Team

Jim Beckman serves as the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has been involved with Diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for many years. A graduate of Franciscan University and the Augustine Institute, Jim has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and has a great love for the Church. He has built solid and thriving ministry programs in numerous parishes and Dioceses over the years. Jim also is the Executive Director of ImpactCenter, a non-profit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and serves as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute, teaching on topics of leadership, evangelization and discipleship. He and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.
Meg Beckman  has her BA in Sociology from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN and her MA in Pastoral Counseling from Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. While studying for her master’s degree at Franciscan University, she not only fell in love with her Catholic faith, but also the love of her life, Jim. Together they have 5 children and one daughter-in-love. When she’s not grocery shopping to keep up with the demand of growing teenagers and young adults, or volunteering with the youth at her parish, she works part-time at Good Shepherd Catholic School for Children with Autism, chairs the Oklahoma Catholic Women’s Conference and enjoys playing tennis, swimming, and lifting weights.

Board Members

Monsignor Ken Leone

Monsignor Ken Leone

 

Monsignor Ken Leone looks back on the past 50 years as a priest very fondly. “I think I am the luckiest person on the face of this earth because I have gotten to see God at work in so many situations! A lot of people think there are no longer miracles like there were in the time of Jesus; that is absolutely not true. God is at work, and I have seen God at work. It’s just amazing.” Monsignor Leone has had a very fruitful tenure as a priest and parish pastor for numerous parishes in the Archdiocese of Denver over the years. He has remained active outside of parish life and still, to this day, provides spiritual direction to seminarians at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and leads retreats frequently. Monsignor lives in the Denver area.

Father Joseph Irwin

Father Joseph Irwin

 

Fr. Joseph Irwin is the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norman, OK. Ordained in 2005, Fr. Irwin has served in a variety of assignments: St. Charles Borromeo parish in Oklahoma City, Bishop McGuiness High School in Oklahoma City, pastor at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Duncan, OK, and pastor of St. Francis Xavier in Enid, OK. Fr. Irwin also served a number of years as the Director of Seminarians, and since has been named the Vicar for Priests for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He also serves on a number of committees for the Archdiocese: Vocations Board, Personnel Board and the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council. He grew up in Norman, Oklahoma. After graduating from Norman High School, Fr. Irwin went to Benedictine College before entering the seminary. He has close connection to the Totus Tuus program and currently serves as Chaplain for Totus Tuus in Oklahoma.

Ray Haefele

Ray Haefele

 

With over 30 years of leadership and experience in the corporate workplace, Mr. Haefele embodies senior management skills in virtually all aspects of sales, marketing, and operations. Having held many executive positions through his career, Mr. Haefele has developed a performance and results driven management style. Since his retirement, Mr. Haefele has continued to serve on numerous boards in both the civic and non-profit arenas. He is currently serving on the Board for the Oklahoma City Regional Food Bank and the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City. He also serves in various capacities for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, and is currently the Director of the Oklahoma Catholic Men’s Conference, one of the most successful annual men’s conferences on the country. Ray and his wife, Irene, reside in Edmond, OK.  They have two grown daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Shellie Greiner

Shellie Greiner

 

Shellie Greiner is a retired stay-at-home mom. Before raising three children, she was a science teacher for 7th and 8th graders in Atlanta and Boston. She is a committed Catholic and is married to Don Greiner, the love of her life for more than 32 years. Shellie has served on the board of Sister BJ’s Food and Clothing Pantry in Oklahoma City, Ubuntu Youth located in South Africa, Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City. She currently serves on the Board of Opportunity International Nicaragua. Shellie also loves to volunteer with the sweet 2nd graders at Eugene Fields Elementary School here in OK. Shellie and Don live in Edmond, Oklahoma. 

Advisors

  • Father Scott Traynor – Vicar for Lay and Clergy Formation, Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD; Director of Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center, Irene, SD
  • Bishop Sam Jacobs – Former Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibadeaux
  • Mrs. Leeanne Super – Chief Financial Officer at Dominican Home Health Agency, Denver, CO
  • Mr. Jack McAleer – Former Vice-President, Krispe Kreme Donuts; Founder and owner of 4PM Media
  • Mr. John Beaulieu – Director of Evangelization and Engagement, Franciscan University Christian Outreach Office