The Hospitality House of Tulsa is a Christian faith-based organization that desires to serve all families in need during a medical crisis regardless of religious preference or background. We believe that true Biblical hospitality, Hakhnasat-orhim in the Hebrew, and PhiloXenia in the Greek, is practiced by God’s people toward everyone as they pass through a community in need of lodging and food. We see examples of this in the scripture such as Exodus 23:9, Romans 12:13, Hebrews 13:2, and Matthew 25:31-46.
Our vision is to show the world Christian Love through Boundless Hospitality.
Through her own personal experience with medical crisis and her experience in healthcare administration, Toni stepped out in faith in 2004 and, along with her friend, Brooke Gage, founded Hospitality House of Tulsa based on principles found in the Biblically defined practice of hospitality. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Information Systems, Mrs. Moore served fifteen years in hospital administration.
Toni also serves as a board member for the Healthcare Hospitality Network which provides education, networking and certification resources to over 200 hospital hospitality houses nationwide. She speaks locally and nationally to healthcare entities, churches, and corporations regarding hospitality within healthcare, Biblically hospitality and the ministry of hospitality. Toni and her team are dedicated to solving Oklahoma’s patient and caregiver lodging problem and significantly reducing families’ out of pocket expenses while improving outcomes for Oklahoma hospitals through Boundless Hospitality.
In July of 2016, Hospitality House of Tulsa became Philos Hospitality, Inc. With 42 Oklahoma rural hospitals at risk of closing, Philos Hospitality, Inc. is now poised to answer the call for more healthcare hospitality solutions across Oklahoma and beyond. This multi-city, multi-model solution provides excellent outcomes for the patient, the caregiver, and the healthcare system.
Since opening in 2006, Philos Hospitality, Inc. has served over 2,800 families from all 77 counties in Oklahoma, 47 States and District and 7 foreign countries. Toni considers it a privilege to serve families in medical crisis through this ministry of hospitality.
Rick Wheeler joined the Hospitality House of Tulsa leadership as Executive Director in April of 2016. Along with Rick’s passion for families in medical crisis and his degree in Religious Administration, he brings in 25 years of experience in healthcare, financial planning, community fundraising, and ministry to our team. Rick has great compassion and empathy for caregivers, having served as a primary caregiver himself. Born and raised in the Tulsa area, Rick has a love for the community and longs to see it become synonymous with compassion for all in need of God’s love. Among his great loves are his wife of 26 years, his 2 sons, mentoring and ministering to others and playing tennis.
Guest Services AssociateKelsie joined the Hospitality House team as the Guest Services Associate in July of 2016. With years of experience in customer service and ministry, she hopes to promote an environment where strangers quickly become friends, and families feel at home during their time at Hospitality House. She is passionate about serving people; however, she is especially fond of “tiny humans”, otherwise known as kids. Kelsie is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management and Leadership, and in her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her church, working on DIY projects, and playing with her puppy, Lucy.
Family Care Coordinator
Fabi has a marvelous customer service history and is passionate about serving others. She earned her Bachelors of Arts from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Christian Counseling and Caregiving. Following graduation, Fabi supported children and their families in overcoming daily challenges as a case manager. She hopes to earn her Master’s degree in the near future. Fabi enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog, Bella.”
Weekend House Manager
Originally a volunteer at Hospitality House, Courtney is now a part of the HHT staff! For the past three years she has volunteered at various organizations, including an early childhood education school. Courtney has a passion for helping children and people in general, and considers herself a kid at heart. She currently takes courses at her local community college and plans to be either a teacher or child psychologist. In her spare time, she likes to write fiction, poems and songs. Courtney is one of six siblings and has one child, her boisterous Labrador retriever, “Boye”.
Development DirectorRhonda joined the Philos Hospitality team in 2017, after having worked for non-profits and ministries for over a decade. She is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and the University of Oklahoma in Social Work. She is the Board Chair for Flourish Ministries and volunteers on the hospitality team at her church. Rhonda is a caregiver, wife and mother. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys backyard gardening, reading, and family time.
Executive AssistantSarah studied Business Administration/Public Relations and Advertising at Oral Roberts University and joined the HHT team in September 2016. It was the heart and mission of Hospitality House of Tulsa that initially attracted Sarah to the position. With an extensive background in nonprofit management and administration, volunteer coordinating, and working in a mission-based environment, she had the opportunity to apply her unique experience to contribute to the mission of Hospitality House of Tulsa. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with family, traveling, having good conversations over good coffee, and working on home projects with her husband, David.
Hotel Extension Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Emily moved to Tulsa, OK in 2015 after earning her degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Montana State University. Looking for a career in the helping field, she had the opportunity to work and volunteer with several non-profits including Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. She joined the Hospitality House of Tulsa staff in July 2016 as the Hotel Extension Program Coordinator. This position has fit perfectly with Emily’s gift of service and a love of working alongside people to better equip them towards a healthier well-being. Hospitality House of Tulsa has taught her how to better practice biblical hospitality inside and out of her own home. Outside of work Emily enjoys serving at her church, working outdoors, and drinking any type of coffee.
Board Of Directors
Chairman of The Board
RETIRED HEALTHCARE CEO
Vice President of The Board
ATTORNEY, GABLE GOTWALS
Secretary of the Board
ARVEST PRIVATE BANK
Treasurer of the Board
PRESTON SMITH CPA
Darrell Byrd, AIA
PROPERTY ARTS, LLC
CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
RETIRED, HILLCREST HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
PREMIER ADVISORS GROUP
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OKLAHOMA
ST. JOHN HEALTH SYSTEM
CEO, HILLCREST SOUTH
US SIGN, INC
Board Of Advisors
G. Les Austin
CYPRESS ENERGY PARTNERS
Dan Beirute, JD
LAW OFFICE OF DAN BEIRUTE, JD
LICENCED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
ARROW HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH
ST. JOHN MEDICAL CENTER
Mary Jo Richards
OKLAHOMA SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGIST
MATRIX SERVICE CO.
Dr. Kent Towsley
Retired, General Surgeon
HILLCREST HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
MONTECITO INVESTMENTS, INC.
Regional Advisory Council
Vice President, Quality & Clinical Initiatives
OKLAHOMA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Chief Executive Officer
HILLCREST HENRYETTA HOSPITAL
Cherokee National Health Services
Chief Executive Officer
CLAREMORE INDIAN HOSPITAL
Chief Executive Officer
INTEGRIS MAYES COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
Chief Executive Officer
MUSKOGEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL