Officer Candidate Spotlight

Check back here each week as we highlight each of the officer candidates.

Elder Candidate

True Redd

  1. What is your hometown? Memphis
  2. How long have you been in Oxford? How long have you attended Christ Pres? Oxford, 14 years. Christ Pres., 12 years.
  3. What is your spouses name and how long have you been married? Kids? Grandkids? Lady Margaret. 54 glorious years! (Mostly) Children: Louise and Allan. 4 grandchildren: Brady & True by Louise. Reuel Mae & Oaken by Allan.
  4. What do you do for a living? What does your spouse do? We’re both happily retired. My profession was as an illustrative advertising photographer. Lady was my business manager.
  5. What is your favorite hobby or pastime? Avid reader. Digital and graphic arts stuff.
  6. Who was the most recent person you met through CPC and name one thing you have in common with them? Actually Lady introduces me to several people weekly at CPC. The thing I have in common with them is both loving Lady at first sight.
  7. What is one fact about you that you think the congregation should know as they vote? My love for the Lord and my love for this congregation, and I’ve been happily married longer than most of our congregation have been alive!!!

Deacon Candidate

Joel Bell

  1. What is your home town? I moved around a few times as a preacher’s kid but claim St. Louis as home. I moved there in junior high school, and we love taking family trips up there to see my brother and sister, and making fun cousin memories with all of our kids.
  2. How long have you been in Oxford? I went to Ole Miss from 1994-1998 and moved back here with Jill in 2010. We loved CPC so much that we never visited another church!
  3. What is your spouses name and how long have you been married? Kids? Jill and we have been married for 13 years with three kids - Carter (11), Coop (9), Emerson (6).
  4. What do you do for a living? What does your spouse do? I am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with Capital Financial Group which has multiple offices in MS/TN/AR. I started with a firm in 2000 in Memphis and moved here in 2010 and helped establish our Oxford office and work closely with Andy Shull (who was of the early CPC members). Jill is the marketing/admissions director at Regents School of Oxford and is doing an amazing job of growing our school and bring awareness to the many great things the Lord is doing there.
  5. What is your favorite hobby or pastime? I absolutely love God’s beautiful creation, especially the mountains and snowboarding. I also enjoy mountain biking and am enjoy following St Louis Cardinals & St. Louis Blues hockey, and Ole Miss football & basketball.
  6. Who is the most recent person you met through CPC and name on thing you have in common with them? Brooks Campany, who is a trust officer.
  7. What is a fun fact that the congregation might not know about you? I worked my way through college selling Cutco Cutlery, and probably counted half the CPC congregation as customers! A big shout out to Jeffrey Lancaster for all those great referrals!

Elder Candidate

Gray Flora

  1. What is your hometown? Macon, MS
  2. How long have you been in Oxford? How long have you attended Christ Pres? Was here from 2003 - 2007 as an undergraduate student (attended CPC all 4 years and worked with the CPC youth for 2 of those years). Moved back to Oxford in the summer of 2015 and joined CPC in the fall of 2015.
  3. What is your spouses name and how long have you been married? Kids? Grandkids? Eden Walker Flora! We have been married for 6 MAGICAL years. We have 1 son named Vee (3 years old this December!) and another baby on the way coming, Lord willing, in late January 2020.
  4. What do you do for a living? What does your spouse do? I work at the University of Mississippi. I help run student retention programs and teach freshmen seminars. I am also working to complete my PhD dissertation in the School of Education. Eden is a working artist (www.edenwflora.com) and a registered Art Therapist.
  5. What is your favorite hobby or pastime? I am very passionate about being a husband and a father. Beyond that, I really love podcasts, reading long form journalism, following NBA basketball, and all things education and policy.
  6. Who was the most recent person you met through CPC and name one thing you have in common with them? Pat DeVaughn has recently started coming to a small group that meets at my house on Monday nights. He and I have bonded over thinking critically about how to apply the gospel and the teachings of Bible to contemporary life.
  7. What is one fact about you that you think the congregation should know as they vote? I have 2: 1) I convinced Eden Walker Flora to marry me. 2) Bald people tend to be trustworthy.

Deacon Candidate

Earl Stubblefield

  1. What is your hometown? I was born in Jackson, MS.
  2. How long have you been in Oxford? How long have you attended Christ Pres? I have lived in Oxford for 16 years and attended Christ Pres for the majority of that time.
  3. What is your spouses name and how long have you been married? Kids? Grandkids? I am married to Jenny for 7 years and I have to beautiful girls, Merritt (6 yr old) and Camille (4 yr old).
  4. What do you do for a living? What does your spouse do? I practice general dentistry in Oxford (Stubblefield Dental-16 years), Jenny works at home, volunteers and takes care of our girls. And me!
  5. What is your favorite hobby or pastime? I spend most of my free time with my family and/or enjoying outdoor activities at our family farm in Lafayette County.
  6. Who was the most recent person you met through CPC and name one thing you have in common with them? Glover Johnson- we both have children that we love very much!
  7. What is one fact about you that you think the congregation should know as they vote? My family has found a great church home in Christ Pres and I am excited for the opportunity to serve the church community in any way possible!