Worship at UChurch
Vision and Mission
Children, Youth & Young Adults
Rev. Julian DeShazier, Senior Pastor
Julian is a Morehouse College/Univ. of Chicago Divinity School alum, known to many as hip hop artist "J.Kwest." (Click name to read Pastor Julian's full bio)
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Jean Newcomer, Church Administrator
Jean manages the office and so much more...she brings 30+ years of nonprofit experience and wisdom
Charles Thomas Hayes, Music Director
Charles is committed to sharing his gift of music as an active part of worship to spread God’s love and to inspire others.
Ramona Gant Bamgbose, Youth Director
Ramona is passionate about creating safe and fun spaces for young folks to form and share their faith.
Vince Cole, Housing Director
Vince is an ordained deacon and real estate professional who advocates and provides oversight of the church building.
Joe Brown, Maintenance
Joe is a wizard at repairs, and his ministry extends far beyond this building. Ask him about a service project or "Real Men Read"
Callie Patikas, Nursery
Callie is a licensed caregiver who manages our nursery. Kids BEG their parents to come to church to be with her.
Rev. Erica Weathers, Student
Erica is a MDiv student from Chicago Theological Seminary
Richard Mayo, Student
Richard is a MDiv student at McCormick Theological Seminary
Diamond Mitchell, Nursery
Diamond is a licensed caregiver who loves our children and helps lead our Sacred Circle program for 3-5 year olds