Staff

Staff

Senior Minister

Seth McDowell

Seth has served as the Senior Minister at Shawnee Trail since January, 2008. Before coming to Shawnee Trail he ministered at the Mayfair Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, OK and the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, OK. Seth also served as the campus minister at Oklahoma Christian University for two years. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Bible and Ministry in 2000 and a Master’s of Arts in Family…
Youth Minister

Ben Hansen

Ben joined the Shawnee Trail Church of Christ staff as the Youth Minister in May 2019. He graduated from Harding University in 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Bible and Religion and a Minor in Outdoor Leadership before completing the Master of Divinity program at Harding School of Theology in Spring 2019. Ben came to Shawnee Trail after working in the Mitchell Center for Leadership and Ministry at Harding from 2015-2019. Ben married Lindy Leggett in October of 2019.
Children’s Minister

Missy Ashmore

Missy joined the Shawnee Trail Church of Christ staff in August of 2022. She graduated from Harding University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and also completed her Master’s degree in Reading in 1994. She has spent many years teaching in the public schools, teaching preschool, as well as teaching Bible classes. She is married to David, and they have three boys: Andrew, Will and Ethan.
Church Administrator

Carla Cozort

Carla joined the Shawnee Trail Church of Christ staff in July of 2018. She has decades of experience in Administration and Office Management since she graduated ACU in May of 1996. Carla and her husband Jeff have been members of Shawnee Trail since late 2004 and she has served in many areas for this church even before coming on staff. Carla has been married to Jeff since 1996 and they have three children: Britton, Mackenzie and Noah.
Admin Assistant

Paula Smith

Paula joined the Shawnee Trail Church of Christ staff in March of 2023. She graduated from Texas Tech and taught for 27 years. She was married to Kent Smith who passed away in 2012 and has two children, Josh and Miranda. She has nine grandchildren.