Rev. Dr. Sonja Tobey is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church serving in the Oklahoma Conference since 2000. Her passion for preaching is evident in her own preaching, as well as the work she has done with both experienced and novice preachers. Out of this passion, she developed EQUIP as a course for untrained preachers in her doctoral work, and taught this course since 2014 for Oklahoma United Methodist clergy and lay people. This has developed into courses for all levels of preachers .