The 2016 January Adventure Speakers

Rev Robin Meyers

Rev Robin MeyersRobin Meyers has been the senior minister at Mayflower UCC for 30 years. He is also Distinguished Professor of Social Justice in the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University, where he has taught for 25 years. He is the best-selling author of seven books, and a national figure who lectures on the merits of Progressive Christianity.

His books include: With Ears to Hear: Preaching as Self-Persuasion (Pilgrim Press, 1993); Morning Sun on a White Piano: Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life (Doubleday, 1998); The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins (HCI, 2004); Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minister’s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, and Your Future (Jossey Bass, 2006); Saving Jesus From The Church: How To Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus (Harper One, 2009); The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus (Jossey Bass, 2012); and Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance (Yale University Press, 2015).

A frequent guest preacher and workshop leader around the country, Meyers has authored numerous articles on preaching and human communication, has appeared on Dateline NBC, numerous public television programs, as a commentator on National Public Radio, and twice preached at Riverside Church in New York City. He was the Earl Preacher for the Earl Lectures at Berkeley, California, and gave the 2013-2014 Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale.

Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Wichita, Kan., Meyers received a Master of Divinity from Phillips University Graduate Seminary, Enid, Okla.; a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University, Madison, NJ; and a PhD in Rhetoric from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. He has served churches in Oklahoma, New Jersey and Michigan.

Meyers is married to Oklahoma City artist, Shawn Meyers (M.F.A., University of Oklahoma), adjunct professor of metals and design at the University of Central Oklahoma. They are the parents of three children, Blue, Chelsea and Cass, and grandparents to Iris and Hazel.

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Rev Lori M. Walke

Rev Lori WalkeRaised in Moore, OK, Lori Walke graduated with a BS in Political Science (2005) and a MS in Health Care Administration (2006) from Oklahoma State University. She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with a juris doctorate in 2009 and passed the Oklahoma Bar Exam the same year. To answer the call to ordained ministry and further confuse people about what she wants to do when she grows up, Lori earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Philips Theological Seminary in 2011. She was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2012.


Lori is married to Collin, a philosophy loving attorney who convinced her that it would be a good idea to adopt two dogs, Tenzin and Guss. Lori and Collin both love reading, debating, and working out…. and anything that Collin cooks for dinner.


Lori generally preaches at the early service.

You can watch videos of each of our next speakers delivering sermons. Simply CLICK HERE, and you will be taken to the Mayflower UCC YouTube Channel where several videos are available.

Additional archived sermons from both speakers from years 2013 to 2015 are also available. CLICK HERE.

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