Staff

Byron Krystad

Byron Krystad

Director of Operations Byron and his family have been members of UUC since 2002. He served on the Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2009, and was Board President during the final year of...
Janine Larsen

Janine Larsen

Director of Ministries As Director of Ministries, Janine oversees church programs and staff who support learning, spiritual deepening, connection, community service and activism. Prior to joining UUC staff in July, 2016, Janine served the...
Felipe Vera

Felipe Vera

Operations Coordinator  Originally from Texas, Felipe relocated to Seattle in January 2017 to begin a new career as UUC’s Operations Coordinator. He will provide full-time support in the center office as we plan for...
Melody Moberg

Melody Moberg

Director of Religious Education Melody is passionate about Unitarian Universalist faith formation, youth ministry, sustainable agriculture, and advocacy for adults with developmental disabilities. Melody received her BA in religious studies and English from Lawrence University...
Chris Budd

Chris Budd

Accountant Chris Budd began working at UUC in June of 2012.  She was originally contracted to work on the audit and continued on to perform the accountant’s duties once the audit was complete.  She...

Justin Almeida

Education Program Coordinator Justin comes from Las Vegas, NV and is currently in seminary at Seattle University’s School of Theology & Ministry working toward a Masters of Divinity in Chaplaincy. He received his BA...
Jorge del Valle

Jorge del Valle

Weekend Custodian Jorge del Valle has been with University Unitarian Church for more than ten years. He is originally from Mexico City.  He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and their son,...
Alberto Sandoval

Alberto Sandoval

Weekend Custodian Alberto Sandoval has been with University Unitarian Church for over four years. He is originally from El Salvador. Alberto works quite a lot, but when he is not working, he enjoys watching...
Susan St. John

Susan St. John

Communications Coordinator Susan St. John is a Seattle native and has been a member of UUC for over 25 years. With an MS in Computer Science, she worked as a software engineer for 16 years...
Luis Figueroa

Luis Figueroa

Weekday Custodian Luis Figueroa works Sunday through Thursday from 2:00-10:00 as the UUC Weekday Custodian. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and is now working on learning Portuguese. When he isn’t working, he...
Karen P. Thomas

Karen P. Thomas

Director of Music Karen P. Thomas, Director of Music, is a conductor and composer, who has served on the UUC staff since 1994. She is also the Artistic Director of Seattle Pro Musica, with whom...
Jacob Finkle

Jacob Finkle

Intergenerational Choir Director Jacob is a graduate student in the Masters program in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington, where he is concurrently working on a Music Education Teaching Certification. He has a...

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