishing, and the occasional trip to a white sandy beach somewhere…

 

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suzanne@saint-patricks.com

(918) 294-9444

Suzanne Shepherd
Parish Administrator

Suzanne began attending St. Patrick’s in 1999 and joined the staff of St. Patrick’s in August, 2001.  She has a background of more than 20 years in office administration, human resources, and facilities management.  She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in education, with a major in English Literature.  Suzanne has been married to Michael for 29 years and has two children, Stephen and Megan.  Suzanne is an avid needlepointer and loves reading and music.

Ginger Dixon
Communications Coordinator

Ginger Dixon and her husband Justin have been members of St. Patrick’s since moving to Oklahoma from Boston, Ma. in 2002.  In addition to general office duties, Ginger manages the St. Patrick’s website and social media outlets.  Ginger and Justin have two children, Emma and Lyla.

 

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Lyn Bromiley
Choir Director

Lyn joined St. Patrick’s staff as choir director in 2007.  She hails from England, with long stops in the US and Canada before landing in Broken Arrow.  Lyn graduated from Gwynedd-Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, PA, with a degree in English, cum laude, and pursued graduate studies in Medieval Literature at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  She has been involved in sacred and secular choral and keyboard music since high school, and served as keyboardist and choir director for many years at Grace Presbyterian Church in Orleans, Ontario previous to serving at St. Patrick’s.

Lyn is married to Michael, and they are proud parents to Diana Quinn, Rex Quinn and LaJeanna Bromiley.

 

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Colette Meyer
Organist

Born in Wichita, Kansas; attended Wichita State University and studied organ performance under Robert Town; moved to Broken Arrow in 1995.  Married to John Meyer; daughter, Eileen; son, Lyndon.

I have been playing the piano and organ all of my life!  I have worked as primary organist in a variety of church faiths and am happy to be at St. Patrick’s, where I feel totally at home.  I have also taught piano for many years and have had a position as organist/choir director at Sts. Peter and Paul church in Tulsa.   I can say with all honesty, that in all my years as a church organist, St. Patrick’s is the best church I have ever had the privilege to work for.   I feel so lucky to have such a supportive and appreciative clergy and congregation!

My hobbies include reading, sewing and traveling.  I hope to be at St. Patrick’s until I retire.

Justin Dixon

Youth Minister

Justin Dixon joined the staff at St. Patrick’s as Youth Minister on August 1, 2015.  He has been a member of Saint Patrick’s since 2002. Justin is a business owner of a local software support company and has been in the support industry for over 20 years. 

 

Justin’s wife, Ginger, is the Communications Director for the parish and they have two kids, Emma and Lyla. Justin grew up in Haskell and has lived in Broken Arrow for 14 years.  Justin loves reading, cooking, hunting, fishing, music and having coffee with friends where they solve all of the theological mysteries of our faith…or talk for hours and typically confuse themselves further.  If you’re interested in coffee and theology…invite him out for a cup.

Nancy Strothmann
Senior Ministry Coordinator

Nancy Strothmann was hired as our Senior Ministry Coordination in 2013.  In this role, Nancy serves as a liaison with the elder members of the church and heads up the Silver Foxes group.  Nancy is also the head of the Funeral Meals Committee.  Her care and concern of this important group of parishioners makes her a natural for this position.  She and her husband Russ live in Broken Arrow and have three daughters, Molly, Carrie and Beth.

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Stephanie Smith
Nursery Coordinator

Stephanie is an assistant kindergarten teacher at Holland Hall.  Stephanie, her husband Steve, and sons Jerred and Eric have been members of Saint Patrick’s for over 15 years. In addition to scheduling our nursery volunteers, she is also the primary childcare provider for our Sunday and Wednesday services.