CORE LEADERS

Sam Bahr

Sam Bahr has been a trainer at the Apple Store for two years, and calls Tulsa, OK, home. She is excited to help build the community she has found with the Community of Christ Young Adults. In her free time she enjoys listening to music and embroidering.

Caitlin d'Esterre

Caitlin d'Esterre has been attending camps since the age of 8, starting at Hills of Peace in Alberta. She has been a counselor for several years now and this will mark her fourth year as camp nurse. Thanks to Alfredo and Rachelle taking a chance on 'importing' a nurse from Alberta, Caitlin has become a part of this incredible community. 

 

Caitlin took 2.5 years of a Political Science degree before switching to a Bachelor of Nursing in 2012. When being a 'regular nurse' Caitlin works at the Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Calgary, Alberta. In this setting she takes care of small, fragile and sick babies and their families. Although there are some very rough days, the best part of the job is sending a baby home with their parents to live a long, happy life. 

 

Caitlin recently got married to her awesome husband Tanner, and they have two cats at home. They are big movie buffs, enjoy boisterous rounds of board games, and love any excuse to gather with good friends and good food!

 

Caitlin is really excited to direct the nursing/first aid team this summer and continue on with the mentoring that began with several staff last summer. Remember boys and girls: no front flips on the slip 'n slide!!!

Michi Elwell

My name is Michi Elwell.  I live in Edmond, Oklahoma with my husband Jerry Elwell, and we have two children, Titus and Juno.  Past occupations have been with the Air Force and coaching gymnastics.  I am currently a stay-at-home mom.  Community of Christ is the church I grew up in and I have had the wonderful opportunity of communicating with Alf about the Community Space creation. We coordinated so I could send Shelby Moses to Canada to gain a perspective and experience it.  I am glad to help out wherever I can to implement better communication and grow a closer community in our Oklahoma Mission Center Community of Christ with the help of this program.  One program I was able to initiate was the young adult devotions on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  We are also wanting to launch the Community Space services within our mission center along with inviting others to join as they like.

Parker Johnson

Parker Johnson is a lifelong member of Community of Christ and currently serves as Church Mission & Young Adult Ministries Specialist in Calgary, Alberta. A native to Oklahoma, Parker is committed to effectuating positive change across the church. His position on the Community Place+ Leadership Team follows his involvement with the successful launch of Community Space (a member of the Community Place+ Family) in the Oklahoma Mission Center. Parker holds a BFA in Media Communications from the University of Oklahoma, an MA in International Management and Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University, and he is currently pursuing an MA in Religion from Community of Christ Seminary. 

 

Parker and his partner, Preston, love to travel, cook, socialize, and learn about pretty much anything. They have two miniature dachshunds named Walter and Amelia.

Shelby Moses

Shelby Moses is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied Biology. Recently, Shelby became alternatively certified through a national non-profit education organization. She now teaches Forensic Science and Biology to 9th-12th graders at East Central High School in Tulsa, OK. The one things she loves most is working with students and seeing them discover their true, life changing potential. She also enjoys creating positive relationships that the students will always remember. Translating this type of work into her church ministry, she serves in the office a teacher. Relationships and Connecting are very important, and a large faith builder in her life. The top ways she enjoys connecting is over a meal or a cup of tea. Shelby's side hobbies include walking her dog, watching sitcoms, and traveling. Being raised in the Community of Christ, she was able to meet many people in her travels. So, her favorite part of being in the Community of Christ became the ability to travel the world, and always having a church family close by

Ashley Sebree

What's Born and raised in the heart of Tornado Alley, Ashley Sebree has always had a passion for weather, climate, and the environment. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology and minors in Mathematics and Geospatial Information Systems. She currently works for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality as an Environmental Specialist in western Oklahoma. Ashley has been involved with the Community of Christ since birth and has attended church camps at Saints Grove since she was 6 months old. She holds leadership positions at both the congregational and mission center level and is a Priest, camp counselor, and lover of all things CofChrist. In her spare time, you can find her exploring the great outdoors, mindlessly looking at the radar app on her phone, playing volleyball, drinking coffee by the gallon, and attempting to brighten up someone else’s day. She once took a cat to the Grand Canyon.

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