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.
I will be on sabbatical from January 1 – February 15, 2018.

Debra Email; 403-702-6486

Director of Religious Education – Sheila MacMaster

I’ve lived in Alberta most of my life, and in Calgary for the past twenty years. I am a believer in life long education, and am currently finishing my Multidisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree (with a double minor of architecture and drama) at the University of Calgary. This means I bring a broad liberal arts education and many exciting ideas to our Children and Youth Religious Education program. I also have over nine years experience as an Administrator and I’m very pleased to bring those skills to the position of DRE. With a young child of my own, it’s very important to me what our children are learning and I feel very blessed to be a part of it.
When I’m not at church, I’m often busy going on adventures with my family and being creative.

Sheila Email;; 403-404-1361

Music 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 three choirs (UUphonia, Chor Vida, and the Multigenerational Choir), play the piano at Sunday morning services, and work with our music volunteers to create concert events like UUphonia’s annual spring Cabaret, Jazz With Jane, and An Afternoon of Chamber Music. I am a full-time professional musician in Calgary. My other work includes conducting One Voice Chorus (a mixed-voice ensemble for LGBTQ2 singers and straight allies) and the Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players. I’m also the Co-Artistic Director of the national Unison Festival for Canadian queer choirs, coming up at Mount Royal University in May 2018.  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

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.