Our Parish

Our Church

church exteriorFrom all the saints at St. Michael’s, sinners saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, welcome to a biblical, liturgical and traditional body of believers who worship Almighty God in Spirit and in Truth.  We extend to you a warm invitation to join in our fellowship as we love God and love one another.

After the Holy Bible, St. Michael’s is grounded in the creeds and councils of the historic church, the traditional Book of Common Prayer, and the Articles of Religion.

Our Location

Our Rector

The Rev. Michael K. Templin was ordained to the sacred Priesthood in 2017 by the Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton, PhD, at Church of the Holy Communion (Pro-Cathedral) in Dallas TX. He previously served at Church of the Holy Communion during his time in Seminary, Postulancy, the Diaconate, and as Curate. Beginning in 2017 he began assisting the Rev. Michael Vinson at St. Benedict’s in Rockwall, TX, until the end of 2018. He was installed as the Third Rector of Saint Michael’s Church in Broken Arrow on January 20, 2019 by the Most Rev. Ray R. Sutton, PhD.

Fr. Templin is holds the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Criswell College in Dallas, TX, and the Master of Divinity from Cranmer Theological House the diocesan seminary of the REC Diocese of Mid-America.  He was born and raised in Lewisville, TX and is a proud graduate of Lewisville High School.

Michael is married to his lovely wife, Veronica, and the father of Charlie. He is a member of Forward in Faith, the Society of King Charles the Martyr, and the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Our Curate

The Rev. Robert Francisco Ahrens was ordained as an Anglican priest on July 27, 1997 and is curate at St. Michael’s Anglican Church.  In addition to his duties at St. Michael’s, he holds monthly communion services at Tulsa Nursing Center and at Church of Our Savior, our sister church in Joplin, MO.

Before entering the priesthood, he had a career in medical technology in Denver and Tulsa and in sales as owner of Ahrens Sales Company. He grew up in Tulsa and received a BS degree in Medical Technology in 1969. For many years, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and was a founding member of the Tulsa Rugby Club.  Ahrens is married and has two sons and four grandsons.

Our Vestry and Officers

Dan McDonald, senior warden; Kenneth Higgins, junior warden; Gale Heritage, Judy Duvall; Carl Mayrath, treasurer; Ned Mayrath, secretary

Our Affiliations

St. Michael’s is a congregation of the Reformed Episcopal Church, formed in 1873 to maintain the Reformed character of Anglicanism in the United States.  After the Holy Bible, the REC is grounded in the creeds of the historic church, the Articles of Religion and the Book of Common Prayer.

The Reformed Episcopal Church is a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America, constituted in 2008 to preserve and advance the orthodox and historic Anglican witness in the United States and Canada.