Rev. Dr. Tom Harrington, Senior Pastor, started his ministry at UBC in 2016 and is excited to see how God will use him in this new capacity. Tom obtained his B.A. at Vanderbilt University, and after earning graduate degrees at both Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University.  Prior to coming to UBC, Tom served as Senior Pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for fourteen years.  In that capacity, Tom’s overarching passion was to lead the congregation to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the church.  In addition, from 2001-2012, he taught various theology classes at Marquette University. Before being called to the ministry, Tom had a broad variety of work experience, including working as a commercial real estate valuator and consultant for Ernst & Young, in Houston, Texas.  All of this has allowed him to bring a wealth of both “real world” and “real ministry” experience to his pastoral work.  Tom and his wife, Susan, have three children, Will, Joe, and Helen.

Rev. Dr. Tom Harrington, Senior Pastor, started his ministry at UBC in 2016 and is excited to see how God will use him in this new capacity. Tom obtained his B.A. at Vanderbilt University, and after earning graduate degrees at both Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University.  Prior to coming to UBC, Tom served as Senior Pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for fourteen years.  In that capacity, Tom’s overarching passion was to lead the congregation to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in the immediate neighborhoods surrounding the church.  In addition, from 2001-2012, he taught various theology classes at Marquette University. Before being called to the ministry, Tom had a broad variety of work experience, including working as a commercial real estate valuator and consultant for Ernst & Young, in Houston, Texas.  All of this has allowed him to bring a wealth of both “real world” and “real ministry” experience to his pastoral work.  Tom and his wife, Susan, have three children, Will, Joe, and Helen.

Rev. Alice Horner, Minister to College Students, holds her Master of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. She worked in children's ministry during seminary, but loves ministry with all ages. Winner of the 2014 John Claypool Preaching Award at McAfee, Alice loves to write and preach. She also runs her own photography business. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Washington College in 2011, and considers UBC her home church.

Rev. Alice Horner, Minister to College Students, holds her Master of Divinity from the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. She worked in children's ministry during seminary, but loves ministry with all ages. Winner of the 2014 John Claypool Preaching Award at McAfee, Alice loves to write and preach. She also runs her own photography business. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Washington College in 2011, and considers UBC her home church.

Ron Gretz, Director of Music, is a very busy man. He is not only the Director of Music for UBC, he is also the Artistic Director and Maestro of the Annapolis Opera, a Vocal Coach at the Peabody Conservatory, and an Emeritus Professor of Music at the Community College of Baltimore County (where he taught music theory and opera for 41 years). Ron, who is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of music, has served in many capacities in the Baltimore community over the years. For almost thirty 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 here. I have never met a more loving, caring group of people in all of the years that I have directed and played." 

Ron Gretz, Director of Music, is a very busy man. He is not only the Director of Music for UBC, he is also the Artistic Director and Maestro of the Annapolis Opera, a Vocal Coach at the Peabody Conservatory, and an Emeritus Professor of Music at the Community College of Baltimore County (where he taught music theory and opera for 41 years). Ron, who is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of music, has served in many capacities in the Baltimore community over the years. For almost thirty 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 here. 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

                            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. 

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.