Reverend Kelley Becker
Kelley earned a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She was called to Disciples Christian Church, as the Senior Minister, in January 2017. She is passionate about sharing God’s love by creating inclusive community, embracing diversity, and showing compassion to all human beings. She is an outspoken ally of the LGBTQ community, an advocate for people who are experiencing chronic homelessness, and a voice for accessible healthcare. Kelley loves working with and learning from people from other cultures and who express their faith in different ways. She reminds us often that we are called to welcome and care for immigrants and refugees.
Kelley, and her husband, John, are the parents of two sons, Christopher and Andrew. Christopher and his wife, Kelli, are the parents of 2 sons whom their grandparents adore. Kelley and John are also parents to a 13 year old Labrador Retriever, J.R. Kelley’s hobbies are biking, reading, and traveling to warm, sunny places.
A scripture verse that speaks to Kelley and her ministry is Micah 6:8, "Make justice happen, now. Love passionately as God loves, now. Be God's image in the world, now." (translation by Dr. Lisa Davison, Phillips Theological Seminary)
Coordinator of Family Ministries:
Callie Rivera is a Bartlesville native who grew up in rodeos, choir, and church lock-ins. She married her high school sweetheart, Alex, in June 2013. She received her Multidisciplinary Studies Bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in Music Education and Religious Studies. After graduating in 2013 she taught middle school choir for a year and went on to work for various churches in both the choral and children's education areas.
Callie and her husband are Foster/Adoptive parents who have a passion for walking alongside parents through hard times and bridging children back to their families. They currently have three forever Riveras, but usually have at least one other child sharing their home and hearts. She enjoys to sing, organize, talk about what keeps you up at night over much-needed coffee, and going on quiet shopping trips.
Director of Music Ministry
and Song Leader:
Alex Rivera is a Bartlesville native who received his Bachelors degree in Music Education - Voice with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently one of the Choir Directors at Bartlesville High School where he directs and accompanies several choirs and teaches Music Appreciation and AP Music Theory. Prior to teaching at BHS, he was the Choir Director at Madison Middle School for 5 years. Alex has received the Masonic Teacher of Today Award and the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Outstanding Young Music Educator Award. He has served as organist, choral accompanist, and choral intern at several churches in the Bartlesville, Moore, and Norman areas. Alex and his wife Callie are foster/adoptive parents and are passionate advocates for children and youth in care. Alex is thrilled to serve the Disciples Christian Church family as Director of Music and Song Leader.
Service Musician/Choir Accompanist:
Brenda graduated from Sooner High School in 1979.
During her High School years, she played piano for the High School choir and for the children's choir at First Baptist Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She has played for several different churches in and around Bartlesville.
Brenda graduated from Bartlesville Wesleyan College in 1984.
During her college years, she played piano for the Wesleyan Singers, and enjoyed touring with 20 college students.
She enjoys crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, tennis, volleyball, bowling, playing the piano and organ.