Rev. Richard Mize, is a bivocational minister ordained in the United Church of Christ and serves as half-time pastor of Trinity Presbyterian as a Temporary Member of the Indian Nations Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), under the Formula of Agreement.
He has standing in the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the UCC and also is an Ordained Ministerial Partner in the Oklahoma Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is a former pastor (half-time) of Carrier Congregational Church in Carrier, Okla., from August 2013 to March 2015. He has supplied pulpits in UCC, DOC and PCUSA churches.
He has edited The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com’s weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked for the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, Texas, as a crime reporter, then general assignment reporter, farm-ranch-agribusiness editor, regional editor and city editor.
Mize grew up on a farm and cow-calf ranch in Sequoyah County and attended Muldrow public schools. He holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism (news-editorial), a bachelor of science degree in political science (state and local government) with a minor in economics, all from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
He holds a master of arts degree in history from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, and a master of divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. He has made numerous history presentations and had several scholarly history articles published. He lives in Edmond with his wife, Dolores Mize.