Our Staff

Christ The King (Main Office)
Phone:  918-584-4788
Fax:  918-584-0055

Fr. Elkin Gonzalez, Pastor
918-584-4788, Ext. 201
fregonzalez@christthekingcatholic.church
I was born in Colombia, South America and ordained a priest in 2008 for the Diocese of Tulsa in my home country by Bishop Edward J. Slattery. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Education from the Catholic University in Rionegro, Colombia; a Master of Divinity from St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana; and a Licentiate and Doctorate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical Institute Teresianum in Rome. I addition to my duties as Pastor of the Parish of Christ the King I also serve as Vicar General for the Diocese of Tulsa.

 

Fr. David Webb, Associate Pastor
918-584-4788, Ext. 209
frdwebb@christthekingcatholic.church

 

 

 

Fr. Eichhoff, Retired
918-584-4788
fr.paul.eichhoff@tulsacoxmail.com

 

 

 

Deacon Loren F. Luschen, Retired
918-584-4788, Ext. 210
lluschen@christthekingcatholic.church

Joan and I were involved in many positions at St. Francis Parish in Oklahoma City during the time of raising our four wonderful children. I was ordained a deacon on February 15, 1985 in Oklahoma City for the Diocese of Tulsa. I was assigned to the Parish of Christ the King by Bishop Eusebius Beltran, now retired Archbishop of Oklahoma City. I have served in many capacities here at the Parish of Christ the King over the years, working along side four pastors and about thirty associate pastors. God still continues to bless me in my work and has shown me I have much more to do here at the Parish of Christ the King. I definitely enjoy working with and for the wonderful people of this great parish.

Deacon John Sommer, Business Manager
918-584-4788, Ext. 206
jsommer@christthekingcatholic.church

I was ordained a Deacon in 2011, and I am currently assigned to the Parish of Christ the King. I graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha with a B.S.B.A. in accounting. Michelle, my wife, and I enjoy traveling, dinner with friends and the frequent movie.

 

 

Deacon Dean Wersal, R.C.I.A. Coordinator
918-584-4788, Ext. 210
dcndfw11@gmail.com
I was ordained a Deacon in 2011. Received an MBA in business from Oklahoma City University. Have been in healthcare as a respiratory therapist for 44 years. Personal hobbies include golf, playing cards, watching old movies, and bicycle riding. Three things people don’t know about me; one of eight siblings raised in Minnesota, the only person in my family taller than 5’10” and have 9 grandchildren.


 


Caitlyn Benedict, Sacrament of Confirmation Coordinator
918-740-4033
cbenedict@christthekingcatholic.church
I graduated from Benedictine College in 2015 where I studied English and Theology. My favorite things are books, sports, chocolate pie, and the Sun. The best part of my job is hanging out with students and encountering the Lord together.

 


 

 

Sarah Farrell, Business Office Assistant
918-584-4788, Ext. 207
sfarrell@christthekingcatholic.church
The Parish of Christ the King has been my home since I moved to Tulsa in 2001. I'm married to Roy and have five children—Patrick William, Anne, Michael, and Timothy. I'm originally from New York and graduated from the University of Buffalo. I love spending time with my family, friends, traveling, and chocolate!

 

 


Stephanie Jimison, Business Office Assistant
918-584-4788 Ext. 211
sjimison@christthekingcatholic.church
I have a BS in Design, Housing, and Merchandising from Oklahoma State University. In 2004, I married my husband, Jon. We have been blessed with two beautiful children, who attend Marquette. I love to travel with my husband, cook for loved ones, and spend time with my children.

 

 


Luke Oestman, FOCUS Ministry
918-584-4788 Ext. 220
luke.oestman@focus.org
I am a farm boy from northeastern Colorado who went away to college to be a bigshot and Jesus had other plans. My freshman year I was woken up from my constant state of being “lukewarm” and I have never looked back. I transferred colleges and met my wife in Ohio and we have devoted our lives to following Christ and sharing his love with our growing family and wherever he takes us on mission with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Please see our mission page for more information. FOCUS Missionaries 

Sara Say, Office Manager
918-584-4788, Ext. 201
ctkparish@christthekingcatholic.church
I am a happily married mother of two girls who both attend Marquette School. I have been a member of Parish of Christ the King since joining the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 2007. My favorite quote is "I don't sing because I'm happy, I'm happy because I sing." My favorite things include my Daily Devotional of “Jesus Calling”, my children’s laughter, and singing as loud as possible.

 

 

John Speaker, Operations Manager
918-584-4788, Ext. 200
jspeaker@christthekingcatholic.church
I am a proud alumnus of the University of Tulsa, class of 1983, with a B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations. Enjoy attending and supporting golden hurricane athletics especially the football and basketball teams—#ReignCane. Almost interesting fact: My wife and I take “active vacations” meaning that we have hiked or biked through such great locations as Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Germany and Switzerland. 
 

 

Tom Starnes, Liturgical Music Director
918-584-4788, Ext. 203
tstarnes@christthekingcatholic.church
I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in piano performance and organ. I have studied Liturgical Music most of my life and have been at Christ the King almost 9 years. I like to travel, cook, and spend time with friends.

 


Jessica Thompson, Membership and Mission Coordinator
918-584-4788, Ext. 208
jthompson@christthekingcatholic.church
I graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2010 with a B.A. in communication and psychology. After graduation I worked at Catholic Charities Fort Worth before my husband and I decided to relocate back to Tulsa to raise our family. I love hanging out with my husband and two kiddos, traveling to new places, and art/design.

 


Ron Tremblay, ACTS Retreat and 5pm Sunday Mass C.R.E.W. Director 
918-584-4788, Ext. 212
ronjtremblay@gmail.com
I am a transplant to Oklahoma, coming from Minnesota. I am a cradle Catholic and have served the church my whole life. I earned my Masters of Divinity in 1992 and worked for Christ the King in full-time ministry for 17 years in a variety of roles. My claim to fame would be 17 years of high school students going through our youth program and the building of the Boiler Room under the church. In 2009 I received a Masters in Counseling and became an Licensed Professional Counselor.  I recently became a Board Certified Chaplain working at St. John Health System. Three things about me; I am an Eagle Scout, I love sailing and reading.

Ron Phelps, Facilities And Maintenance 
918-584-4788, Ext. 214
I truly enjoy being apart of this community. It's exciting to share in the growth and beautification of this lovely campus. I am married to my wife Nancy. We have two beautiful daughters, a son in law, and 3 grandchildren. My life centers around my family. I am a soloist, played softball for 25 years, and just recently drove a Porsche 150mph. I am blessed beyond measure, only by God's bountiful grace!

 

 


Marc Cardenas, Facilities And Maintenance
918-584-4788 Ext. 214
mcardenas@christthekingcatholic.church
As an employee at the Parish of Christ the King, I have been able to help serve this great community and grow in my spiritual journey. I enjoy reading about the rich history of the Catholic Church and exploring the beauty of the sacred music of the Renaissance. When I am not at work I enjoy cooking, watching classic movies, and volunteering with Chamber Music Tulsa.