Learn about our staff members and read their bios.
Pastor David Gatton has a long affiliation with the Universalist National Memorial Church before assuming his current position in ministry. He was married in the Church, served two five-year stints as Moderator, worked on various committees, and periodically graced the pulpit. Dave has been involved in many community projects including currently serving as the Scholarship Committee Chair of Friends of Ballou High School in the District. Dave received his B.A. from Cornell College and his Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.
Darryl Winston, Director of Music, is himself something of a Washington music institution. He has conducted, directed or been a featured baritone soloist in nearly 200 different opera, operetta or musical theater productions. Mr. Winston is also a recognized historian of American musical theater, whose studies have ranged from the works of Victor Herbert up to the present day. His singing teachers have included such legendary performers as Jennie Tourel, George London and Augusta Wilsonne. Most recently Mr. Winston has become the Artistic and Managing Director of the Washington National Wagner Society. Mr. Winston has been the DC Chapter President of the Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Club. Mr. Winston is also no stranger to film and TV, having served as both actor and historian.
Liz Thomas joined UNMC in September 2019 as our Office and Wedding Coordinator. She edits and lays out the weekly Order of Worship and e-News, updates the web site and answers inquiries related to the Wedding Ministry.