Ministry

Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter
Senior Minister

214.884.1204  •  dkanter@dallasuu.org >>> Daniel came to Texas in 2001 from Boston to serve the church.  After holding an Associate position he was called to the Senior Minister role in 2009. Daniel has a B.A. in Psychology and Asian Area Studies from the University of Vermont, a Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for … Continued

Rev. Aaron White
Associate Minister

214.884.1210  •  awhite@dallasuu.org >>> Aaron was born and raised in the DFW Metroplex. He received a B.A. in religion and theatre from Austin College in 2004, studied abroad in Scotland and England, and earned his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2007. After returning home to serve congregations in Texas, he was called to serve … Continued

Rev. Beth Dana
Minister of Congregational Life

214.884.1202  •  bdana@dallasuu.org >>> Beth came to First Unitarian Church of Dallas in June 2013 as Sabbatical Minister. She returned for another Sabbatical Ministry in August 2014, continued as Minister of Spiritual Life & Community Involvement, and became Minister of Congregational Life in November 2015, the same month the congregation ordained her into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. … Continued

Staff

Donald Krehbiel
Director of Music & Organist

214.884.1214  •  dkrehbiel@dallasuu.org >>> Don is a member of the Worship and Public Presence Team and oversees all aspects of the music program, including staff management and selection of music and musicians for most Sunday services and special musical events. Don also directors our adult choirs. He is responsible for the program’s vitality and continuing … Continued

Jean Ann Powers
Director of Pastoral Care

214.884.1211  •  japowers@dallasuu.org >>> Jean Ann directs our Pastoral Care Ministry which supports and cares for the congregation through all phases of life’s journeys, from birth to death. Jean Ann’s daily work for the church includes management of the volunteer care teams, guidance and support of lay leadership, referrals for congregants, and coordinated work with … Continued

Lillian Drab-Braddick
Director of Adult Ministries

214.884.1222  •  ldrab-braddick@dallasuu.org >>> Lillian is a member of the Congregational Life team and leads the Adult Ministries of the Church, including the High School Youth Group: our Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU), Young Adults group for 20s-30s and Sunday classes for adults.

Karen Lewis
Director of Children’s Ministries

214.884.1203  •  klewis@dallasuu.org >>> Karen is a member of the Congregational Life team, guiding children, teens, and adults in their spiritual exploration, faith development, and understanding of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist by providing opportunities for participation and leadership in Sunday morning programs and special events. If you’d like to know more about the … Continued

Fritz Kuehn
Director of Creative Development

214.884.1216  •  fkuehn@dallasuu.org >>> Fritz is a member of the Worship and Public Presence team and overseas the creative development of our communications technology infrastructure, production capabilities, and audio visual content. This includes production of church videos and digital screen content, sanctuary lighting design, buildout and maintenance of the First Unitarian Church website and YouTube channel, and … Continued

Suzi Hall
Director of Promotions and Public Relations

214.884.1219  •  shall@dallasuu.org >>> Suzi develops and manages brand strategy and communication plans for church programs, worship, and special events, directs our social media presence, edits church-wide digital and print publications including the Dallas Unitarian Weekly e-news, and works with our ministers and staff to manage and grow First Unitarian’s public presence

Sharon Thompson
Director of Membership and Hospitality

214.884.1230  •  sthompson@dallasuu.org >>> Sharon is a member of the Congregational Life team and oversees the new member and visitor processes, working with ushers, greeters, parlor hosts, and Inquirer’s facilitators and the class itself. She supports Circles small-group ministry and works with staff and ministers to develop and implement Faith Forward: From Visitor to Leader in our … Continued

Natalie Earl
Manager of Adult Ministries

214.884.1220  •  nearl@dallasuu.org >>> Natalie takes part in course and event planning and development for YRUU, Young Adult and Adult Education offerings. She is also responsible for the communication for each of these departments to keep congregants in the know about all of the spiritual development opportunities we have on campus. Natalie is here Monday-Thursday, on … Continued

Barbara Eidt
Resource Manager • Operations | Sustainabiity

214.884.1201  •  beidt@dallasuu.org >>> Barbara is a member of the Administrative/Accounting Team and processes all the pledges, donations and gifts from members and friends of First Unitarian Church of Dallas.

Martha Norton
Children’s Ministries Coordinator

Martha supports the Sunday School teachers and our exuberant children by providing supplies, crafts, activities and fun while reinforcing our values of “Open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands.” Martha is available Monday-Thursday 10:30-3:30, and Sunday 9:00-1:30.

Jesus Mura
Facilities Manager

Jesus is in charge of the church’s facilities, working with outside contractors and vendors to maintain and improve our campus’ buildings, landscaping, cleaning crews, control systems, and security. Jesus also manages the set-up of special events, classes, and church programs

Taylor Goodrich
Office Manager

Taylor splits her time between supporting the Director of Music and the Director of Pastoral Care. Her responsibilities in music include working with our choirs and maintaining the music library. Her responsibilities in pastoral care include managing pastoral care information and documentation, working with volunteer teams, and supporting special programs and events.

Nohemi Reynoso
Congregational Life Assistant

Nohemi provides administrative support to the Director of Membership & Hospitality. She works with the Inquirers Series, hospitality and welcoming visitors, and the membership process.

Alan Dyer
Assoc. Director of Music

Alan is principle support to the Music Director, filling in whenever necessary, and also plays organ and piano for services, as well as accompaniment for singers and other performers.

Amy Seltzer
Primary Choir Director

Amy is choir director for our youngest choir members, teaching them the songs that they will perform during special worship services. She teaches them to follow direction, how to sing with others in a choir, and then leads them in stealing the hearts of every audience when they perform.

Brenda Johnson
Childcare Coordinator

Brenda coordinates childcare for events taking place at church. Childcare must be requested in advance. You can request childcare for church events by clicking here and then completing and submitting the form at least three days in advance of the event.