Trinity's vision and pastoral care is led by a teaching elder (our pastor) and ruling elders. Mercy ministry is led by our deacons. The staff supports and carries out that vision.
REV. BLAKE ALTMAN
Blake leads the vision and preaching at Trinity as an ordained teaching elder in the PCA. He grew up in Wichita Falls, TX before he became part of the 12th Man at Texas A&M (B.S. Biomedical Science). After college he earned his Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary where he also received the Edwin Deibler Award in historical theology. He is married to Lauren & has four children children - Andrew, Annie, Bennett & Augie. Before church planting in Owasso, Blake was a campus minister at Princeton University where he remains on the board of Manna Christian Fellowship. He also currently serves on the executive board of the Southwest Church Planting Network, a Dallas-based church planting network that has planted over 100 churches and Reformed University Fellowship campus ministries in Texas, Oklahoma, Lousiana, New Mexico and Arizona. Blake enjoys cycling, snow skiing, and the outdoors.
Paul is a Massachusetts native brought to the south via the US Navy (1972-1976) and by God’s providence he met Joann, a teacher on vacation in Pensacola, FL and was married (1975). The Lord used Joann to led Paul to faith where he became a Christian in 1976. Both Joann and Paul join the PCA that year and worshiped at McIlwain Presbyterian Church. Following his move to Hattiesburg MS to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry, Paul and Joann started their family where they were blessed with the birth of Anna (now Anna Keltner) and after moving to Conroe Texas in 1984 to take a job with Penzoil (Woodland TX), they were blessed again with the birth of Hailey (now Hailey Shaw). Pretty amazing testimony of God’s grace in light of the fact they were told they would never be able to have children! Now they are proud grandparents of four grandsons. In 1989 the DesLauriers Family moved to Oklahoma where Paul took a job with Phillips Petroleum and Joann continued to teach. Paul is currently a self-directed, Research Fellow at Chevron Phillips in Bartlesville, OK., and Joann is now retired from Oklahoma State University. Paul and Joann have been active in the church where ever God has lead them and over the years Paul has been called to serve leadership roles in several congregations including:
- Ordained Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, PCA, Hattiesburg MS (1983-1984)
- Ordained Elder at Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, PCA, Spring Cypress, TX (1986-1988)
- Ordained Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, OPC, Bartlesville, OK (1990-2005)
- Ordained Elder at Christ Presbyterian Church, PCA, Tulsa, OK (2007-2014)
- Member of Temporary Session for Trinity Presbyterian Church, PCA, Owasso (2011-2013)
Paul and Joann are currently members of Trinity and are active as teachers and community group leaders.
Nathan Keltner is a husband and father, life-long Oklahoman, and 2012 Owasso transplant. He works in the Information Security field. He came to faith as a young child growing up in Bartlesville, OK, and over time, God was faithful in maturing Nathan's belief through placing instrumental believers in his life. While in his Senior year at the University of Oklahoma, he met his future wife, Anna, who deepened his commitment to Christ and introduced him to the Presbyterian Church in America. They were married in 2005. Through churches in OKC and Dallas, Nathan was mentored by many wonderful believers and grew to treasure Christ's church. Nathan and Anna moved to Tulsa in 2008 and joined Christ Presbyterian Church, where they met the Parkers, the Phelps, the Carinis, and many others, which God used to bring him to Trinity Owasso in 2012. Nathan enjoys working with his niche in Information Security, reading, trying and failing miserably at sports, and spending time with his three hilarious boys, Asher, Judah, and Caedman, and wife, Anna.
Jason came to a saving faith at age 6 after his family’s narrow escape from a house fire. As he has grown in the Lord, he has found that God uses “mini-fires” in his life to reveal his weak faith, idols, and rebellious heart but more importantly how God’s “power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” 2 Cor. 12:9. Jason completed his doctorate in Chemistry at OSU and they moved to Boiling Springs, SC where they first attended a PCA church. They now live north of Bartlesville with their four children Noah, Levi, Jesse, and Elianna. In his spare time, Jason enjoys Trinity's Bartlesville Community Group, brewing beer, working on his farm, and praying about God's timing for a future church plant in Bartlesville.
Will is a husband, father, high school principal, musician, and blogger. He grew up in West Tennessee where he came to faith as a child. He earned his B.A. in English Education from Oral Roberts University and has been a career educator for the past twenty years. He was led to the P.C.A. ten years ago and has never looked back. When he is not at school or church, he is spending time with his family, playing music, or writing. His wife Missy and four children -- Emily, Mattie, Katie, and Jack -- love doing community with Trinity Owasso.
Mike grew up in Owasso and came to faith when he was thirteen-years old, but it wasn’t until college that a true pursuit of the Christian life began. Through his fraternity, God provided faithful friends that loved Jesus and were humbled by grace. These friendships had a powerful impact on his life. Mike graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduating college, Mike and his wife moved to Tulsa and attended Christ Presbyterian. At the beginning of 2013, Mike moved back to Owasso to be closer to family and to Trinity. Mike is married to Jenn and they have two children, Hudson and Megan. Mike enjoys history, reading, cars, watching good TV shows, and playing with his kids.
Ryan grew up in the Owasso area and loves serving at Trinity. He formerly attended Christ Presbyterian Church in Tulsa. He currently runs a landscape business with his brother, but has a B.A. in Journalism and enjoys writing on the side. He also likes all things outdoors: hunting, fishing and camping, but his favorite thing is spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Brandon was born in Tulsa and raised in Allen, TX before coming back to Tulsa for college. He graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering and got married to his beautiful wife, Maddie, in July 2011. We are new Owassonians and love the city and people already (GO RAMS!). Currently, he works as a petroleum engineer in Tulsa and Maddie is a physician assistant here in town. They have two children, Emily and Charlie. In their free time, they love playing sports, reading, and having people over to our house.
Brandon writes, "I came to know Jesus as Lord when I was 17 and since have come to know how much I still need his grace every day. We are humbled to serve our city and church and are excited to be a part of what God is doing in Owasso."
Kindal Smith was elected as a deacon in July 2015. Bio coming soon.
HARLAN VAN WYHE
Harlan grew up on the farm in rural Minnesota and it shows. Harlan moved to Oklahoma and the PCA in 1983 and has stayed ever since. Although he works for IBM as an accountant his passion is to serve the church and others through acts of mercy. Harlan married Christy in 1984 and they have three adult children who you may see around Trinity. The Van Wyhe's live on 10 acres south of Owasso and love to host parties, community groups, festivals, bonfires, and pool parties.
Bio is on the way.
Women's Ministry Coordinator
Carol Ann Hudson, grew up in the small Oklahoma town of Wynona. She received a B.S. and M.S. in education from OSU and has a particular passion for Christian education and homeschooling. Carol also holds a JD from the University of Tulsa. Carol is a certified Biblical Counselor through the Christian Counseling Education Foundation associated with Westminster seminary. She has served over the years in many ministry positions including teaching and administering in a Christian school, Bible Study Fellowship leadership, and for the past six years served as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator and Ministry Assistant for Grace Community Presbyterian Church in north Fort Worth. Carol and husband Rick have been married for 43 years and have lived in Lebanon, Bahrain, Australia, Singapore, Scotland and England. Rick and Carol have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. When not off visiting her grandkids Carol enjoys teaching, counseling, reading, swing dancing and playing golf.
Adrienne was born in Japan and grew up moving all over the United States. She received a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Mississippi State University and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University. She married John in 2011, and they settled in Owasso in 2014. Adrienne also works as a math curriculum writer for various textbook companies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking with John, working outside, exercising, and creating projects.
Jenn was born and raised “in the middle of nowhere” in West Texas. She attended Oklahoma State University where she met her husband Mike. They both enjoyed being involved with the PCA church plant in Stillwater (Grace Stillwater) while in their last year of school. After college, they moved to Tulsa where they lived for 8 years before moving to Owasso. They have 2 children, Hudson and Meg. Jenn worked as a dietitian/diabetes educator until her daughter was born. She still occasionally helps with diabetes and health education classes. Her hobbies include homeschooling her kids and organizing her house. She also likes to contemplate gardening, running & reading.
Worship Team Coordinator
TJ Warren was born in Wichita, KS, and raised in Hutchinson, KS. TJ studied Worship Ministry at John Brown University. There he developed a great love for theology, music and people. He feels called to lead the church in worship the Triune God. He has the desire to investigate out what "is actually happening" when the Church gathers to worship its one head, Jesus Christ, and to relay the Gospel of grace and participation to the next generation. TJ married the love of his life Anna Claire Warren in 2014. They love spending time together outdoors, with friends, and marathoning X-file episodes on Netflix.