Rev. Kelsey Cobbs
Rev. Kelsey Cobbs has been with The Federated Church since August 2022. Her education includes a B.A. in Religion with minors in Spanish and Social Work from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX and a Master of Divinity with a concentration on Spirituality and Social Activism from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN.
Kelsey focuses her ministry on building meaningful relationships that strengthen the whole community, connecting people to one another, and walking with groups and individuals as they ask hard questions about what it means to be a faithful person in the world.
Kelsey is married to Colton and together they have two dogs, Babs and Louie. Beyond her commitment to ministry, Kelsey enjoys outdoor adventures, musical instruments of any kind, and perfecting her pizza recipe.
Kim Berkenbile has been with the Federated Church as Administrative Assistant
since December of 2022. She is currently a Music Business Major in SWOSU's music department, and has been part of ensembles like the SWOSU Symphony Orchestra, Southwestern Singers, and SWOSU Opera Workshop.
Kim is deeply committed to the enjoyment of music, and to spreading that joy to as many people as possible.
Kim enjoys singing, playing piano, and watching movies. Outside of the Federated Church, she works as a Lighting Designer for SWOSU's Fine Arts Center.
Laura Lee Julian
Director of Music
Ms. Laura Julian comes from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she first embraced classical music and decided to make it a lifelong endeavor. After growing up in a rural community as a pastor's daughter, playing for church and providing special music from a very early age, she studied vocal performance and piano for her undergraduate music degree at Northern Michigan University. Laura's graduate work at Western Michigan University focused on vocal performance, holistic health, and music therapy.
Before moving to Oklahoma, Ms. Julian has worked as a hospice music therapist, as a contracted music therapist for memory care units, and as a business owner with an eclectic client base of teens with anxiety disorders and adults with dementia. She also enjoyed teaching voice lessons for many years, and played professional piano for high school choirs, dinners, weddings, and community events and dinners. Laura is so happy to land here at Federated Church and is thrilled to serve the church and community with music!