Who We Are

Welcome to DUUF! We are a church that is about genuine inclusion, depth and joy, reason and spirit. We have been a voice of progressive religion in Denton since 1949, working toward a more just and compassionate world in all of what we do. We have been on the forefront of LGBTQ+ initiatives for decades. We hope that when you come here you will be part of our quest for spiritual growth, ethical action, truth-seeking, and improving the community and the world by our actions.

Professional Staff:

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Rev. Pamela Wat, Minister

Rev. Wat began as Minister at DUUF in September 2010. She has a B.F.A. in Related Arts with a concentration in Dance from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Creative Arts/Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University and a Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to the Fellowship, she served as a hospice and hospital Chaplain. She volunteers with OUTreach Denton, a program creating resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied people in Denton, and she offers her leadership to local interfaith efforts. Rev. Wat lives in Denton with her spouse Erik and their cats Happy and Ravioli and dog Clyde. Pam enjoys running, reading, and playing ukulele…but not all at once. Video and audio of some of her sermons can be accessed at DUUF Sermon Archive.

Rev. Wat is available by appointment Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (and on other days as scheduled). Rev. Pam gladly welcomes appointments at the Fellowship or elsewhere around Denton. Contact her by phone (940-566-1286 ext. 12) or email.


Jennifer Collins, Office Administrator

Jennifer keeps our administrative office running through the week. In addition to answering our phone, managing our bookkeeping, and coordinating our building use, Jennifer has been a cheerful presence in our front office since November 2017.
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9AM-2PM
To contact her call 940-566-1286 ext. 11 or email

Rachel Goodman, Lead Teacher

Rachel teaches our Sunday morning classes for 2nd through 5th graders and our middle school youth group. Rachel earned a B.S. in Health Promotion with a concentration in Development and Family Studies and a teaching certification from UNT. After teaching in both Austin and East Texas as a PE/Health educator and coach, she is excited to be back in Denton and to have this unique opportunity with DUUF. She enjoys spending time with her spouse Nicole, hiking with her dog Reba, playing sports, dancing, drawing, reading, and watching movies. Rachel strives to always have a positive attitude and hopes to teach her students to do the same. To contact Rachel call 940-566-1286 ext. 15 or email.

Kyndal DeBruin, Lead Teacher

Kyndal is originally from Grand Prairie TX, and moved to Denton to pursue her education. She is currently wrapping up her M.A. in Sociology at Texas Woman’s University and will begin her PhD in Sociology this fall. She and her husband Miles became members at DUUF in April 2017, and began working with the children’s programs shortly after. Kyndal has volunteered at Parent’s Night Out, Middle School Youth Group, and is also certified to teach the High School OWL program. She and her husband Miles love to spend time with their two dogs as well as cooking and working out together. To contact Kyndal call 940-566-1286 ext. 17 or email.


Board of Trustees:

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Adam Briggle, President


Nancy 2016 web

Nancy Gaige, Vice President


Hal 2016 web

Hal Gibbons, Treasurer


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Sunnie Palmer, Past President


Brett Kellerstedt, Trustee

Tracey Gray, Trustee

Lauren Coker, Secretary

You can contact the Board of Trustees by email.