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 his term. In...
Janine Larsen

Janine Larsen, Director of Ministries

Janine oversees church programs and staff who support learning, spiritual deepening, connection & communications, congregational service, and leadership development. Prior to joining UUC staff in July, 2016, Janine served the Unitarian Universalist Association in the...

Jessica Monahan, Office Manager

Jessica is responsible for the operation of the church office, including record keeping, vendor and contract management, supplies and inventories. She manages our technology systems such as phones and computers as well as the...
Chris Budd

Chris Budd, Accountant

Chris 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 became a...
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 in Wisconsin, and...
Aria Curtis

Aria Curtis, Elementary Program Coordinator

Aria found her passion for faith development and family ministry at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship as an Our Whole Lives facilitator and as a preschool teacher for the Bellingham Cooperative School. Aria received her...
Breaus Pulalasi

Breaun Pulalasi, Lead Childcare Provider

Before joining UUC, Breaun worked in early childhood education. She writes, “In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, listening to music, watching cooking channels but most importantly spending time with my family. Every...
Karen P. Thomas

Karen P. Thomas, Director of Music

Karen 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 she has recorded eleven critically-acclaimed CDs, and...
Dwight Beckmeyer

Dwight Beckmeyer, Pianist

Dwight is one of Seattle’s most versatile musicians, performing in the musical theater, choral, symphonic, jazz, gospel and collaborative recital worlds, including frequent appearances with the Seattle Symphony, and more than 50 musical theatre...
Jacob Finkle

Jacob Finkle, Intergenerational Choir Director

Jacob Finkle is proud to serve at the music director of UUC’s Intergenerational Choir. Finkle teaches K-5 General Music at Silver Firs Elementary in Everett, WA. He received a BA in Music from Vassar...
Luis Figueroa

Luis Figueroa, Weekday Custodian

Luis has worked for UUC full-time since 2014. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and is now working on learning Portuguese. When he isn’t working, Luis enjoys spending time with his wife and...
Jorge del Valle

Jorge del Valle, Weekend Custodian

Jorge is our senior custodian, having 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 has been with University Unitarian Church since 2010. He is originally from El Salvador. Alberto works quite a lot, as he holds down a full-time job in addition to his position at UUC,...
Susan St. John

Susan St. John, Communications Coordinator

Susan is a Seattle native and has been a member of UUC for over 30 years. With an MS in Computer Science, she worked as a software engineer for 16 years and then decided...
Nick Barnard

Nick Barnard, Connections Coordinator 

Nick has been a member of UUC since 2007. He has participated in multiple groups at UUC, including Leadership Development Committee, Finance Committee, Social Justice Steering Committee, Coffee Crew, and the emerging Economic Justice...
David Owens at the UUC Soundboard

David Owens, Audio/Visual Technician

David joined UUC staff in 2018 to run the soundboard and slideshow for Sunday Services and special events. A Seattle native, David holds degrees in Music and Political Science from Central Washington University. He...

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