Enrollment Counselors

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Graduate Enrollment Counselor

Email: mathomas@oru.edu
Phone: 918.495.6618
Text: 539.777.0970

Graduate from ORU: 2014
Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL
Degree: Master in Divinity

What do you love about ORU?

I love the cultural diversity of ORU. The personal insight you gain by studying with people from around the world opens your heart and mind to perspectives on family, relationships and theology you never knew existed. This rich multicultural perspective is rooted in our mission and remains part of our continued vision as we move forward with a renewed passion and enthusiasm to enable students to go into every person's world with God's message of salvation and healing.

What activities were you involved in at ORU?

• Served as Senator of the Grad Theology Student Association in my second year. • My last year I served as the Vice President of the Grad Theology Student Association. In these positions, I worked with the Grad Theology Committees to develop and plan social gatherings, spiritual retreats, and various events for Graduate students to promote community among the school. • I worked as an assistant to the Doctor of Ministry program. • I served as an research editor/assistant to the Society of Pentecostal Scholars magazine. • I serve as the Administrative professor for the undergraduate Spirit Empowered Living course.

What's your favorite thing to do in Tulsa?

Tulsa is a beautiful city with a "small town" feel; people are generally friendly and helpful. The citywide extensive walking/running/biking trail system, especially alongside the Arkansas River, is a wonderful place to relax or get some exercise. I enjoy Oklahoma's natural scenery, and I occasionally hunt East of Tulsa. Shopping at one of the area malls or walking through one of our award-winning museums is another great way to spend the day. There is a rich spiritual heritage in Tulsa with wonderful churches everywhere. We have many high profile ministries, top notch conferences, and big-name concerts coming to town, so there is always something fun to do!