Meet our leadership
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Sean and Tammy McKinney - Lead Pastors
Sean McKinney has been in full time ministry for 22 years. Sean started as a Youth Pastor that took him from California to Missouri. Sean then moved back to his hometown of Stratford, OK where he has been pastoring for the last 11 years. Sean and his wife Tammy have been married for 26 years and have 4 amazing children. They love road trips and touring coffee shops to find that great cup of coffee!
“Love people when they least expect it and least deserve it.”
Thomas and Melissa Andrews - Associate Pastors
Thomas Andrews grew up in Stratford, OK and has a passion to help his community. He and his wife Melissa love people and go the extra mile to help others. They have two sweet girls. They love family and teaching the girls to ride their horses
“For better or worse, it may work and it may not, but I’m going to go for it.”
- Hugh Jackman
Bryan Patrom - Worship Director
Bryan Patrom is married to Sissy Patrom. He has lived in Stratford, OK since 2012. He has a daughter Daphnee and a son Blake. He enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family. One of Bryan’s favorite things to do is attending a great concert with the love of his life.
“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sissy Patrom - Connections Director
Sissy Patrom is married to Bryan Patrom and they have two children Daphnee and Blake who all live in Stratford, OK. Sissy is outgoing and enjoys the company of others and making people smile. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and creating new memories. She enjoys welcoming everyone in to the church on Sunday! You may even hear her “Woo Hoo” in place of an amen while praising the Lord!
“Everyone matters to Jesus, shouldn’t everyone matter to us.”
Hanna Pratka - Kids Director
Hanna Pratka grew up as a pastor’s kid and has always loved ministry and helping others. Hanna works at the local elementary school as a paraprofessional in special education and has a gift of helping kids. Hanna recently married her favorite guy J.C. They love hanging out with friends, hiking outside and watching Disney movies.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
Karson McKinney - Student Director
Karson McKinney recently graduated with his associate’s degree in ministerial studies from Southeastern University and Youth America Collage. Karson has been a Team Leader during Youth America Summer Camp for the last two summers. Karson is excited to start his journey as the Student Director for Compassion, Stratford.
“I am just an icon living.” – Jaden Smith
Terri Cothern - Outreach Director
Terri Cothern is an Oklahoma native. She is a graduate from the University of Illinois. Terri pursued her passion for helping other by working in the healthcare field. She currently lives with her family and two favorite dogs on a ranch in the country.
“There is a time for everything…He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
Eccl. 1 1-11
Nick Drannon - Coffee Director
Nick Drannon is a husband and a father of two beautiful children. Through his work in construction management, he has developed a passion for serving people and solving problems. Nick loves connecting and building relationships with others; especially over a good cup of coffee.
“If you can change people’s minds about a cup of coffee, you can change their minds about God.”- Sean McKinney