Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle

Senior Minister

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle

Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle, Senior Minister, is a graduate of Phillips Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.), an associate member of the Jesus Seminar, a gifted speaker and committed advocate for social justice. Robin enjoys teaching, preaching and facilitating discussions on faith, theology and social issues. Emergency cell phone–Call the office at 634-0430 and access #5 […]

Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson

Associate Minister

Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson

Paul has been the tenor soloist at University Congregational Church since 1995 and a member since 1998. He joined the staff as the Director of Christian Life in the summer of 2013 and has recently accepted the position of Associate Minister. Paul oversees the life-span education programs at UCC, coordinates the church’s marketing efforts and […]

Heidi Brandenberger

Office Administrator

Heidi Brandenberger

Heidi joined the staff of UCC in January of 2015 as our Office Administrator. Prior to that she worked at the Wichita State University Center for Community Support and Research and at Cargill. Heidi lives in West Wichita and enjoys gardening, outdoor activities and spending time with her family.

Valerie Horn

Bookkeeper

Valerie Horn

Valerie joined the staff of UCC in June of 2015 as our Bookkeeper. Prior to that she worked at Ultra Modern Pool and Patio. Valerie lives near Downtown Wichita and enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her husband, grandchildren and dogs.

    Michael Hanawalt

    Director of Music

    Michael Hanawalt

    Michael Hanawalt is Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University, where he conducts the Concert Chorale, the Women’s Glee Club, and teaches courses in conducting and choral literature.  Prior to his appointment at Wichita State, Dr. Hanawalt served as Visiting Instructor in Music at St. Olaf College, where he conducted the Chapel Choir and […]

    Cyndi Richter

    Wedding Coordinator

    Cyndi Richter

    Cyndi has been a member of UCC since 1999.  Years before working in the church office, Cyndi worked as the church Sexton for about nine months. She enjoyed caring for the church building but another job opportunity came up that she could not turn down. In 2007 Cyndi became part of the staff again, this […]

    Emily Hurt

    Sexton

    Emily Hurt

    Emily has been a member of UCC, with her parents, since 2011. She gave her life over to Christ when she discovered the Ten Commandments in Sunday School at age 11 and thought, “Gee, I should probably follow this!” Besides her duties as Sexton, Emily also enjoys Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Yoga, reading her father’s […]

    Anna Duxler

    Sunday School Teacher

    Anna Duxler

    Anna Duxler is a Sunday School Teacher at University Congregational Church

    Megan Lovely

    Sunday School Teacher

    Megan Lovely

    Megan Lovely is a Sunday School Teacher at University Congregational Church

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