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. Erin Daniels

Erin Daniels joined the Dunbar UMC staff on July 1st, 2016.  ErinShe is a graduate of Nitro High School, and is currently enrolled in the WV Course of Study.  She has been working with youth ministry for over 12 years before answering her calling.  She is married to Jeremy Daniels, Associate Pastor at Forrest Burdette in Hurricane.  They have three children.  The family enjoys music, riding rollercoasters, video games, summer camp at Spring Heights, bowling, hiking, running, some sports, eating, photography, gardening, but most of all growing in our relationship with God.

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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

Webmaster: Tracey Hall

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