The Rev. Leslie Dotson to be our Guest Preacher!
As Associate Regional Pastor for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma,
Leslie’s portfolio includes Commissioned Ministry Training Program, Commission on Faith in
Action; Commission on Worship and Spiritual Growth, search and call, Stole Camp, and
overseeing the Healthy Boundaries Seminar for pastors. She is the regional liaison for the
Northeast Area and Southeast Area.
She serves on the board of Commissioned Ministry Training Program and teaches worship as
well as evangelism and mission. Currently Leslie is Chair of the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance; on the
board for Say No to Hate; a core member of A.C.T.I.O.N. (Allied Communities of Tulsa Inspiring
Our Neighborhoods); and recently became Chair of the board for OFEC (Oklahoma Family
Leslie’s undergraduate work was at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and she received her
MDIV from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. She was ordained in June, 2002 and served
two local congregations before her call to regional ministry in 2008.
Leslie was born and raised in Oklahoma – around the Tulsa area. Ask her to share some of her
great fishing stories and she will tell you about the one that got away. She was in a regional
ballet company from the age of 13 until she went to college. She and her late husband re-met
at their 20th high school reunion when Junior challenged her to a dance contest – all of their
friends were still laughing two hours later. They continued to dance for 17 years.
Leslie’s son, Wes, is the Director of the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech – a center for the
diagnosis of and serving those with autism.
Leslie believes that laughter is a gift from God and is “sometimes” accused of being
mischievous but only with a twinkle in her eyes. She loves all types of music from classical and
ol’ rock and roll to jazz and blues. She supports the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse.