District Church Workers

There are many vocations in which you can serve the Church in its vital ministries, including as a Pastor, Lay Minister, Teacher, Deaconess, Director of Christian Education, Director of Christian Outreach, Director of Family Life Ministry, and Director of Parish Music. In Oklahoma, we are blessed with many dedicated and talented church workers. Learn about just a few of them below.



Rev. Daniel Ross is pastor at Christ Lutheran in Mustang, Oklahoma. Originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, he went from preschool through a bachelor’s degree within a five-mile diameter and is a proud graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. Upon receiving a Bachelors in Business, he then went on to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis receiving his Masters of Divinity. Pastor Ross then served as a pastor in Saginaw, Michigan for three years and then in Topeka, Kansas for five years before being called to Christ, Mustang. He also serves on the Oklahoma District's Communications Task Force. He enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, fishing, reading, and learning about technology.

  Director of Christian Education

Sheila Rudat has served as the Director of Christian Education and Preschool Director at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Edmond since July 2011. She is a graduate of Concordia University –Chicago with a Bachelor of Art degree in Elementary Education and Director of Christian Education. She also has an Associates of Arts degree in Communication. She has been a DCE for 25 years serving churches in Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma.  Sheila is also the Editor of the Oklahoma LWML publication The Voice of Service.  She is married and has three boys. Her favorite things to do are watch movies, read books and spend time with her family. 

Staff Member and Teacher's Aide

Robin Stevenson is on staff at Messiah Lutheran School in Oklahoma City. She is in her ninth year and works as Teacher’s Aide in the Pre-K class. She teaches Life Skills to seventh and eighth grades as well as being the After Care teacher. She has also taught Journalism/Yearbook to fifth through eighth grade. In addition, Robin uses Legos to teach STEM concepts to first graders and Creative Writing to second graders.

During the summer, Robin directs a day camp at Messiah and seeing a need for working parents over the Christmas break instituted a Mid-Winter Mini Camp as well. In her spare time Robin enjoys spending time with her husband and family, going to estate sales with her mother, daughter and granddaughter (Ladies Day) on Saturdays and crocheting prayer blankets for Messiah’s Pastor Henschel to take to the sick and shut-ins and baby blankets for Lutheran World Relief.