Our Staff

Welcome to New Haven’s staff page, where you can learn about the friendly employees that work here to make New Haven church life pleasant and fulfilling. Click on a name to learn more about them!

Name Title
Rev. James Graham III Senior Pastor More Info
Stephen Merrick Director of Music Ministries More Info
Teresa Roberts Organist More Info
Oscar Sturgeon Custodian More Info
Brittany Fox Director of Family Ministries More Info

MERRICK, STEPHENStephen Merrick, Director of Music Ministries

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Stephen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Music Education from Azusa Pacific University, and a Masters of Jazz Pedagogy from Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory of Music.

Stephen is a church worship leader and music director, with a wealth of experience as an accomplished and published orchestrator, arranger, Jazz band and Praise & Worship leader. Among Stephen’s gifts and graces, he is a song writer and holds recording credits for a portfolio of several well-known Pixar and Disney pictures!

Stephen’s experience spans a variety of setting including high school, undergraduate and graduate teaching positions. Locally, Stephen teaches at the University of Tulsa and the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences.

Email | Phone:  918 743.6491


 ROBERTS, PHILTeresa Roberts, Organist

Teresa Roberts was born and raised in Tulsa and grew up attending a local Baptist church. She began taking piano lessons at the age of seven. By the time she was nine, she was playing in various capacities for her church. At the age of sixteen, she became the church pianist. She studied piano with Betty Grayson Patterson and later with Miriam Spindler Lynch. Teresa attended college at Oklahoma City University where she majored in Piano and studied piano with Dr. Clarence Burg and organ with Dr. Antoine Godding. She also graduated magna cum laude with her Master of Arts in Teaching from OCU.

After college, she returned to Tulsa and resumed her position as pianist/organist at her church, where she remained for over twenty years. In August of 2005, Teresa became the pianist/organist of New Haven United Methodist Church. Teresa has taught piano for over twenty years and her piano studio is located in her home. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, and Tulsa Accredited Music Teachers Association.

Teresa is married to Phil Roberts.

Phone:  918 234.1574



STURGEON, Oscar Oscar Sturgeon, Custodian

Oscar is our custodian with with a wealth of background and experience in janitorial services. He previously owned a custodial service company serving different industries in the Tulsa area.

Phone:  918 743.6491



Brittany FoxBrittany Fox, Director of Family Ministries

Brittany Fox is happy to serve as the Director of Family Ministries for New Haven UMC. This will be her sixth year teaching for the day school and she has experience with all ages of childcare. Brittany grew up in the Jenks United Methodist Church, comes from a huge family and a long line of educators who have always poured into her the importance of serving others. Brittany was married to her husband, Clint Fox, in September of 2012. They have 2 dogs who they are crazy about, and have a beautiful daughter, Annabelle. Brittany is excited to start this next chapter and looks forward to building long lasting relationships with you and your children!

Phone:  918 743.6491