Who We Are, Leadership & Staff


We believe it is important to be connected to the larger body of Christ. 

Ethos is a church of the Hills & Plains Presbytery, a part of the Presbyterian Church in America, and is a member of the Acts 29 church planting network. 

We were planted by RiverOaks Presbyterian Church in January of 2013.


Executive Director - Steve Harden

Steve Harden (Ponca City HS.; A.S. Oklahoma State Univ.; BS Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ.; MA Tyndale Theological Seminary) Steve has been a farmer, entrepreneur, pastor and church planter. He is married to Shelley and has 5 married children and 7 grandchildren.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, gardening, everything Old West, and doing anything, or nothing, with his wife.

Women's Ministry Director - Sarah Young

Sarah Young was born and raised in New Zealand and discovered Oklahoma in 2006. Sarah has attended Ethos since 2013. She loves photography, golf, having a "catch up" over coffee, and hearing peoples stories. She is married to (the very tall) Kyle. Sarah is saved by grace, amazed by people’s stories, and loves all things beautiful! For more information on our Women's Ministry, go here

Worship Leader - Charlie Ireland

Charlie Ireland was born and raised in Tulsa and has attended Ethos since it's start. He comes from a family of artists and musicians. He has played guitar in many different bands since the age of 14 and has toured the midwest as a drummer. He is the proud owner of Backshack recording studio here in Tulsa, OK where he records, mixes, and produces all types of music. He enjoys spending time relaxing with his wife Julie and their sons Crosby and Gibson, kicking back with a good beer and listening to metal.

Nursery Coordinator - Julie Ireland

Julie Ireland considers herself an OG Ethos member. She's from Broken Arrow, now living in Tulsa with her loves, her husband Charlie and sons Crosby and Gibson. Julie enjoys documentaries, true crime, softball, hoppy beers, sitting crooked and talking straight.

Administrator - Shelli Jones

Shelli Jones was born and raised in Tulsa, OK and considers herself an expert on all random “Tulsa fun facts”. Shelli loves the arts, really good coffee, people watching, writing with Sharpies, and playing with her husband Justin and daughter Miriam (aka “the Monkey”) in her free time. She and her husband lived in China for nearly 5 years and have been attending Ethos since 2015. She also serves on the Ethos Missions Committee and sings with the worship team. 

Communication Director - Justin Jones

Justin Jones was born in Spain, grew up in Kuwait and Singapore and didn't move back to the US until he was 10 years old, speaking with a British accent. A self proclaimed Beer Connoisseur, Justin loves a good pint, talking about beer, and even brewed beer out of his home in China and sold it to his fellow missionaries. He prefers to sit down and share a pint while talking theology over any other past time. While not working on Ethos stuff, his full time career is to passionately encourage generosity towards global missions, specifically Bible Translation. He is the proud husband to Shelli and Daddy to Miriam.