Staff

  • Rev. Munro Sickafoose

    Targeted Co-Minister
    Rev Munro Sickafooose

    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.

    Munro … read more.

  • Rev. Gary Kowalski

    Targeted Co-Minister
    Rev Gary Kowalski

    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.

  • Rev. Leah Ongiri

    Family Ministry & Faith Formation
    Rev Leah Ongiri

    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.

  • 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.

  • Harrison Wendt

    Sunday Morning Learning Coordinator.
    Harrison Wendt

    Harrison Wendt serves as the Sunday Morning Learning Coordinator. He has a strong background in child care, social justice and advocacy work.

    Harrison has previously worked as a Kids’ Camp teacher at Durango 9-R for two years and served on the organizing team for the Southwest … read more.

  • 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.

  • Caesar Sanchez

    Sexton
    picture of Cesar

    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.

  • 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

    Music Coordinator/Choir Director
    Elizabeth Crawford

    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.