Our Team

James Shires, President
James Shires, President
Apple Park, Executive Secretary
Apple Park, Executive Secretary

Apple was born in S. Korea as a third generation Seventh-day Adventist. Being chosen as a servant of God at a very young age, Elder Park had to take the stand for the Sabbath and his God at all costs. He has served as church planter, Area Coordinator, Conference Pathfinder Director, Conference Youth Director, Camp Director, and now he is serving as the Conference Executive Secretary. His special skills are team leadership, inspiring and sharing vision, and empowering people to do God’s work.

Carlos Portanova, Treasurer
Carlos Portanova, Treasurer

Carlos was born and raised in Peru. He graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting at Universidad Peruana Union and he received his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting at Southwestern Adventist University. He has served as a GCAS Auditor, Assoc. Treasurer and Undertreasurer in different Adventist organizations and is now serving as the Oklahoma Conference Treasurer. He is married to Cinthia and is the father to Carlos Jr, Adolfo and Yaritzel.

Daniel Ortega, Youth & Communication Director
Daniel Ortega, Youth & Communication Director

Daniel began full-time ministry in Oklahoma in 2007 after graduating from Southwestern Adventist University. Daniel has served as a youth pastor, senior pastor, Bible teacher, and elementary principal. He moved back to Oklahoma in January of 2018, after serving three years in the Indiana Conference, to serve as the Youth & Young Adult Director and Communications Director for the Oklahoma Conference. He enjoys youth ministry along with his wife Yesenia and two boys, Isaac and Benjamin.

Tim Kripps, Education
Tim Kripps, Education

Tim met his wife Angeliqua as students at Thunderbird Adventist Academy. His Bachelors Degree from SWAU is in Social Science and he has a Masters Degree from UNLV in Educational Leadership and Administration. During his twenty plus years in education he taught various grades, has been a school administrator, an associate superintendent. He loves to share with students the importance of choosing God daily, and watching students give their lives to God.

Luis Prieto, Spanish Ministries
Luis Prieto, Spanish Ministries

Spanish Ministries Coordinator

Nic Coutet, Evangelism
Nic Coutet, Evangelism
Bob Burnette, Native Ministries & Stewardship
Bob Burnette, Native Ministries & Stewardship

Bio Coming Soon...

Robert Quintana, Men's Ministry
Robert Quintana, Men's Ministry

Bio Coming Soon...

Karol Mosbey, Women's Ministry
Karol Mosbey, Women's Ministry

Bio Coming Soon

Tamra Clark
Tamra Clark

Assistant Treasurer Accounts Payable

Millie Hall
Millie Hall

Administrative Assistant

Angeliqua Kripps
Angeliqua Kripps

Administrative Assistant to the President

Yesenia Ortega
Yesenia Ortega

Administrative Assistant for Youth & Communication

Joan Rupe
Joan Rupe

Accountant Insurance Service Records Retirement Human Resources Trust Services

Norma Shepherd
Norma Shepherd

Youth Department Support Staff Korean Missions Assistant

Carol Thomas
Carol Thomas

Administrative Assistant for Education

Carlene Vigneron
Carlene Vigneron

Assistant Treasurer & Payroll

Thelma Vigneron
Thelma Vigneron

Auditor