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About UTemple

Our Team

Rev. Pat Simpson


Embracing the chance to serve the U District and this congregation! 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's been U Temple's pastor since July 2015. Contact:

Kay Barckley


Kay has been with UTemple 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 U Temple team in early 2016, after many years 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


Howard Wolvington joined the staff of UTUMC as Organist in February 2016. He has served professionally as an organist and choral accompanist since his freshman year in college. While working, Howard continued to serve as a church organist and oversaw the design and installation of a new pipe organ. A rich musical heritage exists at UTUMC and Howard has enjoyed presenting a wide variety of organ voluntaries, choral accompaniment and hymns, both on the organ and on the piano, since joining staff. Howard has been instrumental in starting the UTUMC Organ Restoration Project and looks forward to the church’s historic instrument being restored to its potential.

Ralph Boylan

Building Superintendent

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 has found that serving the many members of the church community to be very rewarding.

Brian Hutchison

Administrative Assistant

Brian joined the UTemple staff in November 2016. He is also the pastor of Emerald City Metropolitan Community Church.

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