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. Katie Callaway, Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship, Young Adults, and Children’s Ministry, started her ministry at UBC in 2017 and is excited about her new roles and ready to see how God will use her gifts at UBC to participate in the vision to Worship, Grow, Serve. Katie was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina. She spent her undergraduate career at Roanoke College (Salem, VA) and completed a Master of Divinity at Wake Forest University School of Divinity and a Master of Theology at Emory University. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors cycling, running, hiking, or just enjoying a book in the sun.  

Rev. Katie Callaway, Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship, Young Adults, and Children’s Ministry, started her ministry at UBC in 2017 and is excited about her new roles and ready to see how God will use her gifts at UBC to participate in the vision to Worship, Grow, Serve. Katie was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina. She spent her undergraduate career at Roanoke College (Salem, VA) and completed a Master of Divinity at Wake Forest University School of Divinity and a Master of Theology at Emory University. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors cycling, running, hiking, or just enjoying a book in the sun.

 

Rev. John Callaway, Associate Pastor of Worship, College and Youth Ministry, started his ministry at UBC in 2017 and is extremely excited about participating in the vision of UBC to Worship, Grow, Serve. Born and raised in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, John attended Clemson University as an undergraduate and stayed to complete a graduate degree in education. John taught two years of middle school in South Carolina and then completed his Master of Divinity at Wake Forest University School of Divinity where he met his spouse, Katie. These educational experiences have prepared him well to serve in churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and now at UBC. In his spare time, John enjoys playing guitar, cycling, reading, and watching college sports.   

Rev. John Callaway, Associate Pastor of Worship, College and Youth Ministry, started his ministry at UBC in 2017 and is extremely excited about participating in the vision of UBC to Worship, Grow, Serve. Born and raised in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, John attended Clemson University as an undergraduate and stayed to complete a graduate degree in education. John taught two years of middle school in South Carolina and then completed his Master of Divinity at Wake Forest University School of Divinity where he met his spouse, Katie. These educational experiences have prepared him well to serve in churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and now at UBC. In his spare time, John enjoys playing guitar, cycling, reading, and watching college sports. 

 

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