Our Minister and Staff
Rev. Kelly Dignan, Minister
Grounded in a ministry of love and personal connection, Rev. Kelly helps us deepen our spirituality, grow in covenantal relationship with one another, and take our faith into the wider world. Ritual and storytelling are woven into the worship services she leads, and she offers caring support to our members during life transitions of all kinds. She is a mission-oriented and collaborative minister who partners with lay leaders to offer and expand the many programs of the church.
Rev. Kelly earned a Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology and an honors undergraduate degree in Marketing, Psychology and Communication from the University of Michigan. She had a 22-year business career before pursuing Unitarian Universalist ministry.
Rev. Kelly is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Janen Wright, Director of Faith Formation
Janen has a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Organizational Management. She is the mother of five and has worked in several school districts. Janen is committed to all aspects of faith formation and has a special passion for family ministry.
Debra Hammond, Music Director
Debra brings more than twelve years of Unitarian Universalist experience to our exciting, growing ministry. Her creativity and passion span a wide variety of musical styles and traditions. She is committed to making music a vibrant and living part of our Sunday worship services.
Debra began her formal music studies at Westminster Choir College in her home state of New Jersey, and went on to a national career performing leading operatic roles and orchestral works. She has performed as a soloist three times in Carnegie Hall. In 2013 Deborah received the “Excellence in Music” award from the Florida District of the Unitarian Universalist Association for her work with the UU Congregation of Venice, Fla., and the Venice Interfaith Association.
Emily Snyder, Office Administrator
Emily earned a degree in Graphic Design at Champlain College in Burlington, VT and moved to Colorado in 2013. She is an avid hiker and spends most of her free time exploring the Colorado wilderness. She also has a freelance Graphic Design business and is passionate about yoga, making art, live music, and exploring a personal path towards growth and spirituality. She is very excited to join the UUCB team as the Office Administrator.
Abigail Highland, Membership Coordinator
Abigail grew up in the Unitarian Universalist community in Sarasota, Florida, where she attended an arts and performance high school, focusing on her passion for painting, singing, and writing. She moved to Boulder two years ago, where she discovered solace both in nature and on the path of Sufism. She’s currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Human and Cultural Geography. She’s happy to bring her experience and joy to the UU community of Boulder in the position of Membership Coordinator.
Justin Biegger, Youth Coordinator
Justin has a background in Summer camp counseling and Play/Games Studies. He knows the power of play, and when it is incorporated with a faith life, how it can change and inspire lives. Originally from North Carolina, he wandered his way to Boulder. He is here to focus on building the Middle School and High School communities at UUCB.
Rev. Amy Rowland, Affiliated Community Minister
Rev. Dr. Amy Rowland is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister affiliated with our congregation. She is a coach and facilitator and serves as a member of the Ministerial Transitions Team for the Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Amy supports the congregation by providing pastoral care and officiating at weddings and memorial services as requested.
Rev. Barbara Eaton Molfese, Affiliated Community Minister
Rev. Molfese is a retired community minister and chaplain endorsed by our congregation. She serves in cooperation with the parish minister and is currently on the Caring Ministry Team and the Immigration Ministry, and occasionally assists with pastoral care.
Rev. Beckett Coppola, Affiliated Community Minister
Rev. Rebecca C. “Beckett” Coppola was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder and Jefferson Unitarian Church in January 2017. She has been a member of UUCB since 2011, and was the Intern Minister at JUC for the 2014-2015 church year. A native New Englander, Rev. Beckett transplanted to the Front Range of Colorado to study at Naropa University, and she is currently serving in a large hospital system in north-metro Denver as a Chaplain Resident. Rev. Beckett brings a lifelong pursuit of and love for spiritual practice to her ministry, and she looks forward to sharing contemplative living with all whom her ministry is destined to serve.
Renee Loewen, UUCB Bookkeeper
Renee has been our bookkeeper since June 2003. She works closely with our Treasurer, Finance Council, and Board of Trustees, and sends out regular pledge statements to pledging members and friends. She started her business, Bottom Line Bookkeeping and Billing, in 2000.