Who We Are

Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a thriving, dynamic congregation located in the heart of Denton, Texas. We are a loving, diverse, open fellowship that inspires spiritual growth, encourages ethical actions, seeks truth and has a deep commitment to improving the community and the world by our actions. Affectionately called “DUUF”, we welcome people of diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, financial means, physical abilities and political affiliations. If you have never been to DUUF, or if you haven’t been in awhile, please let us welcome you at one of our Sunday morning services.

Professional Staff:

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Rev. Pam Wat, Minister

Rev. Pam began as Minister at DUUF in September 2010. Pam 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, Pam 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. She 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 Pam’s sermons can be accessed at DUUF Sermon Archive.

Pam is available by appointment Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (and on other days as scheduled). Her writing days are Wednesdays and her Sabbath days are Fridays. Rev. Pam conducts her in-office business at home. Rev. Pam gladly welcomes appointments at the Fellowship or elsewhere around Denton.email


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Diana Forson, Office Administrator

Diana is the person who keeps our administrative office running through the week. In addition to answering our phone, managing our bookkeeping, and coordinating our building use, Diana has been a cheerful presence in our front office since February 2008.
Office Hours:
Tuesday 10AM-3PM
Thursday 10AM-3PM
and by appointment
email
940-566-1286

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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.

Dain Sullivan, Lead Teacher

Dain teaches our Sunday morning classes for pre-kindergarten through 1st graders. He is an elementary special education teacher in Denton ISD, with ten years of teaching experience. He brings a positive and energetic teaching style to our youngest children. Dain lives in Denton with his wife Crystal, daughter Penelope, and son Leo, who are also part of our DUUF community. He is also a musician.

 Board of Trustees:

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Sunnie Palmer, President


 

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Adam Briggle, Vice President


 

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Hal Gibbons, Treasurer


 

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Linda Hapeman, Secretary


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Maureen McDonald, Trustee


 

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Nancy Gaige, Trustee


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Tesa Morin, Past President



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