UCH Board of Trustees
Liz Reyes – President
Liz Reyes grew up in Riverside, IL and currently lives there with her husband, Benjamin, and son, Rafael. Liz and her family have been attending UCH for several years and have been members for three years. Liz volunteered in the RE program for a year, served on the membership committee and was the Growth and Learning Circle Coordinator for two years. Liz is currently serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors and is a member of the religious education committee and the worship committee. Liz likes to read, travel with her family, go the library, listen to the radio, take long walks, practice yoga and sometimes run. Liz works as a Senior Loan Officer with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, a non-profit focused on creating housing solutions for the homeless and other vulnerable populations. Liz has over 20 years of non-profit management and real estate development experience and has worked at several Chicago area non-profits and served on a number of non-profit boards and advisory committees. Liz has an MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, an MA in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a BS in Public Administration from Indiana University and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Mooney – Vice President
I’ve been a member of UCH for nearly 20 years and was raised as a UU in a small (and often under-funded!) church in NY. My recent experience serving on the Ministerial Search Committee helped to deepen my commitment to our church and its future. I love the RE program at UCH and enjoy being on the RE Committee, a volunteer teacher and Coming of Age mentor. My husband, Tim, and I have three adult daughters who grew up in the church. I’m looking forward to this new opportunity to support this community by serving on the Board. Email: email@example.com
Mike Pabian – Secretary
Recently retired from in-house attorney position with Exelon (ComEd) and previously with Ameritech. Originally from Detroit. Raised Catholic but “ran away” (i.e., did not “fall away”) after the light went on in college. (“In Humanae Vitae” helped a great deal in that regard.) Began regularly attending services at UCH about 20 years ago, after several years of coming for the “ritual” at Christmas. Taught RE (K-1, Haunting House) periodically for a number of years. My first students are now well past college age. Live in Western Springs with long-time spouse, Janelle. Adult kids – Daniel, David, and Sarah – are all RE alums. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deidre Waltz – Treasurer
Patrick Provenzale – Trustee at Large
I grew up in Downers Grove and have lived in the western suburbs of Chicago my entire life except during college and law school. I was baptized Roman Catholic but did not practice Catholicism, even though attending Catholic schools from first grade through law school. I first came to UCH in January of 2015 looking to find my spirituality and faith, and quickly found UCH to be home. My family, (my wife, Carrie, and two children, Nora and Patrick – we call him Patch) officially joined UCH last spring.
Professionally, I am attorney practicing for the past 16 years in a small firm of 6 lawyers in Lisle, where I handle a lot of civil rights / constitutional law cases involving police misconduct, discrimination and free speech claims, in addition to other general civil litigation cases. Before private practice, I was an Assistant State’s Attorney prosecuting cases here in DuPage for about 6 years. In my free time, I enjoy chauffeuring my children, grocery shopping and squeezing in the occasional round of bad golf. My wife Carrie and I are fortunate to have found the UCH community and family and are grateful for the opportunity to contribute our time, efforts and resources.
Frank Murphy – Trustee at Large
Gene Schafer – Trustee at Large