Thank you Maranatha!


Dear Maranatha Class,

I wanted to let you know that after driving from Bartlesville to Tulsa for more than 12 years, I have accepted an offer to serve as the Director of Development for the Sutton Avian Research Center located in Bartlesville. After careful consideration, I realized that this opportunity was too exciting for me to turn down! (Did I say that it is in BARTLESVILLE…5 minutes from my house!)

Mike and I are looking forward to working, living and attending worship in the same town. Being on the same schedule will also allow us to spend time with our kids (and new grandchild in September) and to care for our parents.

Boston Avenue has been our home for 13 years. Many of you are the parents of some of my very first youth here at Boston Avenue and I consider you a part of my family. Plus I still LOVE your kids! The church has helped raise our children and through opportunities and relationships found here, they are accepting and kind people. Some of my closest friends are either on staff or a part of our congregation. I will miss being a part of this family.

I appreciate the support the Maranatha Class has always shown me. You were the first ones to jump on board for so many projects and have continued to support me through the transition from youth to welcoming ministries. When I speak to your class (even though it is slightly terrifying), I always know that you are in my corner and willing to do whatever it is that I ask of you. Thank you so much for being that kind of class!

It has been a joy to serve this church. I love all of the people at Boston Avenue: teenagers, parents, young adults, grandparents, new members and folks who have been members for a long time! Thank you for the opportunity to be in ministry here.

While Mike and I do not plan to attend regularly, we expect to be around from time to time for special occasions. Boston Avenue will always be a special place for us. (Did you know that Kevin Tully’s church has an ANIMAL ministry? And there is a PIG that worships regularly?!)

While I know this is a quick transition, I want to assure you that I have loved the role of welcoming all people to our church and will do my best to wrap up as many loose ends as possible and have a plan in place!

Blessings to you,



Audra Fogle

Director of Welcoming Ministries

1301 S. Boston Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74119




Published in: on June 7, 2017 at 8:38 am  Comments Off on Thank you Maranatha!  
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