Church Office

Office Hours

Monday through Friday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

1244 South Utica Avenue

Tulsa, OK, 74104

Phone: 918.582.0917

Fax: 918.592.5789




Robert Martin, Pastor

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Pastor Rob Martin received his Master of Divinity from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. In previous incarnations Pr. Rob has worked in the field of Living History museums as an interpreter, researcher, animal wrangler, youth volunteer coordinator, and “experience manager.” He is a veteran of the US Army and of mom & pop pizza joints. He is a convinced peacenik. He was a (ridiculously) long-time student and remains a life-long learner. Pr. Rob came to Lutheranism late in life, drawn by a lived theology of grace. He and his family have been settling nicely into Tulsa since late November, 2012.
Kent Dennis, Minister of Music

 We welcome our new Minister of Music, Kent Dennis.  Kent also works with the students at Cascia Hall school and local symphonic groups. A very gifted musician, the First Lutheran Music Program currently includes adult choir, handbell choir, and various musicians and instrumentalists.

Kathie Schiermeister, Organist
Christina Williams is a native Ohioan and homeschool graduate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Hanover College (Hanover, IN) in ’09. She and her Tulsan husband, Aaron, were married at First in ’09 and their sons, Peter and Stephen, were both baptized at FELC. Christina is active in the First Lutheran book club, Altar Guild, is a member of the First Lutheran Early Learning Center board, and is responsible for any typos found in Sunday’s bulletin or the newsletter.
Debra Silkman, Nursery Attendant

CORE Council

Lisa Milzarek is an Administrative Assistant for a local CPA firm. She has 3 fabulous sons, and an amazing daughter–in-law. A member of First Lutheran since the fall of 2013, 
Lisa is active in Altar Guild, choir, Tulsa All Lutheran Messiah, member of A-OK Synod Council, as well as being active in Via de Cristo. When not at work or church related activities, Lisa enjoys knitting, cross stitching, sewing, puttering in the yard and spending time with friends and her kids. 
Bruce Torkelson, Vice President

Cathy Otey is a Customer Service & Pricing Manager for a manufacturing plant. She and her husband, George, have 5 children and now 5 grandchildren between them; most live in other states. She has been a member of First Lutheran since 2005. She is an FLC Usher, part of the flower delivery ministry, and serves on the Endowment Fund and Finance Team. She also held the position of Treasurer for about a year in 2009. In her spare time Cathy enjoys cooking, reading, and doing pilates and walking.

Kathy Buckley, Secretary
Kathy Buckley came to First Lutheran church in 1992 as a single mom with three young sons.  She had almost given up finding a church when she saw the “Singles Welcome” sign and decided to give it one more chance.  She and her sons have called First their church home ever since.  Many years were spent with youth activities, confirmation classes, Angel Food and fundraisers for triennial youth gatherings.  More recently she has been involved with Altar Guild, Choir, Pub Theology, and her first All Lutheran Messiah presentation in December, 2015.
Sue Baker, Member at Large for Linking In Ministries

Sara Brightwell came to First Lutheran Church in 1995 after looking for a Lutheran church to get married in, that “looked” like a traditional Lutheran church like she grew up in. She and her husband have one daughter. Many years were spent with children’s and youth activities and confirmation classes. More recently she has been involved with Choir, Prayer Shawl Ministry, communion assistant and reader during worship. Outside of church she loves to watch her daughter play basketball.