Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Okey Harless

Pastor Okey came to serve the church in Dunbar in 2003. He completed his M.Div at Duke Divinity School and is a big Blue Devils basketball fan! He has been an ordained United Methodist elder for nearly three decades and is passionate about seeing revival in the Church and in the community of Dunbar. Okey is married to Jane, and together they have a daughter Karen.  Karen and her husband Tim have two energetic children, Chase and Alexandra (Alex). Okey is passionate about motorcycles and is well-known for riding his Harley around town. Keep your eyes open, you might spot him on his motorcycle going to make visits! Email him at

Associate Pastor: Rev. Cindy Briggs-Biondi

Pastor Cindy began working at Dunbar UMC in May 2009. She is particularly interested the spiritual development of children and youth and in helping the church adapt and speak relevantly to today’s world. She completed her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School in 2008 and is currently commissioned as a provisional elder in the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Cindy is married to Darick, who is the Pastor at Mt Juliet and Glasgow United Methodist Churches. She and Darick have three cats and a rabbit, who provide endless love, snuggles, and entertainment. She likes to change her hair color and style frequently and enjoys gaming, crochet and other artsy/craftsy things, and reading fantasy novels. She writes on the church blog. Email her at

Administrative Assistant: Terry Boswell

Terry Boswell

Terry joined the Dunbar UMC staff at the beginning of January 2013. Terry has been a part of Dunbar UMC since she was a toddler and was baptized here at the age of 12. She attended Marshall University and WV State College, majoring in Criminal Justice. Terry is a huge Marshall fan (Go Herd!) and is active in the life of the congregation apart from her administrative duties.

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Director of Music: Bill Ray

Custodian: Larry France

Pianist: Gary Wooten

Organist: Charles Foster

Organist: Sharon Cline


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