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2022-2023 Board Slate Biographies

President: Joyce Langenegger

Joyce has been a UUCBV member since 2012. She served on the Board from 2013-2018. She also served on the Sacred Space Team, the Membership Committee, the Social Justice and Ministry for the Earth Committee, and participates in Covenant Group. Though raised a Southern Baptist, she has always been a Unitarian Universalist in spirit. Joyce and her husband Kirk Hamilton live out in the country. Joyce is the Executive Director for Academic Success at Blinn College, where she also teaches government. Joyce is the co-author of Practicing Texas Politics, a college-level introduction to Texas politics.

President Elect: Brian Lockridge

Brian Lockridge (He/Him) is a Dad, Husband, Nurse, Case Manager, Soccer fan, and Humanist Pagan Unitarian Universalist. He has been a Unitarian Universalist for about 15 years. Brian is passionate about Unitarian Universalism and its power to change the World as well as Brazos Valley UU’s power to change Texas. Brian has served Brazos UU as a part of its ministerial search team, a delegate to the UUA General Assembly for 2 years and is currently serving as a Board Member at Large for the Church.

Past President: Molly Hagan-Ward

Molly Hagan-Ward digs being part of such a groovy church and is very excited about the possibilities that lie before us! She is mama to Eli, 15 and Juna, 13, and her partner Jason brings Payden, 21, Kenley, 16 and Carson, 14 to the bunch. You can catch her at the Farm Patch on Fridays and landscaping the rest of the week. She’s looking forward to a great year!

Secretary: Pam Johnson

I served for three years on the Board as a member-at-large, president for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, and last year's secretary. I grew up in Troy, NY, but I have lived in Texas for over twenty years; I do not miss the cold winters. I have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, a new grandson & a 90-lb rescue Shepard-Boxer mix named Bayz. My husband and I moved to College Station in 2014 as empty nesters but with our former dog, Sasha. I became a member of the Brazos UU almost immediately. Since joining, I became very involved in the MSJE, RE for All Ages, Sunday Services and Fundraising. I retired in April of 2018 as a physician after 30+ years of practice.

Treasurer: Gaye Webb

Gaye Webb has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1995 when she joined First UU Church in Houston. She was raised in the Southern Baptist faith as a preacher's kid. She has been an active member and leader at UUCBV since 2008. During the last 28 years, she has accumulated years of experience as a leader in multiple areas of congregational life -- at UUCBV, First UU Houston, and the UUA district and regional levels. Her education and work experience have been in the areas of business management and finance which positions her well for the office of Treasurer of the congregation.

At-Large Members:

  • Olga Kuchment,

Olga Kuchment has been a voting member of UUCBV since 2019 and unofficially a part of the congregation since 2017. Since finding UUCBV, she has been grateful for this welcoming community and has looked for ways to support it. A love of coffee, snacks, and providing people with coffee and snacks quickly steered Olga toward becoming a Radical Hospitality volunteer. She has served as organizer of the Radical Hospitality Team since 2020. In 2022, Olga along with four others, served on a Call Process Task Force regarding calling Rev. Kiya to settled ministry.

  • Lucy Deckard,

Lucy Deckard grew up living part-time with her devout Southern Baptist grandparents and part-time with her equally emphatic atheist single father – the perfect foundation for a future UU. She was introduced to Unitarian Universalism by a college friend and realized then that she had found her people. She and her husband, Terry, were married in the downtown Houston UU Church, and they attended UU Churches in Fort Worth, Delaware, and Santa Monica as they moved around for graduate school and early jobs. When Terry was looking for a faculty position, many in small rural college towns, the first thing Lucy did was get online to find out if they had a UU Church nearby. She reasoned that if they had a UU Church, she could survive there. That said, she still vetoed Fargo, North Dakota. Terry, Lucy and their two (then small) children moved to College Station in 2000 and immediately joined the UU Fellowship of the Brazos Valley, as it was called then. Their kids grew up going to RE and church, and those experiences gave them a strong foundation to deal with the fundamentalist environment they often encountered elsewhere in the community with equanimity and humor. Lucy served on the RE Committee, OWL Training Committee, and the Caring Committee. After having to step

away from active church membership for 12 years due to caregiving responsibilities, Lucy is excited to be able to get back to regular attendance, and to try to give back to the church that has made such a difference in her and her family’s lives.

  • Ivy Chatwin

Ivy Chatwin is new to the UU scene after growing up LDS, but not new to leading classes, performing music, or serving on committees geared toward children's instruction or group activities. She also brings intersectional experiences with neurodivergence, chronic illness, and LGBT+ issues to the table, brightened by enthusiasm for music, art, science, and the great outdoors. She considers herself a Buddhist, Humanist, or Atheopagan depending on the light, and hopes her input will be helpful as we balance the steadying influence of tradition with the flexibility required to meet the quickly-changing needs of younger generations.

  • Nicole Rowlette

Nicole Rowlette began attending UUCBV in the Summer of 2022. She has been a member of various Christian churches since childhood. Nicole moved to Bryan in Summer 2021 with her partner, dog, and cat. She is a wastewater treatment engineer and spends her free time reading and gardening.

Nominating Committee:

  • Darbi Lockridge

My name is Darbi Lockridge, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I’ve been a pagan-practicing, evangelical Unitarian Universalist for about 15 years. My family and I live in Montgomery, Texas and are happy to make the commute to UUCBV because we enjoy working toward liberation with this community. I believe that Unitarian Universalism can change the world, and I look forward to continuing that work here with you all!

  • Joe Castiglioni

Joe Castiglioni became a Unitarian more than twenty years ago. Before then he spent some years seeking answers that the religion of his early years could not provide. During his time as a member of the UUCBV he has served in several positions, including Board Member and Secretary, Membership Committee, Caring Committee and others.

  • Alice Scott

Alice is a lifelong born and raised Texasn. She has a lifelong-Catholic background and is fairly new to the UUCBV community. She has more understanding and tolerance regarding other religions and beliefs. She feels like she has grown spiritually, and her faith is stronger and is inspired by this all-inclusive church community.

  • Jerry Wagnon

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