Ministry Staff

Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman

Russ began as the Senior Minister of University Christian Church on the first Sunday in Advent in 2017. Russ’s​ ​education​ ​includes​ ​receiving​ ​his​ ​Bachelor​ ​of​ ​Arts​ ​degre​e​ ​f​rom​ ​our​ ​neighboring​ ​Texas​ ​Christian University​ ​(1990),​ ​​Master​ ​of​ ​Divinity​ ​degree​ ​from​ ​San​ ​Francisco​ ​Theological​ ​Seminary​ ​(1994),​ ​and Doctor​ ​of​ ​Ministry​ ​from​ ​Columbia​… Read More

Rev. Shannon Moore

Shannon is a native of eastern North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Voice Pedagogy from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. After spending several years as an underwriting supervisor at an insurance company, he moved to Fort Worth in 2001 to attend… Read More

Rev. Dr. Todd Prickett

Todd has led UCC’s comprehensive music ministry since 2016. In this role, he conducts the Chancel Choir and UCC Bell Ringers, and provides oversight for the other handbell choirs and children’s choir program. Additionally, he serves on the Boar’s Head Guild and Music Committee, and guides the Belltower Series. He… Read More

Rev. Kera Watts

Are you a Christian? Yes, I am a Christian. I believe that I am a child of God, loved by God and I am called to share God’s love with others. Do you like dogs? Yes, I like dogs. But, I don’t like dog breath!… Read More

Rev. Alison Fitzgerald

UCC is excited to announce that Rev. Alison Fitzgerald is joining the staff as our new Minister to Students. In that position, Alison will be the point person for our ministry to youth from sixth grade through college. While attending Brite Divinity School from 2012-2016, Alison served UCC as an Assistant Minister working with middle school and later high… Read More

Rev. Austin Schmidt

Austin has a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Friends University in Wichita, KS and a Masters in Divinity from Azusa Pacific Seminary in Azusa, CA. Austin brings with him some great experience working with college students… Read More