Ministry Team

Rev. Wendy Williams
Senior Minister

A native of Wisconsin, Wendy came to Colorado following a six-year ministry in Flagstaff, Arizona. Through a strong shared ministry, that congregation grew in membership, commitment, and identity. Prior to entering the ministry, Wendy practiced law for 15 years. That experience is evident in her … read more.

Rev. Eric Banner
Associate Minister

Eric hails from Manhattan, Kansas, and lives in Denver with his wife, Emily, and his daughters, Olivia, Julia and Maia. His first career was an environmental scientist specializing in water quality. Prior to coming to JUC, Eric served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley, … read more.

Rev. Keith Arnold
Minister of Music

Keith has served at Jefferson Unitarian Church since 1997. Keith earned a doctorate in the history and performance of choral music from the University of Colorado. He has led Unitarian Universalist music ministry programs in Nashville, Tennessee; Boulder, and Golden..Under his direction, the JUC Choir … read more.

Jules Jaramillo
Director of Religious Education

Jules Jaramillo comes to Jefferson Unitarian Church with much experience and excitement for religious education.  She has been religious educator since 2006 and has a special love for family ministry and creating a place of belonging in our church community and faith for young people. … read more.

Jenny McCready
Intern Minister

A native of southwest Denver, Jenny spent her young adult years building ecovillages in Virginia, California, Missouri, England, and Ireland. After returning to the US in 2002, she got married and discovered her spiritual home at First Universalist Church of Denver. Jenny heard the call … read more.

Rev. Ruth Rinehart
Community Minister

Ruth and her family joined Jefferson Unitarian Church in 2009, where she enjoyed realizing she was a “church lady.”  She recognized her call to ministry in 2012, and was ordained here at JUC in 2016.  After serving as Assistant Minister at Boulder Valley UU Fellowship … read more.

Rev. Robert T. Latham
Minister Emeritus

Robert is a native Texan, having been born in Wichita Falls. He grew up in the Southern Baptist tradition. He began preaching at the age of 13, was leading revival meetings during his mid-teens and was ordained at age 18. Robert has a bachelor’s degree … read more.

Rev. Nadine Swahnberg
Community Minister

Nadine was ordained as a Community Minister by Jefferson Unitarian Church in 2000 and has served a ministry of pastoral counseling. She earned the Fellow level in American Association of Pastoral Counselors in 2006 and was honored for “spearheading the development” of the Code … read more.

Music Ministry Team

Adam Revell
Pianist/Assistant Choir Director

Adam began playing the piano in 1978. He was trained classically and competed and performed throughout his childhood. He received his bachelor of music degree in piano performance in 2002 from CU Boulder, where he studied with Doris Lehnert, Robert Spillman, and David Korevaar. He … read more.

Sarah Billerbeck
Director of Music for Children & Youth

Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Maryland. She also holds a Level III Orff Schulwerk certificate. Sarah has taught music to people of all ages from babies to adults in public schools and in various churches. She is the … read more.

Laura Lizut

Mrs. Laura Lizut, MM, started taking formal piano lessons at age 9 and starting accompanying choirs in high school. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at Northern Arizona University and Masters of Music at Illinois State University. She has received scholarships, assistantships, and has won … read more.


Carol Wilsey
Business Administrator

Carol Wilsey has been the Administrator since the fall of 2012. She joined JUC in 1995 and held many volunteer roles prior to being employed here (initially as the Assistant to the Administrator, part-time beginning in 2003). She has a master of nonprofit management degree … read more.

Darcy Stanton
Communications Manager

Darcy is a Denver native who attended JUC with her grandparents as a child. After moving to the Golden area with her husband and two children, she became a member in 2012. She is overjoyed at the opportunity to use her experience in marketing … read more.

Alexandra Ravenscroft
Religious Education Coordinator

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Alexandra moved to Colorado in 2011 to attend Naropa University for a Masters in Divinity. She graduated in 2015 with an emphasis in eastern and pagan religious history. She is overjoyed to use her religious history knowledge and serve this community … read more.

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