The Executive Team (ET) is responsible for the operations of the church. The ET is made up of the Minister, the Business Manager, a program staff member and a lay member of the congregation. Each member of the ET has a portfolio covering operational areas of the church, including Worship, Facilities, Children’s Religious Education, Personnel, and more.

We also have a large number of teams, committees and groups of volunteers who execute many of the tasks associated with running a church. You can learn more about these groups and teams, here. You can also read about our charter requirements for church committees, here.

The Executive Team reports to the Board of Trustees. You can learn more about our governance model, here. If you would like to view our reports, please click here.

For church year 2019-2020 the ET is made up of:

Rev. Pamela Wat

Rev. Wat served the Denton, Texas, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship from 2010 until 2018, first as a contract minister and then as the fellowship’s first called minister in its 64-year history....

Marina VanRenssen

Marina VanRenssen

Executive Team: Finance, Personnel, Building and Grounds, Rentals, Communications

Marina VanRenssen joined the staff as Business Manager in September 2007. She manages the business and finances of the office, supervises staff, and is the staff liaison for several executive...

Randy Windle

Denominational Growth, Art Gallery, Safer Congregations

Randy Windle and his family discovered First Unitarian Church when they were church shopping with their two small children, having been told elsewhere that they sounded like Unitarians. It has...

Doyle Dobbins

Doyle Dobbins has been a member of First Unitarian Church since 1973, over forty-five years. During these years he’s been active in the Church in many different programs, participated in...