Interim Minister, Rev. A.J. Galazen
Rev. A.J. comes to us from Cornucopia, Wisconsin. His call to ministry is concentrated in three areas: worship, healing, and transformation.
Worship is the work of the people, building bridges of meaning between theologies. Worship opens deep themes of spirituality and social justice while responding to the needs of the congregation and the community.
Healing is the path that promotes recovery and peace. Healing supports both personal and communal forgiveness. A healing focus helps people create lives of integrity and joy.
Transformation is the way that the Spirit of Life moves with mystery and grace through our world. Life is change, and in its transitions, we find questions, grief, laughter and love. Life is a gift, and we are blessed by sharing our lives and stories in beloved community.
Congregational Administrator, Jennifer Collins
By appointment; Available by phone and email Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
To contact Jennifer call 940-566-1286 ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer brings a wide range of experience to her position as congregational administrator. In this position Jennifer is called to create systems of engagement and facilitate effective communication within and beyond DUUF. She manages communications, calendars, facilities, and acts as a financial assistant to the Treasurer. Jennifer administers and coordinates staff and volunteer processes and provides administrative support to LFD, membership, and worship teams.
Jennifer utilizes her skills in community organizing that she brings with her from her leadership and involvement in public school activism and local and district PTA. Before leaving full-time employment to focus on raising her two children, she had two professional careers, one in banking and one in organizational development, both of which provided experience which is invaluable in her current role.
Jennifer started with DUUF in November 2017. She enjoys the combination of technical expertise, collaboration, and creativity that her job entails. She is passionate about making a difference in the world and is grateful for the opportunity to support an organization that lets her live her values through her work.
Religious Educator, Kyndal DeBruin
To contact Kyndal call 940-566-1286 ext. 17 or email@example.com
Kyndal is originally from Grand Prairie TX, and moved to Denton to pursue her education. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Master of Arts in Sociology. She and her husband Miles became members at DUUF in April 2017, and began working with the children’s programs shortly after.
Lead Teacher, Victoria Cramer
Victoria is originally from Benbrook, TX, but moved after High School to attend college in Ohio, New Mexico, and California via Maryland. She has a BA in Literature and Psychology, a MAT in Elementary Education, and 10 years of experience teaching Special Education. She is currently teaching the Pre-K program at Houston Elementary.
Victoria is excited to join DUUF as a 2-5 Sunday morning teacher, and for the chance to focus on a more open, child-directed style of education that focuses on big ideas and helps foster self-growth and examining and exploring the world. In her spare time, she loves to continue exploring the world with her son Ezra and husband Tommy.
Board of Trustees
To contact the Board call 940-566-1286 ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Susan Schlueter
Vice President, Marisa Abbe
Past President, Charles Ways
Treasurer, Danna Getske
Secretary, Kelly Caster
Trustee At Large, Crystal Sullivan
Trustee At Large, Allison High