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General contact information

Unitarian Universalist Society
2355 Oakdale Road
Coralville, IA 52241

319-337-3443
admin@uusic.org

Ministers

Rev. Diane Dowgiert : Interim Minister

Rev. Diane Dowgiert

Interim Minister

minister@uusic.org
319-337-3443 or 520-465-8804

Rev. Diane began a two-year position in 2018 to help the congregation transition to its next settled minister. She also leads worship services, oversees staff, and is available for pastoral care. Learn more

Available:

  • Tuesdays through Thursdays 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • By appointment
Rev. Diana Smith : Minister (August 1st, 2020)

Rev. Diana Smith

Minister (August 1st, 2020)

uuscandidate@gmail.com

Rev. Diana Smith will be joining us as our settled minister in August of 2020.

Rev. Lois Cole : Community Minister

Rev. Lois Cole

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

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

Gloria Corbin : Music Director

Gloria Corbin

Music Director

music@uusic.org
319-337-3443

Gloria directs the UUS Adult Choir and House Ensemble. She also provides assistance to other ensembles, works with children in religious education, and helps coordinate music events at UUS. Learn more

Available:

  • Tuesdays: 12 to 3 pm
  • Thursdays: 9 am to 2 pm, 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Sundays: 8 am to 1 pm
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.
Aura Strohschein : Accompanist

Aura Strohschein

Accompanist

accompanist@uusic.org

Available:

  • By appointment