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General contact information

Unitarian Universalist Society
2355 Oakdale Road
Coralville, IA 52241

319-337-3443
admin@uusic.org

Minister

Rev. Diana Smith : Minister

Rev. Diana Smith

Minister

minister@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Rev. Diana Smith moved to Iowa City and began her settled ministry at UUS in August 2020. Beginning a ministry in the midst of a pandemic, devastating storms, and uprisings is challenging, and yet she is delighted to be here and building a shared ministry with UUS. As UUS's minister, she is responsible for worship and pastoral care, coordinates with UUS's justice teams and public ministries, and serves as head of staff. Learn more

Available:

  • For meetings by appointment
  • Regular work days Sunday through Thursdays

Full-time Staff

Emma Barnum : Congregational Administrator

Emma Barnum

Congregational Administrator

admin@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Emma is responsible for the general management of the operational programs of the UUS office and facilities. Learn more

Available:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm
  • Most Sundays, 9 am to 2 pm- check ahead of time
  • By appointment
Peggy Garrigues : Director of Congregational Life

Peggy Garrigues

Director of Congregational Life

dcl@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Peggy works with visitors and new members, helps with outreach and program development, and supports UUS groups. Learn more

Summer Availability:
  • Tuesdays: 9:30 am to noon
  • Wednesdays: 1 to 4 pm
  • Thursdays: 9:30 am to noon, 1 to 4 pm
  • May be in the office Mondays or Fridays- check ahead of time
  • By Appointment
Jessica Zimmer : Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Jessica Zimmer

Director of Lifespan Religious Education

education@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Jessica oversees education programs and helps families connect at UUS. Learn more

Availability:

  • Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm
  • By appointment

Part-time Staff

Dave Rowe : Online Worship Music Leader

Dave Rowe

Online Worship Music Leader

info@daverowemusic.com

Dave produces music for online services until we're able to hire a new music director and worship again in person. He lives in Portland, Maine, and works remotely. Learn more

Jeff Walberg : Publicity Coordinator

Jeff Walberg

Publicity Coordinator

publicity@uusic.org

Jeff chairs the Publicity Committee, which assists UUS groups in event promotions and manages all public-facing digital and print communications. Learn more

Available:

  • By appointment
Ron Wright : Building Steward

Ron Wright

Building Steward

Contact the Office

Available:

  • By appointment
Nik Jakob : Administrative Assistant

Nik Jakob

Administrative Assistant

admin.assistant@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Nik assists the Congregational Administrator. His main responsibilities are updating monitor announcements, creating orders of service, and record keeping. Learn more

  • Thursdays 11 am to 1 pm
  • Fridays 9 am to 2 pm
  • By appointment
Anna Rode : Childcare Coordinator/Nursery Supervisor

Anna Rode

Childcare Coordinator/Nursery Supervisor

nursery@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Available:

  • Most Sundays during services.

Affiliated Community Minister

Rev. Lois Cole : Affiliated Community Minister

Rev. Lois Cole

Affiliated Community Minister

community.minister@uusic.org

Rev. Lois connects the congregation to her ministry as a hospital chaplain, and occasionally preaches, teaches, or provides other ministerial services to congregational members. Learn more
Available:

  • By appointment