Ministry

Rev Munro Sickafooose

Rev. Munro Sickafoose
Targeted Co-Minister

Munro received his M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry, and serves as a community minister with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe. He co-ministers with the Rev. Gary Kowalski at the Unitarian Congregation of Taos and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango.

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Rev Gary Kowalski

Rev. Gary Kowalski
Targeted Co-Minister

A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Divinity School, Reverend Gary Kowalski has served congregations from coast to coast in a career spanning forty years. He and Rev. Sickafoose are currently co-ministers in Taos, New Mexico in addition to serving the UU Fellowship of … read more.

Faith Formation

Rev Leah Ongiri

Rev. Leah Ongiri
Family Ministry & Faith Formation

Rev. Leah Ongiri is honored to serve as the half-time family ministry coordinator for the 2021-22 program year. She is a lifelong UU Jew who has been a child, member, lay leader, staff member, and/or minister at UU congregations in Oregon, Washington, California, New Jersey, Wisconsin, … read more.

Programs

Jeanne MacKenzie
Office Administrator

Jeanne joined UU Fellowship of Durango in June of 2017 and was looking forward to the opportunity to work with Rev. Katie. She brings a strong background in organization/planning, administrative support, and computer skills. Although not a Colorado native she found her way here from … read more.

Shannon Beaver
Connections Coordinator

Shannon joined the staff at UUFD in September of 2018 as Connections Coordinator. She brings to this position several years of experience in a church setting and extensive work in the areas of membership, nurture and outreach. She relocated to Durango three years ago from … read more.

Marilyn Garst
Classical Pianist & Artistic Director, concert series

Marilyn Garst holds three degrees in music including a Ph.D.  She spent most of her career teaching and performing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas and at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  She is the classical pianist and founding artistic director of UUFD’s annual … read more.

Elizabeth Crawford

Elizabeth Crawford
Music Coordinator/Choir Director

Elizabeth has been a community musician for many years, singing, playing flute, piccolo, guitar, mandolin/mandola, and directing church and community choirs. She performs with Durango Chamber Singers, Durango Choral Society, and Southwest Civic Winds. She is founder and executive director of the Durango Chamber Singers. … read more.

Lawrence Nass
Contemporary Pianist

Lawrence believes that music is a bridge to all good things. He has been an active musician, performer and piano instructor in the Durango area since 1990. He has opened shows for jazz artists Mose Allison and Maynard Ferguson and performed duets with Native American … read more.

Operations

Tricia Bayless
Finance Clerk

Tricia has been a member of UUFD since 2003 and values its guiding principles. She served twice on the Board as secretary and member at large and has also been on the Sunday Service, Music, Caring, Frolic and Nominating Committees. She has enjoyed being a … read more.

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Caesar Sanchez
Sexton

Caesar brings a palpable exuberance to the facilities and space of our Fellowship. You’ll see his smile during the week, or on Sundays during coffee hour.