Our Minister and Staff
Reverend Justine Sullivan will be serving as our interim minister, beginning in August 2018. She entered professional ministry after working for 20 years as a social worker and psychotherapist and more recently as a congregational consultant and facilitator. She served as president of her district … read more.
Rev. Charlie Dieterich is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. He moved to Norfolk in 2015 to work as our Developmental Minister. He uses the pronouns he, him and his. He is a trained Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education facilitator and a member of the Unitarian Universalist … read more.
Dr. Brian Brennan joined UCN in March of 2007 and became the DRE that June. Brian graduated from Swarthmore College in 1982 and received his Ph.D. from SUNY-Binghamton in 1994. He has held a variety of jobs in restaurants and bookstores, and has taught English … read more.
Paul Greggs is our Youth Program Coordinator. He has more than 30 years of experience working with youth, children and families. He has a BA in Human Service Counseling and loves the outdoors and outdoor programming activities (canoeing, kayaking, biking, climbing, fishing, boogie boarding, challenge courses). Paul has a … read more.
In 2015, Matthew Griset joined the UCN as its new Music Director. He is a recent graduate of James Madison University with a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Music Industry; Voice being his primary instrument. Dedicated to musical growth within the church’s community, … read more.
Selene ensures that we have child care during our Sunday morning program and for events that request child care. She joined the staff in December of 2013 and quickly fell in love with the community. Her older daughter, Eliza, frequents the RE programs on Sunday mornings, and baby River … read more.
Tracy is the newest member to the staff of UCN. She is an Iowa native transplanted here by way of the U.S. Navy and has lived in Virginia Beach for the last 17 years. She has a degree in journalism from Truman State University and … read more.
Susie Gullixson, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, is our office administrator. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in IT while working full-time as an executive administrator, graduating Cum Laude in 2010. She maintains the church financial records, accounts payable, receivables and payroll, calendars and weekly newsletters and … read more.