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Rev. Sharon Smith, Interim Pastor, is the founding and current pastor of The Gathering of Baltimore, a non-denominational Christian church in Baltimore, Maryland.  She holds a Masters of Arts in theology from the Ecumenical Institute at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and is active in a variety of Baltimore area faith and civic organizations and activities.

Christina Ryan Perkins, Associate Pastor, among other duties she will be providing leadership for our collegiate, family and children’s ministries. Christina is a graduate of Berea College and Campbell Divinity School (a CBF partner institution).  She and her husband, Matthew, have two children.  You may contact Christina at christina@ubcbaltimore.org


Ron Gretz, Director of Music, is a very busy man. He is not only the Director of Music for UBC, he is also the Director of the Annapolis Opera and Music Theory and Opera teacher at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. Ron, who is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of music, has served in many capacities in the Baltimore community over the years. For over twenty years, he has played the organ and led the UBC choir.  "I came to University Baptist Church as an interim organist while the church looked for someone for the permanent position. That was in 1988. I have been there ever since. I loved the music that the church was accustomed to: a mixture of classical standards [Handel, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart] as well as spirituals and some contemporary pieces. But it is the choir, the ministers and the congregation that has kept me there. I have never met a more loving, caring group of people in all of the years that I have directed and played."  



Nathaniel Tune, Custodian


Phyllis Broome, Custodian, has been a  faithful employee at UBC for over 31 years. Phyllis Broome serves as our custodian, working with Skip (Nathaniel) Tune to keep UBC’s Physical Plant a well-oiled machine. “God has given everybody a different gift, and this is my gift,” Phyllis says. “Cleaning is my passion. I can walk into a room that is totally upside down and I can see the finished project before I start working.”  The oldest sister in a family of nine, Phyllis was raised in Calvert County and moved to Baltimore in her twenties. She is known for her sharp memory and positive outlook. Phyllis enjoys Bible Study, spending time with her family, and her card ministry.