Our Staff

Pastor Allen Carson

Pastor Allen was appointed to Wesley in June of 2018. Allen and his wife Katharine have two sons, Cal 22 and Alex 19, and one daughter, Molly Grace 15. He has served United Methodist Churches across Oklahoma the past 28 years as children, youth, and family minister, and as senior pastor for the past 18 years. He earned his undergraduate degree in Family, Marriage Relations, and Child Development from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Over the past 29 years, Allen has also worked with children, youth, and young adults in foster care and juvenile justice programs. He has tutored and mentored in juvenile detention centers and alternative schools, and currently serves as a trainer and consultant with the Oklahoma Federation of Families and Oklahoma Systems of Care. He leads independent living workshops and training sessions for youth and adults. His work within the church has focused on strengthening churches’ relationships with people at the margins to offer spiritual, emotional, and material resources. As an Oklahoma Foster Care Alum, he is asked often to speak on issues related to the foster care system, share ways communities can help youth and young adults with behavioral and mental health issues, and share his personal story. The Church, Teachers, and Mentors had a profound impact on Allen’s journey from foster care into adulthood.

 In his free time, Allen enjoys spending time with family, working on cars, and binge watching Netflix.  You may contact Pastor Allen at acarson@wesleyelreno.org.


Becca McBee

Director of Administration and Finance

Becca has been working at the church for 11 years and is the central hub for administration and finance
at the church. She is married to 
Scott and has two boys - David and Steven. When she's not keeping
the church running, she is busy 
attending band contests and concerts, theatre rehearsals and
productions, and family dinners
. You can get Becca at administration@wesleyelreno.org                                                                                                                                         

Emily Walker
Director of Children's Ministry

Emily is in her 7th year as the Director of Children's Ministry at Wesley. She has
a passion for 
kids and works hard to make sure they are raised in the church in a
healthy and wholesome environment. Her awesome skills include mastering the sacred
art of Pinterest, organizing massive programs like Vacation Bible School and Project
Transformation, fighting dragons, and giving herself to the Kingdom of God like none other.
She is married to Ty, and they have two daughters: Lilly and Atlee. You can contact Emily at 

Jona Tickle

Director of Music Ministries

Jona Tickle, a music teacher of 29 years is currently teaching at Western Heights Intermediate Center, In addition, she has held music ministry positions at FUMC of PRague from 1986-1990 and at FUMC of Guthrie from 1992-2016. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education. Ms. Tickle is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as an assessor for 4 years.

Ms. Tickle served as Elementary Vice President for Oklahoma Music Educators in 2014-2015 and was a 2013 recipient of the OMEA Exemplary Teacher Award. She has been honored to be the Guest Clinician for several Oklahoma All-Region and All-Area choirs. In addition to her duties as a music teacher at Bridgestone Intermediate Center in Western Heights School District, she is thrilled to be the new Director of Music Ministries.


Matthew Rinaldi
Director of Youth Ministries


Doug Coles


Gina Wilkerson
Visual and Electronic Media   

Gina grew up at Wesley. She remembers fondly being a child and sitting with her extended family in worship, singing
together the great old hymns being played by her grandmother,
 the church organist. Gina takes care of the visual
media of the church which includes the video projection every Sunday. Gina is married to John, and they have two
daughters - Meghan and Lynn - as well as one son - Colt.
 Her favorite pastimes include doing unseen remarkable work behind the scenes, and serving Jesus with all her heart. If you need Gina, all you have to do is email her at screens@wesleyelreno.org                                                                            

John Wilkerson
Nursery Coordinator

John is the proud uncle to all the little 
children in the church. When it's time for a child to age out of being in the nursery,
it's always a hard breakup. John is hardworking farmer by day and a loving father, husband, and super great guy all the
rest of the time. John is married to Gina (Don't look now! She's right above you!), and they have three teenage children -
Meghan, Lynn, and Colt. When he's not busy organizing the nursery or shucking corn, John is an avid home builder,
having literally built his home from the ground up.