Who We Are


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.

Ethos Leadership

Lead Pastor - Beau Berman

Beau Berman (Jenks High School 1992; B.A. U. of Arkansas 1996; M.A.C.E. Dallas TheologicalSeminary 2004; Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, 2009 ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America, North Texas Presbytery, November 2010). Joined the Acts 29 Network in 2013. Beau enjoys spending time with his family, and hearing people’s stories.

Interim 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 5 grandchildren.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, gardening, everything Old West, and doing anything, or nothing, with his wife.

Administrator - Shelli Jones

Shelli Jones (Jenks High School 1996; Northeastern State University, BA-Music 2001) 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.

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 son Crosby, kicking back with a good beer and listening to metal.

Technical Director - Ben Ledford

Ben Ledford (Jenks HS '07; BFA, SUNY Purchase) is a Tulsa native and grew up in the church but found Jesus in a jail cell in 2014. Now he is passionate about Celebrate Recovery®, God's people and showing empathy to the hurting, addicted, and those who have been hurt by the church. He loves all types of music from metal to jam bands, except polka. He's fond of good coffee, making messes, dancing and anyone who doesn't mind him whistling.

Childcare Coordinator - Danica Whitman

Danica Whitman (Bachelor of Music, Belmont University) was raised in Oklahoma and moved back to the Sooner state in 2014 after 11 years in Nashville. She enjoys drawing attention to how often Abraham Lincoln appears in everyday life. 

Nursery Coordinator - Julie Ireland

Julie Ireland (BSBA in Accounting and Management, University of Tulsa // Associates in Fashion Design, Clary Sage College) considers herself an OG Ethos member. She's from Broken Arrow, now living in Tulsa with her loves, Charlie and Crosby. Julie enjoys documentaries, true crime, softball, hoppy beers, sitting crooked and talking straight.

Director of Women's Ministry - Sarah Bradley

**NOTE: Sarah is temporarily on leave of absence.** 

Sarah Bradley was born and raised in New Zealand and discovered Oklahoma in 2006. Saved by grace, amazed by people’s stories, and loves all things beautiful!