What is One Board?

The OLUMC One Board is a form of congregational governance. It consists of 9 lay members, serving three-year staggered terms, who hold various responsibilities including staffing, trustees, finance, ministry, and more.  

The extended One Board is made up of all clergy appointed to Oak Lawn UMC as well as representatives from each of our partner ministries.

Upcoming Meeting

August 14th at 3:00 PM

This is an open meeting

Meet our One Board!

Alexis

Alexis Reichman

Convener One Board / Class of 2022

Alexis (better known as "Lexi") is a Business Development Specialist for a genetic testing lab that specializes in pathogenic testing and women’s health. She fills her personal time by making meaningful connections with others, enjoying delicious food made by Le (her incredible wife), playing the cello, dancing, gardening (at least trying to), cuddling with her dog while watching something that is sure to make her laugh or cry, learning, praying, and serving with love. She is an Enneagram 2 if that means something to you!

She looks forward to being your Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) Chair and wants people to know she is always here to talk and receive feedback with an open mind and heart.

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Kathy Jones 

Lay Leader  / Nominations / Membership Committee/ Class of 2022

Kathy is our wonderful Lay Leader. 

She is a lovely person, always looking to make everyone feel at home. 
She volunteers in different ministries here at Oak Lawn, such as; community meals, clothing closet, Dallas responds, and Trans Clothing Swap, to mention a few. 
We are so blessed by her presence and service. 

Andy

Andy Jones

Moderator of Finance / Finance Working Committee / Class of 2022

Andy is Vice-President and Learning Experience Development Team Manager for Texas Capital Bank. He has received the Volunteer of the Year Award at Texas Capital for the last two years. This is his second year on our One Board!

In addition to OLUMC, Andy volunteers at the Resource Center Community Health Clinic (9 Years), the AT&T Performing Arts Center (6 years), Make a Wish Foundation (5 years), and the Dallas Titans (9 years), a local softball team where he has coordinated raising over $120,000 to give back to the community.

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Gretchen Toler-Debus

Moderator Staff Parish Relations Working Committee / Lay Member Annual Conference / Class 2024

 

Scott Larson

Moderator of Trustees / Trustees Working Committee  

 

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Ellie Lopez-Rodriguez

General Member / Trustees Working Committee / Class of 2023

 

 

Esther Orozco

General Member / Finance Working Committee / Class of 2024



Kelsey

Kelsey Maxwell Acosta

General Member / Staff Parish Relations Working Committee / Class of 2023

Kelsey grew up in DFW and moved back to Dallas in 2018 after living in Houston for six years, where she was working on her PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from MD Anderson. She now works remotely as a Clinical Scientist for  oncology clinical trials. You can find her working at coffee shops in the neighborhood after this pandemic is over!

She married her husband, Matt, in April 2019 and they have a brindle mix named Ruben. In her free time, she enjoys singing and playing violin with the church choir, reading, playing D&D, and trying new restaurants. 

If you’d like to know more about the positions our leaders hold, and what they’re responsible for at Oak Lawn UMC, please check out our position descriptions document here.

One Board Members

Executive One Board

  • Senior Pastor, Rev. Rachel Baughman*
  • Convener – One Board, Alexis Reichman
  • Lay Leader, Kathy Jones
  • Moderator of Finance/Treasurer, Andy Jones
  • Moderator of Staff Parish Relations (SPRC), Gretchen Toler-Debus
  • Moderator of Trustees, Scott Larson

Stewardship 

  • Andy Jones 
  • Kelsey Acosta Maxwell 
  • Esther Orozco

Committees 

Finance Working Committee 

  • Andy Jones              
  • Stephanie Ledyard        
  • Christine Cannistraci
  • Cliff Bohaker    

Staff Parish Relations Working Committee

  • Gretchen Toler Debus 
  • Alexis Reichman
  • Dom Jonhson 

Trustees Working Committee

  • Scott Larson 
  • Ellie Lopez
  • Cliff Bohaker

Extended One Board Members

  • Ministry Team - Clergy & Lay Servants / Speakers
  • Director, Finance & Operations -Cliff Bohaker (Recording, Financial & Trustee Secretary) **
  • Associate Pastor, Worship Arts & Connections - Pastor Isabel Marquez 
  • Lead Pastor, Gracia Viva - Pastor Isabel Marquez
  • Deacon - Rev. Justin Hancock
  • Affiliate Member - Rev. Chuck Aaron
  • Lay Members of Annual Conference - John Horany & Gretchen Toler-Debus
  • District At Large Members - Kathy Jones  & Sylvia Baughman (Youth Representative)
  • Union Board At-Large (Lay Leader) Kathy Jones 

Partner Organizations

Gracia Viva 

  • Ellie Lopez
  • Esther Orozco  
  • Pastor Isabel Marquez

Union     

  • Sean McCullough
  • Le Tang     
  • Pastor Ryan Wager

Key to Notes Above

(*) Senior Pastor and Lay Leader attend all working committee meetings as ex-officio members

(**) Director, Finance & Operations attends Finance and Trustee working committee meetings

Other Committees Elected by the Charge Conference

Membership Committee

  • Ryan Wager (Membership Secretary)
  • Gretchen Toler-Debus
  • Kathy Jones
  • Ryan Wager (Clergy)

Nominations

  • Alexis Reichman (2022)
  • Mildred Lacy (2022)
  • Kathy Jones (2022)
  • Kelsey Acosta Maxwell (2023)
  • Denise Lee (2024)
  • Taylor Tompkins (2024)
  • The Rev. Rachel Baughman (Convener)