Ministry

Reverend Ed Brock
Interim Minister

See the calendar for Rev. Ed Brock’s office hours. 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 … Continued

Programs

Julie Shum
Director of Religious Education (DRE)

Julie has been a member of our congregation since 2012, a facilitator of membership classes, organizer of the UU folksingers group, and the Religious Education Committee (formerly the Spiritual and Ethical Enrichment Committee, SEEC) teacher and co-chair. She is absolutely delighted to begin a new chapter in her life directing the Religious Education program at … Continued

James Sullivan
Choir Director

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 … Continued

Tommy Thompson
Children's Choir Director

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 … Continued

Chip Williams
Accompanist

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

Administration

Jennie Moffitt
Office Administrator

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! As office manager for a large suburban church in Pennsylvania for 14+ years, Jennie … Continued