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The Rev. Sean and Nicole Ekberg


Fr. Sean is a life-long Episcopalian that grew up in the Diocese of Rio Grande. He attended college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Directly after college, he attended Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX, where he earned a Master of Divinity in 2015. He and his wife, Nicole, moved to OKC in August, 2016, and have loved every moment of life at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Nicole works at BancFirst and serves on Altar Guild, Prayer Shawl Ministry, and helps with photography for Resurrection. They live in Yukon with their dog, Ty, who runs their lives.

Fr. Sean and Nicole love Jesus, golf, music, cooking, and all the people at ECOTR.

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The Rev. Dion and Linda Crider


Deacon Dion began serving as a deacon at ECOTR after being ordained in the summer of 2017. He grew up in Knoxville, TN and attend the University of Tennessee before moving to Edmond in 1998 to begin working with Love's Travel Stops. He has worked in Information Technology for the past twenty years before recently moving to store Operations. Dion and his wife Linda have three daughters, Kelsey, Madison, and Regan. Linda serves on Altar Guild at Resurrection.

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Chad Yarbrough

Administrative Assistant

Born and raised here in OKC, Chad was baptized at Village Baptist Church and is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with BS degree in Business. Chad and his wife Carol are active members of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church. He is an avid OSU Cowboy supporter, and his hobbies include cooking, bread making, enjoying great craft beer, golf, camping in God’s country, plus working on original paintings and photography. He and his wife Carol have been married since 1999 and have a great fur-baby named Covey Coco who is tan Catahoula Leopard, and have a total of 6 nephews, 2 nieces, and 2 great-nephews.

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Eric Hileman

Music Minister

Eric has been the choir director at ECOTR since June of 2000 conducting both the choir and the bell choir. In making a joyful noise unto the Lord, he chooses from a variety of sources and seeks diversity in repertoire to rejoice and sing praises. He and his wife Chain have three glorious children, all of whom offer their musical gifts and talents to the church. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma City University, Master of Education in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the University of Oklahoma, and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning.

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Dr. Leon Whitesell


Dr. Whitesell holds bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in music. He has served as organist in churches since the age of 10. Before returning to ECOTR in 2016, he served here as organist from 2002 to 2010. He is a retired professor of piano from UCO and OKCCC. He is married to Lavonna and has two daughters, Lisa and Lori, and two grandchildren, Katelyn and Blake. He is also a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM)

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Kay Kelso


Kay is a long-time OKC citizen, married to Joe Kelso. She loves the children of Episcopal Church of the Resurrection and watches over them during service. Kay is a blessing to our kids.

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Communications Team

Jason Pierce, Nicole Ekberg, Eric Hileman

This trio organizes all social media, photography, and calendars at ECOTR. Take a look around the church and you’ll see their work on the walls!