The Rev. Daniel Pryfogle

Daniel Pryfogle is an in-between leader for an in-between time. A monk and marketer, theologian and entrepreneur, Daniel’s vocation is to step into the gaps and witness another way. His company, Signal Hill, defies category by helping people lead through story. His startup journalism venture, Senior Correspondent, goes against the...

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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.

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Jonathan Castillo

Jonathan is currently the principal bassoonist for the Mid-Texas Symphony, second bassoonist for the Shreveport Symphony, and a substitute for the Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Corpus Christi, and Victoria symphonies. He is a passionate church musician having served as pianist, organist, and assistant music director for churches in Austin and...

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Benjamin Smith

We are happy to have Benjamin Smith joining us through August 5 as our Pastoral Intern. Benjamin is from Jackson, Mississippi and is a student at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity where he is pursuing his MDiv. He attended Mississippi College where he studied history and hopes to...

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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.

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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...

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Rusty

Rusty grew up in New Mexico and attended New Mexico Military Institute for high school and junior college. He studied Aeronautical Science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, and upon graduating he went to work for the Daytona Beach Police Department. He relocated to Colorado where he continued his...

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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...

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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. The University Baptist Church supports Labyrinth in collaboration with five other congregations. College was an important period of spiritual growth and awakening for Amelia, and she hopes to...

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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. Larry serves as Senior Pastor Emeritus in his work at...

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