I am Carrie Ballard, the new Director of Mission Outreach at Oologah United Methodist Church. I have a passion for our community, for outreach, and for helping people. I firmly believe that we all need someone at some point in life – we have all been there. I hope to continue the amazing work that Karla has done over the years to be there for the people in our community who need us, and to do God’s work. I spent most of my childhood in Oologah, and then moved to Tulsa at the age of 13. I graduated from Union High School, completed my Bachelor’s degree at OSU-IT, and gave birth to my daughter Valynn in 2008. Later, in 2013, my youngest daughter Brylee was born. Shortly after Valynn began school, I knew I needed to get back to Oologah! I knew this was where I wanted my babies to grow up. I love this community, and it’s always been my “home,” even when I wasn’t living here. I built a home in 2014, and moved back to Oologah. I’ve been back since then, and don’t plan to ever leave again. In my spare time, I enjoy attending my children’s sporting events, camping(in a camper, NOT a tent), going to the lake, and taking care of our animals at home. I am very excited to join the team at OUMC, and to do my best to make a difference with the time on Earth that God has given me.
5834 East 410 Road
Oologah, OK 74053