Departure of Rev. Dr. Tiffany Nagel Monroe ’12

Dear Seminary Community,

With a blend of emotions, we announce that our esteemed alumna, Rev. Dr. Tiffany Nagel Monroe ’12, is transitioning from her role as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Campus and Associate Director of Contextual Field Education at Saint Paul School of Theology. Dr. Nagel Monroe will embark on a new ministry path within the Oklahoma Conference, assuming the role of Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Edmond, effective July 1.

In bidding farewell to Dr. Nagel Monroe, we reflect on her invaluable contributions to our community and her unwavering commitment to serving God’s people. President Jay Simmons aptly expresses, “While all of us are saddened by Tiffany Nagel Monroe’s departure from Saint Paul, we celebrate her decision to return to the pulpit and serve the United Methodist Church in Oklahoma. Oklahomans will benefit from one of the most dynamic church leaders in the state leading a vital community of faith. Tiffany’s leadership offers one more example of a Saint Paul alum pursuing innovative, creative ministry.”

Dr. Nagel Monroe herself shares, “Moments in ministry, like this one, are often bittersweet. The bitter is in the leaving; the sweet is in the following of God to the next step on my journey.” She expresses deep gratitude to Saint Paul School of Theology for shaping her into the pastor, educator, and leader she is today, acknowledging the profound influence of faculty, staff, trustees, and fellow alums. Despite the unexpected turn of events, she embraces the call of the Holy Spirit and eagerly anticipates continuing to serve God’s people wherever her path leads.

Though Dr. Nagel Monroe may be passing the baton of leadership, her unwavering support for Saint Paul School of Theology remains steadfast. She assures us of her enthusiastic encouragement as we press onward in our mission to impact the Kin-dom of God. As she answers this new calling, Dr. Nagel Monroe affirms, “Saint Paul really is where Theology Comes Alive. Go Theologians!”

Let us join together in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Nagel Monroe for her dedication and service to Saint Paul School of Theology. While we bid her farewell in her current capacity at the end of the semester, we eagerly anticipate the great things she will accomplish in her new ministry role and look forward to her frequent visits to campus. Please join us in wishing her every success and blessing on her journey.

Be well,

Jay Keith Simmons, Ph.D.
Saint Paul School of Theology

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