The Next Chapter: Trey Oakley Takes the Helm as the 11th MCH President
Trey Oakley often tells people that love is what brought him to Methodist Children’s Home. In July 1999, Oakley was attending George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University when he came across an ad in the local newspaper for a part-time librarian at MCH. Oakley needed a stable job before proposing to his then-girlfriend, Karen. He submitted an application and received a call from the Rev. Travis Franklin, former MCH chaplain, offering him a position as the assistant director of religious education. Oakley accepted the offer and proposed to Karen shortly thereafter, and the couple was married later that year. That phone call opened the door to the next chapter of Oakley’s personal and professional life.