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Dr. L. Joseph Rosas III, is an experienced pastor.  This is his calling.  His interests include spiritual formation, the intersection of faith and culture, writing, hiking and occasional teaching at the university level.  Dr. Rosas’ degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy.  He was ordained to the ministry while still in college.  Dr. Rosas and his wife, Pam, have two grown children, Justin and Ashley.  Pam is a public school teacher.  You may contact Dr. Rosas at joey@ubcbaltimore.org.






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."  



Anna Funkhouser, Church Business Manager, has been a member since she was 4. Anna brings a wealth of knowledge about church history and her compassionate personality to her position as Business Manager. She assists the treasurer with the finances of the church and works with the trustees to maintain the building. Previously, Anna worked as a stock broker and in the real estate business. She loves to garden, shop in consignment stores, and spend time with her two grown daughters.


Debbie Jones, Communications Secretary, was introduced to UBC through her teenage daughter, Emma. After careers in the  finance, relocation and real estate sectors, she has most recently worked with her husband at their family business, The Music Workshop, a music school and recording studio.  When she isn't editing our monthly newsletter, The Link,  Debbie spends time with her family baking, cooking, consignment shop decorating, reading, sewing and trying to train her yellow Lab!


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.