Sr. Pastor

Mark Watson

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Mark became the pastor of the First UMC of Seminole in June of 2016.  He was born and raised in the Shawnee, OK area and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1981.  Mark received his bachelor's degree at Oklahoma City University then pursued a Master's degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.  He received a cerificate in advanced studies from the Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, FL.

He married Lisa Hamburger in 1988 and they have enjoyed 30 + years of life together.  They have 3 children:  Steven, a high school band director; Emily, a nurse at a hospital in OKC; and Gabriel who is a very active 6 year old.

Mark has served as a United Methodist pastor for 30 years and has served appointments in Weatherford, Calumet, Watonga, Locust Grove, Blanchard and Pauls Valley.

His hobbies are:  reading (especially anything by Terry Brooks), gazing at the stars, cooking and getting a regular work out at the gym.


Donna Magruder

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Donna grew up in Seminole and graduated from Seminole High School and Seminole Junior College.  She got her B.S. and M.Ed. from East Central University in Ada and taught school for 20 years in Boley, Tecumseh, and McLoud,  She moved back to Seminole when she retired.  

Donna spent 35 years directing summer camps for Camp Fire Boys and Girls and has been deaning summer church camps since 2010.  Her greatest joys are her nephew, Steve, and nieces, Katelyn and Mallory.  She and her mother enjoy traveling (and photography), movies and OU womens basketball games. 

Donna joined the church in 1965 and started her job as church secretary in January of 2004.

Music Director

Sandy Peters


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