The Rev. Leslie Barnes Scoopmire joined St. Martin’s in August 2018 as the Priest-in-Charge. Prior to St. Martin’s she was an assisting priest at Christ Church Cathedral. Mother Leslie devoted 24 years as a teacher in the Pattonville School Disctrict, where she closed her career teaching students advanced placement US history, US history, college credit gender studies, and guitar classes. After discerning a call to the priesthood, she left teaching to attend Eden Theological Seminary, graduating with a master of divinity degree in 2017. Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Education from the University of Tulsa, which she attended on a music scholarship, as well as a Master of Arts degree in US history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Leslie enjoys playing guitar, gardening, photography, bicycling, softball, and reading, especially poetry. Leslie is married to Bill, and they have three wonderful young adult children and three dogs who all have been assured they are the good boys. A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she is a fourth-generation Oklahoman.
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