First Christian Church of Claremore (Disciples of Christ)

We are First Christian Church, Claremore; an Open and Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We agree that God’s love extends to all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political ideology, age, gender identity/expression, mental and physical ability, or any other designation that has brought them the pain of exclusion and discrimination by the Church and society.

With open hearts and minds, we welcome every child of God to fully participate in the life and ministries of this congregation.

God's Word

We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written.


All are welcome to the Lord’s Table for the sake of mission and for the sake of the world as the one family of God. We do this by celebrating communion each Sunday. That is why the chalice is our logo. 

Our Staff

Alexis Engelbrecht


Pastor Alexis’ passion for delving into and making use of scripture in life-giving, liberating, and loving ways influences every aspect of her ministry. She joyfully accepted the call to serve First Christian Church of Claremore, DOC, in 2022.
Experiences in education, writing, worship, membership engagement, leadership development, youth ministry, small group ministry, and chaplaincy inform how she supports the work of the Church. She considers it to be an honor to be part of FCC’s mission to welcome every child of God to fully participate in the life and ministries of this congregation with open hearts and minds. 
Pastor Alexis earned her Master of Divinity with High Honors from Phillips Theological Seminary in 2020 and received approval for Ordination in 2022.

Susan Kotoff

Administrative Assistant

Susan grew up in Somerset, Indiana and was baptized with Church of Christ at Treaty, Indiana.  She met her husband, Jim, while they were in the Navy stationed together in Hawaii.  They have three children: Kristofer, Mathew, Rachel. 

Susan is very active in Girl Scouts.  She is a troop leader.  She is also the Financial Consultant, Fall Product and Cookie Coordinator for 25 troops in Rogers County.   She enjoys sewing quilts when she can find the time to do it. She loves IU basketball.

Susan and family became members of First Christian Church in August 2004. She has served as a Deacon, part of the Education Ministry Team, and was a School Teacher. She has been the Church Administrative Assistant since September 2009.

Sean Robinson

Music Director

Sean Robinson leads the praise band, bell choir and choir on Sunday mornings. Sean and his wife, Teri, have a four kids. 
He's always looking for new musicians and vocalists to join the choir, bell choir and praise band!