Meet Our Staff
Rev. Pat Simpson, Pastor
Pat has been a minister in Seattle since coming in 1998 to work with homeless women at Church of Mary Magdalene and Mary’s Place. She loves serving the University District, the congregation at University Temple, and supporting the ministries happening here.
Rev. Kay Barckley, Deacon
Kay has been with University Temple for many years, having served as deacon since 1997. She has a love for creating liturgy and is a key component of our worship team.
Chris Vincent, Choir Director
Chris joined the University Temple team in early 2016, after many years of conducting choirs and accompanying singers and instrumentalists in the Seattle area and beyond. He also conducts The Market Street Singers in Ballard and the Sound Singers Japanese Choir. Looking for a choir home? Let’s talk.
Howard Wolvington, Organist
Howard Wolvington joined the staff of University Temple as Organist in early 2016. He has served professionally as an organist and choral accompanist since his freshman year of college. He enjoys presenting a wide variety of organ voluntaries, choral accompaniment and hymns, both on the organ and on the piano. Howard has been instrumental in University Temple’s Organ Restoration Project.
Ralph Boylan, Facilities Manager
Saying that he was bored with retirement, Ralph joined University Temple in 2006. He and his team consistently provide exceptional service, keeping our facilities running smoothly. Ralph says he finds serving the many members of the church community to be very rewarding.
Brian Hutchison, Administrative Assistant
Brian joined the University Temple staff in 2016. He is also the pastor of Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church.
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