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Jeffrey Clayton, Pastor


Ordained in 1982, Jeff Clayton received the call to become pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church on December 12, 1999. Pastor Clayton has diverse experience in pastoral ministry, including small church ministry, university ministry, as well as several positions in larger metropolitan areas. He received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. He has also studied at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pastor Clayton indicates that attention to beautiful and relevant worship of God, mission to fulfill Christ’s call to love our neighbors, and nurturing a compassionate, welcoming, dynamic common ministry are some of his priorities in ministry.

Karen Wagner, Interim Associate Pastor


Karen Wagner joined the staff of Southminster Presbyterian Church in April of 2014. This is her first ordained position, although not the first church in which she has worked. She earned a B.S. and M. Ed. from the University of Oklahoma and taught in the Norman Public Schools for ten years prior to attending seminary. Her M.Div is from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Pastor Wagner has a passion for Christian Education and has been recognized as a Certified Christian Educator by the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators.

Geoffrey Wilcken, Director of Music


Geoffrey Wilcken received his M. Mus from the University of Kansas in Choral Conducting under Simon Carrington, after completing his B. Mus at Iowa State University in Composition. He has been an active local composer and performer since 1996, accompanying various community ensembles and serving as adjunct professor at Johnson County Community College.

Lynn Tolson, Secretary


Lynn Tolson joined the Southminster staff in July, 2000. She brings wonderful organizational skills, a talent for designing our publications, skills in bookkeeping, and a pleasant personality and sense of humor to our office. Lynn is our full-time secretary and works Monday through Friday in our church office.

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