Morita Truman grew up in Enid, Oklahoma as the youngest of four children. She now has 5 nieces and nephews (along with their spouses), 12 great nieces and nephews and 1 great great nephew! Her family now lives from Virginia to Washington State and SoCal, and just about everywhere in between.
Morita, in her own words, grew up a “cradle Methodist.” She began her ministerial work as a lay employee in Shawnee, Oklahoma from 1985-1994. In 1994 Morita was consecrated as a diaconal minister, and moved to Kansas to work at College Hill UMC in Wichita.
Three years later she was ordained a deacon and began working in Abilene Fist UMC. That was until she was appointed in 2001 to Mullinville UMC as a local pastor. Another three years later Morita was appointed to St. Francis UMC. During that time she attended Iliff and graduated in 2009. In 2010 she was ordained an elder. After that she spent time in appointments at Hillsboro UMC (2011) and Great Bend First UMC (2018).
Rev. Morita Truman has a Bachelor of Arts from Oklahoma State University, Master of Religious Education (MRE) from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Iliff School of Theology in Denver.
In her free time, Morita likes photography, every kind of music and traveling. She especially likes to travel to New York for theater, but is very excited to begin exploring the beauty of Nebraska. She also enjoys walking and is obsessed with getting her 10,000 steps in every day. Although she is a dedicated OKState fan, she is ready to join with the Husker Nation when they play any other school!