Meet Our Team

Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe

Senior Pastor
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Rev. Dr. Tiffany A. Nagel Monroe has been in full-time ministry since 2010. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Women and Gender Studies. In 2012, she achieved her Masters of Divinity degree with a specialization in Women, Church, and Society from Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. Tiffany received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Leadership Excellence from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Tiffany is an advocate for several local, national, and international organizations and causes, including but not limited to: HIV/AIDS Awareness, Women’s Advocacy, Public Education Advocacy, and more. She serves on different ministry committees within the United Methodist Church and on the Board of Directors for Pastors for Oklahoma Kids. Tiffany has had the privilege of speaking and leading at a variety of national and international conferences and events, including the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund’s East African Summit on HIV/AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya, where she co-taught on Gender and HIV/AIDS.

Prior to ministry, Tiffany worked as a Communications Director for an international company, and in the field of journalism in both print and broadcast media, including being the voice talent for audiobooks.

In 2017, Tiffany was awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy by the Foundation for Evangelism.

10 Questions with Pastor Tiffany

  1. How long have you been a part of St. Paul’s? Since June of 2017
  2. What is your favorite food? Strawberry rhubarb pie and fresh guacamole
  3. What is your favorite memory from St. Paul’s? The hospitality, kindness, and welcome I received upon my arrival. The authentic warmth was inviting.
  4. What is the best movie/tv show you have seen recently? I enjoy classic movies. My favorite movie is Gone with the Wind, but I will always stop the television to watch Tombstone or Speed. Television favorites include: I Love Lucy, the Golden Girls, Friends, Law & Order: SVU, The Office…anything that makes me think or laugh out loud.
  5. What is your earliest fond memory of serving in the church? I was born and raised in the United Methodist Church. I can remember helping my Sunday School teachers, helping in the kitchen during our monthly chili dinners, caring for children in the nursery, and cleaning up bulletins after Sunday services. I even remember sneaking back in to the sanctuary to stand behind the pulpit and read scripture when no one was around.
  6. What is some things most people don’t know about you?
    1. During college, I was a radio DJ.
    2. Prior to going back to school for my Master’s, I worked at a publishing company as the voice talent for audiobooks.
    3. I got married on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  7. What is your dream for the future of St. Paul’s? To live into the fullness of God’s call for us at Shawnee St. Paul’s: to shine the light of Christ to all we meet, to make a difference in the lives of those around us, to share God’s love in transformative ways, to be the church and live out our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. I’m excited to see how God can work in us to build relationships with our neighbors, those who are unchurched, and those who are without a church home.
  8. Where did you graduate high school? I am a South Dakota native, but was Colorado raised, growing up in Aurora and Parker, CO. I graduated from Ponderosa High School, home of the Mustangs, in Parker, CO.
  9. What is your favorite Scripture? Romans 8:38-39 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  10. What is the best concert you ever attended? Fleetwood Mac! Aerosmith! Green Day! Dolly Parton! Reba! Collective Soul! Neil Diamond on New Year’s Eve 1999…that was pretty great! Too many to list.

David Gomez

Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministries
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10 Questions with David Gomez

  • How long have you been a part of St. Paul’s? I have just been hired as Director of Music & Fine Arts Ministries at St. Paul’s and am very happy to be joining this wonderful church community. During the summer of 2018, I will be moving from the East Coast to Oklahoma in order to continue with further study of my craft by pursuing a doctorate in Choral Conducting at the University of Oklahoma. I am looking forward to bringing my 17 years of choral conducting in both sacred and secular institutions to making the arts shine at St. Paul’s!
  • What is your favorite food? I love to try food from all different counties and cultures. Spicy, to sweet, to sour is all good. I love good sushi, south Indian food, Thai, and also a good Paella from Spain! Having grown up in New York City, I always had food from all different parts of the world just steps outside my door.
  • What is your favorite memory from St. Paul’s? During the spring of 2018, I took a tour of St. Paul’s and was moved when viewing the charred Church remains showcased at the back of the sanctuary. It was very special to see how tragedy from years past was still held close in order to honor and remember, while yet the church pushes forward in rebirth and growth. I am looking forward to contributing to this exciting new time at St. Paul’s.
  • What is the best movie/TV show you have seen recently? I’m a big classic film buff. I’m particularly fond of Hitchcock films like Rear Window, Birds, Rope, and Marnie. I love these old suspense flicks with amazing music scores by Bernard Hermann.
  • What is your earliest, fond memory of serving in the church? I remember how uplifting it was to sing in church as a child and hear the voices of the choir resonate in the sanctuary. The effect that it had on the congregants was always inspiring.
  • What is something most people don’t know about you? That I’m hard-working, passionate about music, and have had really great teachers and family support that has permitted me to have a successful career as a musician.
  • What is your dream for the future of St. Paul’s? To offer all the ability and experience I have in music to get the word out that music at St. Paul’s will be wonderful and that all should come to listen and even sing with us! I am hoping to have more current church members, including folks in Shawnee and neighboring towns, to come and sing. If you’re unsure that you may not be prepared, simply come to rehearsal on Wednesday evenings and I will teach you how to sing in a good choir and offer your voice in worship.
  • Where did you graduate high school? In New York from St. John’s Preparatory High School, but I’ve got so much more schooling after that! A Bachelors and Masters degree with a concentration in choral conducting, music theory, and history from the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York. Now, I’m earning my doctorate in music at OU!
  • What is your favorite scripture? It’s from Colossians 3:16, which I always found connected with my life’s ministry in teaching and making music. It reads: “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
  • What is the best concert you ever attended? I felt honored to have the opportunity to hear the famed Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti sing his last Metropolitan Opera performance in 2004, singing Tosca. I can still remember how the audience applauded for almost 20 minutes at the conclusion!

Tate Monroe

Director of Discipleship and Development
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10 Questions with Tate Monroe

  1. How long have you been a part of St. Paul’s? Since June of 2017
  2. What is your favorite food? Medium Rare Prime Rib with extra Au Jus!
  3. What is your favorite memory from St. Paul’s? During the Gratitude Campaign I created a video highlighting the beautiful ministries that demonstrates St. Paul’s acting out of what it is to “Be” the church. I was moved to tears by the spirit of generosity I’ve witnessed.
  4. What is the best tv show you have seen recently? I am a huge cheerleader at heart and I love having someone or something to root for! That’s why my television is usually dominated by sports, particularly football and the OKC Thunder. I especially love when it’s time for the Olympics. My guilty pleasure is the CBS social fishbowl known as Big Brother. Studying the way a variety of different personalities work with or against each other fascinates me.
  5. What is your earliest fond memory of serving in the church? I was a member of First United Methodist Church of Downtown Oklahoma City from age two until adulthood. The earliest memory I have there was performing as a lamb at age three during the Christmas Pageant. “See that great big star up there? High up in the sky?” I must’ve worked so hard on that line that I’ve never forgotten it. That was the beginning of a wonderful relationship with the stage and performing, including an opera with the Philharmonic Orchestra titled Amahl and The Night Visitors.
  6. What are some things most people don’t know about you?
    1. As a boy soprano at age 11 I was a featured soloist performing in front of a sold out Civic Center Music Hall.
    2. I am a script writer and composer currently working on the next great american musical with aspirations of making it to Broadway.
    3. I have played my guitar across the country performing in a variety of places such as the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
  7. What is your dream for the future of St. Paul’s? To be an exuberant contributor to the revitalization of Downtown Shawnee and the neighborhoods around it. To meet the needs of the community and for St. Paul’s to be a place where you feel at home in worship and experiencing God.
  8. Where did you graduate high school? I graduated down the road at Midwest City High school where I was often found on the sidelines of the football stadium getting the crowd fired up during our state champion years or in the Performing Arts Center with the Show Choir or in many of our stage productions such as Anything Goes, West Side Story and Into the Woods.
  9. What is your favorite Scripture? I’ve wrestled with my favorite scripture for many years now because though it is my favorite it seems there must surely be a scripture that is less difficult a pill to swallow! The verse is James 1:2-4 which reads, “Consider it pure joy, brothers and sisters, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Let perseverance finish it’s work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”  Though I certainly do not get excited to know that there will always be suffering and hurt in life, it is comforting to know that our pain is not pointless. God can work with those experiences for the good of your life and others to God’s Glory.
  10. What is the best concert you ever attended? I love going to concerts so it is hard to pick just one. From Garth Brooks to Elton John, Harry Connick Jr to Jason Mraz, I love any concert I go to where I know every word to every song they play! Oh, how I love to be entertained!

Sharon Reese

Director of Chancel Ringers
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10 Questions with Sharon Reese

  1. How long have you been a part of St. Paul’s? 25 years
  2. What is your favorite food? White cake with white icing
  3. What is your favorite memory from St. Paul’s?  When Steve and I joined the church, the choir and handbell choir came down and stood with us. It was very touching.
  4. What is the best movie/TV show you have seen recently? I LOVE Downton Abbey.
  5. What is your earliest, fond memory of serving in the church? It wasn’t really “serving” the church, but as a very young child, I would sit on the piano bench with our church pianist. My granddad was the song leader and would sometimes disagree with her tempos. It was funny to see who was going to be the loudest and win the tempo war. The pianist usually won 🙂
  6. What is something most people don’t know about you? I grew up target shooting with my dad and granddad, and I took riflery in college from an Olympic gold medalist.
  7. What is your dream for the future of St. Paul’s? Musically I would love to have a 6th octave of handbells, and I would really love to have 5 octaves of handchimes.
  8. Where did you graduate high school? Morgantown High School in Morgantown, West Virginia, and yes I was a HUGE band nerd. (Okay, I still am.)
  9. What is your favorite scripture? Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be discouraged.
  10. What is the best concert you ever attended? Earth Wind & Fire at the Zoo Amp. My dream is to be their bass player when I “grow up”.

Trish Lenora

Pianist and Accompanist