Congregational Meeting, May 7
Barry is a Bartlesville, OK native, as is his wife Janis, where they met at the age of 10 as competitive swimmers on the Phillips 66 swim team. They started dating in college at Oklahoma State University and have been married for 47 years. Both have OSU bachelor’s degrees and Barry has an MBA, also from OSU. Barry and Janis have been blessed with four daughters—Abby, Jennifer, Kelsey, and Rachelle. All are married, with Abby and Kelsey living in the Tulsa area. The have 12 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 3 years old to 11 years old.
In 2002 Barry founded SixthSenze, a manufacturing consulting firm, helping clients achieve significant process improvement. Prior to that he worked at Andersen Consulting in Houston, TX and Tulsa, OK, Ditch Witch® in Perry, OK, and Raytheon Aircraft in Wichita, KS. He is now retired. Barry is an instrument-rated private pilot. Both Janis and Barry enjoy bicycling, hiking, water sports, and their new dog, Rizzo.
Barry was ordained as an elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS in 2012, and as an elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church denomination in 2014. Janis and Barry relocated to Owasso in May 2021 to be nearer family and started attending Trinity Presbyterian Church shortly thereafter. They are thrilled to be part of the growing Trinity Owasso family!
Jon grew up northeast of Philadelphia in Bucks County, PA. During college at Penn State, Jon’s involvement with the Navigators Collegiate Ministry helped to foster in him a heart for one-on-one discipleship (2 Timothy 2:2). He joined the staff of the Navigators as a campus minister after college and met his wife, Courtney (a Tulsa native), while they both served at The University of Texas in Austin. They married in 2002 and attended a PCA church while living in Colorado Springs. Jon and Courtney moved to Catoosa, OK, in 2010, and doubled the size of their family a few years later with twins, Drew and Krista. Jon currently works with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian, focusing on procurement and acquisition. As a family, they enjoy visiting America’s National Parks and are working their way through a bucket list of visiting each park at least once.
I was raised in Columbia, SC as the third of five boys. My father was a Baptist minister and both of my parents were on the faculty of Columbia Bible College. I believe I was saved at an early age and despite times of wondering from God He has kept me in His loving arms by His grace. Around 2009 my son-in-law introduced me to reformed theology which has made a big difference in my life.
Faith and I have been married for 45 years. We have three children and eight grandchildren who by the grace of God are following Him. We moved to Owasso in 2020 and one of the best parts of the move was finding TPC which has been an immense blessing to us.
I attended the University of South Carolina and the University of Illinois and spent most of my career writing software.