Jeannie joined St. Stephen's as senior minister in June 2014. She was born into a Methodist clergy family in Lawton and has served in churches in Tulsa; Coweta; Kansas City, Mo.; and Midwest City. Jeannie attended Iliff School of Theology in Denver, earning her Master of Divinity in 1986. She was ordained as a Deacon in 1986 and as an Elder in 1988. Prior to beginning church ministry, Jeannie - a Science Education graduate of Oklahoma City University - worked in several hospitals in the field of cytogenetics. She and her husband Jim Eller, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, have two grown sons, Shaun and Sam. Jeannie says, "The stance of including and embracing all people is what the church and the society need for leading forward. St Stephen's embodies a Christ-like attitude with open hearts and minds."