The Rev. Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie Cooper hails from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and she joined the UBC family in spring of 2014. Stephanie graduated from Georgetown College in 2007 with a B.A. in Religion and then pursued her Master of Divinity at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she graduated in 2010.

The Rev. Amelia Fulbright

The Rev. Amelia Fulbright is the Founding Minister and Executive Director of Labyrinth Progressive Student Ministry, an ecumenical Christian community at UT. College was an important period of spiritual growth and awakening for Amelia, and she hopes to create safe space for students to experience a similar kind of awakening...

Lily White

As a member of the congregation, Lily has been a part of the UBC family for over fifteen years. The last time the church was searching for a Music Minister, Lily stepped in as Interim. As UBC searches for a new Music Minister, she is thrilled to be able to...

Steve Boyles

Steve has been a regular substitute organist at UBC and other Austin-area churches. He has also planned and led student worship services at University United Methodist Church in Austin, TX, and University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle, WA, where he also started a new Taizé service. He is a...

Robert Carter

Born and raised in Austin, TX, Robert received a BA in Electronic Media & Communication from Texas Tech in May of 2008. After moving back to Austin, Robert worked as a media consultant, legal assistant, process server, and private investigator before coming to work at UBC.

The Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune

The Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune served as Senior Pastor at the University Baptist Church in Austin from 1987 to 2017. He is also the Immediate past President of the American Baptist Churches of the South and former president of its Ministers Council. Raised in the Houston area, he earned a B.A. in...

James Ingram

James is a Kansas native and was raised on a cattle ranch. He was a supply clerk in the Marine Corps, then worked in residential construction and remodeling until he attended the University of Kansas and the University of Malaga in Spain. He received a BA in Latin American Studies...

Paul Taylor

Paul has been a member of UBC for more than twenty years, but he first joined the administrative staff in December 2012. During his career he has worked as a carpenter, taught English at Texas A&M University, and launched an educational software company. He holds a theater degree from Baylor...

Arnold Villela

Arnold joined the UBC staff in January 2014. He has worked in the food industry for 10 years with 7 of those years in management, and he’s worked in the custodial field for 22 years with 8 of those years supervising janitorial crews. Between Arnold and his wife, Melissa, they...