Our Staff

Debra FaulkMinister – Rev. Debra Faulk

It is such a delight to have been called to serve the Unitarian Church of Calgary. It feels like a homecoming as this is the very congregation where my parents first recognized themselves as Unitarian and brought me along as a toddler. As a life-long Canadian Unitarian, I have found this religious tradition to be a solid foundation in my life. I hold a B.A. from the University of Victoria (Psychology/Anthropology) and a Master of Divinity degree from the Vancouver School of Theology. After serving as the parish minister at the Don Heights Unitarian Congregation in Toronto for 4 years, I was called by the Unitarian Church of Calgary in August of 2010.
When not at the church, I can be found going to concerts (love our CPO!), tending plants inside and out, reading, hiking, and connecting with friends and family including my five grandchildren.

Debra Email; 403-702-6486

Shannon Mang.3Director of Religious Education – Shannon Mang

I grew up in Saskatchewan, and have been in Ministry since 1989.  Our family came to Calgary in 1995, and I was on the ministry team at St. Andrew’s United Church in Calgary for 10 years. In my undergraduate days, a B.A. in Religious Studies and a study tour of India were tremendously formative, and my seminary research project focused on religious formation. So, this opportunity to be your DRE brings together things that have been meaningful to me for a long time. I deeply appreciate the world’s diversity of religious and philosophical understandings and delight in the spiritual wisdom of children and youth. For the past year, my spouse, Rev. Greg Wooley, and I have made Canmore our home, where he is the United Church Minister.
When not at the church, I can be found at my ‘other’ job as a retail associate at the Wild Goose Trading Co on Main Street in Canmore or enjoying the beauty of the mountains hiking, cycling or hanging out on my deck with the Three Sisters.

Shannon Email; 403-607-8645

Jane Perry.200x200Music Director – Jane Perry

In 2011, I moved from Ottawa to Calgary and joined the Unitarian Church of Calgary staff. As the church’s Music Director, I conduct two choirs (UUphonia and the Multigenerational Choir), play the piano at Sunday morning services, and organize church fundraising music events like UUphonia’s annual spring Cabaret and Jazz With Jane concerts. I am a full-time professional musician in Calgary. My other work includes conducting One Voice Chorus (a mixed-voice ensemble for LGBTQ singers and straight allies) and the Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players. I trained as a classical pianist, learned how to play jazz, and continue to enjoy a wide variety of music as a pianist, conductor, composer and audience member.
When not at the church, I can be found sipping strong coffee and wondering how to convince more people to embrace the magical experience of singing in a choir.

Jane Email

Martha Mantikoski.200x200Administrator – Martha Mantikoski

American by birth, Canadian by choice for twenty years now, I’ve lived in Seattle, Toronto and now Calgary. I’ve been interested in spirituality, religion, church, since I was a kid. As an adult, most of my spiritual experience has been through yoga and meditation. I’ve done a lot of volunteering in my life; my Dalmatian, Teemu, and I worked with the Pet Access League Society for 11 years. I am also a volunteer with the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) and as a music therapist with Insight Counseling. In 2000, I graduated with a BA in English and have been in one office or another since. I love bringing order to chaos, whether that’s grammar or files.
When I’m not the cheerful voice answering the phone at the church, you’ll probably find me at the off leash dog park or down by the river, usually drinking a latte from Bumpy’s!

Martha Email; 403-276-2436

Charles MakBookkeeper – Charles Mak

I run a small business and have been part of the church’s Administration Team as a contract bookkeeper since 2006. I work closely with the Treasurer on day-to-day bookkeeping as well as on matters relating to donations, budgets, payroll and returns.
When not at the church, I can be found woodworking and sharing my interest and skills through teaching and writing.

Sexton – Robert MacDonald

My worldwide education included time in Saskatchewan, France, Ontario and Alberta. I have worked as a teacher and for the federal and provincial governments. Since retiring, I have been a caretaker for church properties. I enjoy meeting the cordial people at UCC and find they have strong interest in maintaining the building.
When not at the church, I can be found at the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary where I am a research associate.