Rev. Tobey grew up in Midwest City, Oklahoma. After working as a paralegal in law offices for ten years, she followed a calling to ordained ministry. Rev. Tobey graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma with a degree in Organizational Leadership (Business). She continued her education by a Master of Divinity Degree from Phillips Seminary, Tulsa,Oklahoma., and later completed her doctoral work at Phillips Seminary. She received a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Leadership with an emphasis in homiletic (preaching) in 2015.
She has served in the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist church since 2000. Previous appointments include Canton, Union City/Cogar, Pond Creek, Cushing, and Vinita. Her passion in ministry are in preaching and teaching. She teaches a class called EQUIP which teaches preaching to lay preachers and local pastors in the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Tobey is married to Mike, and together they have three grown children: Garrison and his wife, Holly, who live in Stillwater; Briana, who lives in Oklahoma City; and Chelsea, currently residing in Puerto Rico.