Our Ministerial Search Committee has begun its work.

Ministry

Reverend Ed Brock

Reverend Ed Brock has been our interim minister since August, 2016. He grew up in Fairfield, Alabama, during the tumultuous Civil Rights era. Although his path and ours wouldn’t merge for decades to come, those were formative years for him as well as our church, which was very active in the struggle for Civil Rights…Continued

Rev. Ed Brock, Ruth Vann Lillian and Jennie Moffitt
from left to right, Office Administrator Jennie Moffitt, Rev. Ed Brock, and Director of Religious Education Ruth Vann Lillian

Programs

Interim Director of Religious Education Ruth Vann Lillian

A graduate of Birmingham-Southern College(English Literature), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Master of Arts Education in Counseling) and the Iliff School of Theology(Master of Divinity), Ruth served 11 years in parish ministry in the United Methodist Church (including Religious Education supervision)…Continued

Choir Director James Sullivan

We are truly fortunate to have James Sullivan as our choir director since 2013. His love for choir directing came early in life when he was unexpectedly given the choir directing position at his home church in north Georgia as a freshman in college. James instantly fell in love with choir directing and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia…Continued

Children’s Choir Director Tommy Thompson

Tommy is a Birmingham native with long ties to the local musical scene. He originally studied music at the University of Alabama, playing with the Million Dollar Band, singing operatic tenor roles, and performing as an oboist with local symphonic groups. After detours through other careers in the culinary arts and pediatric nursing, he returned to music, earning degrees in choral music education and speech pathology at the University of Montevallo…Continued

our music staff
Our music staff: children’s choir accompanist, pianist, choir director, and children’s choir director

Accompanist Chip Williams

Chip Williams, a Birmingham native and Alabama School of Fine Arts alum, completed undergraduate and graduate piano studies at Carnegie Mellon University where he studied with Ralph Zitterbart and Sergey Schepkin. Besides serving as pianist for UUCB, Chip is also the Manager of Marketing & Social Media, and often Keyboardist, for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra…Continued

Children’s Choir Accompanist Carmen Williams

Carmen Williams is a classical pianist, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  She’s a senior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where she majors in piano with Dr. Lucy DeSa. Carmen has been playing piano for 8 years and has earned several awards for her solo performances…Continued

Administration

Office Administrator Jennie Moffitt

Our office administrator, Jennie Moffitt, and her husband, Ed, moved to Birmingham recently from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a new job opportunity for Ed. They have three grown children still living in PA, so visits to the north are as often as possible!…Continued