Care Team

Pastoral care is an essential and central ministry of University Unitarian Church.

CaringWorking closely with the Rev. Beth Chronister, minister of pastoral care, the Care Team is a group of specially trained volunteers who accompany members and friends through life’s transitions and challenges by offering confidential support and care. The team is available to help welcome a new child into a family, companion someone through cancer treatment, and walk with those in grief or other emotional distress. We offer community connections, hospital visits and a caring, listening presence. By doing so, we seek to strengthen our bonds of humanity and hope.

The purpose of UUC’s Care Ministries is to provide confidential, compassionate and emotional support to members of our church community.  If you or your family are experiencing illness, hardship, or isolation, or are in crisis or in need of support, let us know the best way and time to contact you. More information on our services and how to contact us is below.

2022–2023 Care Team members:

Steve Ellzey headshot

Steve Ellzey

Julie Fanselow headshot

Julie Fanselow

Headshot of Jan Hood

Jan Hood (Co-Chair)

Headshot of Dinah Hartley

Dinah Hartley

Becca Hutcheson headshot

Becca Hutcheson

Headshot of Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Larry Soriano headshot

Larry Soriano

Headshot of Margaret Sutro

Margaret Sutro (Co-Chair)

Contact the Care Team

You may call the Care Team on our confidential, 24-hour message line at (206) 454-7722 or email us at A team member is on call to respond to messages left on the Care Line and our inbox. Both are checked twice per day.