Deacon Roy Callison

My name is Deacon Roy Callison. I was born in Oklahoma and have spent most of my life here. I belong to the Wolf Clan of the Cherokee and am a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

I also am a member of Redbird Ceremonial Stomp Dance Ground where I served as Keeper of the Sacred Fire for several years. The Redbird ground is the oldest Cherokee ceremonial dance ground in the Cherokee Nation. It was established not long after my people came to Oklahoma on the Trail Of Tears. I was ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Tulsa, OK, in 2007.

Shortly after ordination I was appointed as Director of Native American Ministry for the diocese. My wife Susan and I now live in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Recently, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley appointed me as Coordinator of American Indian Catholic Outreach for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Please pray for the success of this new outreach and for me and my wife, Susan.