ITLOTC 5-5-17


(In The Life Of The Church) 


Leadership Team Meeting Report


The Leadership Team meeting met this past Sunday night and at that meeting a few things were done. 


A report on annual reviews of staff was given by HR team rep. Mathew Crawford.  No one is being fired or put on probation.  All in all we have a good squad. 

  • Amy is stepping down as our office manager on May 19th.  
  • Emmy Edwards was approved as our interim office manager.  
  • We hope to have a new person hired by June 1st.  
  • The search committee is made up of 5 people.  A staff rep., HR rep., lead team rep., and to lay members selected by the lead team.  That committee is Taylor Post, Rob Engblom, Adam Winn, Taylor Torregrossa, and Jeff Walter.  


The annual budget was approved as proposed by finance team.  That budget can be viewed on request.  Please email for a copy of the budget.   Any questions about financial concerns at UBC can be directed at any finance team member or leadership team member listed at the bottom of the newsletter. 

Scholarship Recipients

In compliance with the BGCT the leadership team approved all ministry scholarship applicants. 


As many of you know, Toph has been leading a committee to investigate Ownership and Accountability.  This committee was originally formed in response the larger question: what does it mean to belong to/be a member of UBC?  That team has compiled a document that maps out three levels of involvement.  Leadership team worked through this document and Toph and his team are taking it to the next phase which will address implementation strategies.  

Town Hall Debrief

Our April town hall addressed the issue of space and the future use of space at UBC.  The leadership team talked about what was discussed and heard at that meeting.  These are the three actionable steps that were decided on by leadership team. 

  1.  we will bring in a architect/designer to help us assess our current space. 
  2.  we will contact the city and investigate the cost and possibility of shutting down Flint St. between 17th and 18th st. 
  3.  the leadership team is going to meet with full time staff this Sunday, 5-7-17, after church to further discuss space, aesthetic and ethos concerns.  

If you have any further questions or concerns about what was discussed at leadership team, please feel free to contact myself or any of the leadership team members. 

Thailand Partnership Help

Our team is heading out on Sunday, May 14th, and one of our partners asked that we would bring American Board games.  If you would like to help out, bring a new or used board game to church on Sunday.  We are looking for games like Monopoly, Life, CandyLand, etc….  No card games, simply board games.  If you have any questions, please email

Office Manger Search

UBC is looking for a new office manager.  Our friend and collogue Amy Smith Carman is moving on to do Ph.D. work at TCU.  Congratulations Amy!  We are proud of you and grateful for your contributions to the UBC staff and the larger church.  Person's interested in applying can find a job description and application here

Pastoral Associates

UBC is now accepting applications for the pastoral associate program.  You can read more about the program and find the information needed to apply by clicking  here

Work is Worship

Greeters: Walters

Coffee Makers: Emmy/Stephen 

Mug Cleaners: Dilan B. 

Money Counter: Anna Tilson


Do you have an emergency and need to talk to a pastor? 

254 413 2611

Leadership Team

If you have a concern or an idea for UBC that you’d like to share with someone that is not on staff, feel free to contact one of our leadership team members. 

Chair- Jon Davis:

Byron Griffin:

Stan Denman:

Adam Winn:

Bridget Heins:

Sharyl Loeung:

Emma Wood:

Student Position: Samuel Moore:

Student Position: Leah Reed:

UBC Finance Team

Do you have a question about UBC’s financial affairs? Please feel free to contact any of your finance team members.

Josh McCormick:

Hannah Kuhl:  

Justin Pond:

Anna Tilson:

Doug McNamee:


If you have concerns about staff and would like contact our human resources team, please feel free to email any of the following members.

Maxcey Blaylock:

Mathew Crawford:

Rob Engblom:

Ross Van Dyke:

Jared Gould: