Charlie Dieterich

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 Trauma Response Ministry.  He says, “On Sunday morning people come … Continued

Brian Brennan
Director of Religious Education

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 and Writing in colleges and high schools. Since 1989 he … Continued

Paul Greggs
Youth Coordinator

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 strong compassion for getting the youth involved in social justice … Continued

Matt Griset
Music Director

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, Matthew plans service music, directs our community chorus, accompanies services, … Continued

Selene Spelts
Child Care Coordinator

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 enjoys being with the nursery with the younger children. Selene … Continued

Tracy Brune
Communication Coordinator

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 her professional background is in newspapers, both as an editor … Continued

Susie Gullixson
Office Administrator

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 orders of service. Serving as the building use manager, she … Continued