Vice President for Advancement
Kent serves as Oklahoma Christian's Vice President for Advancement. He is originally from Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1979 with a degree in Bible. He was a part of the ministerial staff at Memorial Road Church of Christ for 25 years. Before joining Oklahoma Christian, Kent served as the director of operations for Continent of Great Cities. CGC is a ministry that places missionary teams throughout the Latin world.
He and his wife Phyllis have two sons, both Oklahoma Christian grads who played basketball for the OC Eagles. They are Kelly (and his wife Kristin, also an OC grad) and Kory.
Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Relations
Having worked for Oklahoma Christian in several capacities since 1974, Bob now serves as Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Relations. He has a B.S. degree in Social Work and began his work with Oklahoma Christian immediately following his graduation. During his time at OC, he has served in the areas of admissions, alumni, and events, and has directed student productions of Freshman Fanfare and Spring Sing.
Bob and his wife Judi have two children, Andy and Aubrie, and four grandchildren. All are OC grads, reside in Edmond and attend the Memorial Road Church of Christ.
Director of Alumni Communications and Research
Chris serves as Director of Alumni Communications and Research. He is originally from Grove, Oklahoma, but grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. He graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1997 with a History/Pre-Law degree. Before joining Oklahoma Christian, Chris worked for Allstate Insurance and Ford Motor Credit.
Chris lives in Edmond with his wife Jennifer (Thomas '94), who serves as State Tax Manager for Sonic Drive-Ins, and his twins Connor Matthew and Caton Leigh. They attend the Memorial Road Church of Christ
Director of Advancement Operations
Will Blanchard (’07) serves OC as Director of Advancement Operations. Working alongside the Vice President for Advancement, Will provides leadership and team support to drive OC's vision, mission and strategic plans for advancement and alumni relations. A proud OC grad, he holds a B.A. in English and an M.B.A. in Leadership and Organizational Development. Since joining OC in 2007, Will has served as a grant writer, foundations officer, phonathon manager, annual giving director, and adjunct faculty member in English Composition.
Will lives in Edmond with his wife, Amy ('09), and daughter, Penny. The Blanchards attend the Edmond Church of Christ.
Vice President and General Counsel
Stephen began working for Oklahoma Christian University on September 1, 2000, as Director of Advancement for OC’s Portland, Oregon, branch campus, Cascade College. In August 2004, Stephen and his wife Megan moved to Oklahoma City when Stephen began working at Oklahoma Christian as the Director of Alumni Relations, while attending law school in the evenings. After spending two years as the Director of Alumni Relations, Stephen became the Director of Planned Giving in August 2006. He now serves as Vice President and General Counsel.
Stephen graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 1992 with a B.A. in Bible. In 1998, he graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University, in Olathe, Kansas, with a Master of Business Administration degree. Stephen completed law school at Oklahoma City University, earning the Juris Doctor degree on May 17, 2008. Stephen passed the Oklahoma Bar exam in July and was sworn in by the Oklahoma State Supreme Court in September 2008. Stephen’s academic focus during law school centered in Estate Planning and Constitutional Law. Stephen is married to Megan (Thomas '93) They have two children, Elijah Thomas, and Meredith Leigh.
Advancement Records Coordinator
Jamie Haworth serves as the Advancement Records Coordinator for Oklahoma Christian University. She is originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma Christian from 1988 to 1992 and graduated with a B.S. in Office Management. After graduating, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at Windsor Group Insurance Company for two years and an Office Manager for Sundance Rehabilitation Services for five years. She returned to Oklahoma Christian University in 1998 to work for the Vice President for Advancement as an Administrative Assistant and Gift Processing Coordinator. As Advancement Records Coordinator, she assists all the members of the Advancement and Alumni teams with their database needs.
Jamie (Lashley) and Chris Haworth, a 1991 OC graduate, have two children, Christopher and Camden. They are members of the Quail Springs Church of Christ.
Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement
Christine serves as the Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement. She earned her B.S. in Mass Communication/Public Relations and Advertising from Oklahoma Christian in 1991. After graduating, she served Oklahoma Christian as a Women's Residence Hall Director from 1992 to 1994. She also worked in the human resources department for Windsor Group Insurance Company in Oklahoma City from 1991 to 1993. She returned to Oklahoma Christian in 2000 as the Oklahoma Christian Women’s Association Coordinator. Christine is married to Bobby, also an OC graduate. They have three children, Ryan, Lawson and Payton. They attend the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond.
Programmer Analyst for Advancement
Jamie (87) serves as Programmer Analyst for Advancement. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, but grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Manchester, Missouri. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Oklahoma Christian and began working at OC in Information Technology as a programmer in 1988. In 2012, he joined the Advancement Team, working in software development, custom reporting, data integrity, and IT solutions. Jamie and his wife, Sheila (87), have a son, Carson, who is currently studying at OC, and a daughter, Abigail, who is in high school. They attend the Memorial Road Church of Christ, where Jamie is a deacon and serves the Men's Ministry and Youth Group.
Administrative Assistant in Alumni Relations