YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Monday Morning Joe: Cup of Joe for Two

Today on this special edition of Monday Morning Joe: A Cup of Joe for Two, I am joined by Chris Berry, District Executive Director for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City at the Edmond District (Mitch Park, Rankin, and Guthrie) and YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Association Sports Team Chair. Chris is a husband, father, […]

Monday Morning Joe: YMCA Movement

When I began my work with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, my first task was to immerse myself in the history of the YMCA movement. I wanted to know as much as possible not just about the OKC association but the YMCA global movement. I wanted to know where it began and why it […]

Monday Morning Joe: Cup of Joe for Two

Taylor York has been with the YMCA for 11 years, Current role is District Executive Director for the Bethany and Rockwell Plaza YMCAs. Taylor loves spending time with my wife, daughter, family and friends. His faith is top priority in his life. Taylor enjoys anything sports related. Diehard OU, OKC Thunder, Dallas Cowboys, and Texas […]

Monday Morning Joe: Christian Principle

What is Christian About the YMCA?  What is a Christian Principle?   In today’s Monday Morning Joe, Joe Kendrick, Executive Director of Christian Mission for the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, explores the historical Christian foundation in the YMCA through the Paris Basis and how the basis shapes the YMCA Global Movement to be an agent […]

Monday Morning Joe: Pride Takeover

Kind. Dependable. Dedicated. Friendly. Changemaker.  These words truly reflect the character of Shade, Senior Program Director at the Midwest City YMCA. Shade’s Y journey began all the way up in Anchorage, Alaska back in 2008 where he was a Before and After School Care Counselor. Since joining the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City in 2010, […]

Monday Morning Joe: Build a Beloved Community

The question for today’s Monday Morning Joe is this: How are you cultivating a beloved community?  Cultivating a beloved community begins with a belief that those within the community have intrinsic value. What I mean is this: beloved community begins with a belief the people who make up the community have value. Their value is […]

Monday Morning Joe: Interrupt Our Dinner

It’s interesting, when you read the gospels, that the people who really know Jesus, and are extravagant in their love are not insiders.   They are not the Pharisees or the scribes, or the Sadducees, or the kings, or the emperors.   The people who really know Jesus are the ones who barely spent any time with […]

Monday Morning Joe: Cup of Joe for Two

Warning: Today’s Monday Morning Joe contains sensitive topics taking place within a film.  Today’s guest is fellow Longview High School Alumni Nathan Chandler. Nathan joins Cup of Joe to talk about one of his favorite movies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Nathan hosts Movies are Life, a podcast that provides movie commentary for busy […]

Monday Morning Joe: Self-Care

Self-care is thrown around a lot in organizations struggling with staff burnout or staff turnover due to burnout. It’s usually brought up or recommended before the inevitable happens and a staff member quits. It’s often used as a reaction to instead of a preventive measure or a call to organizational self-reflection.   Self-care is anything you […]

Monday Morning Joe: Cup of Joe for Two

Lacy is the Vice President of Financial Development here at the Y. Her work revolves around relationship building, partnerships, and leading with purpose. She is passionate about leadership development, with a strong focus on women in the workplace, equity and organizational culture. With a husband, two boys and four dogs at home, life is never […]