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  • Rev. Tyler Ung, Minister with children & Youth

    Email Tyler: tyler@upucc.org

    Tyler is from Pennsylvania and grew up in the suburbs north of Pittsburgh. They received their BA in Congregational Ministry in 2014, and their MDiv from Yale Divinity School in 2017. Tyler's interests are in theology and ethics, spiritual development, and pastoral care.

    Tyler is new to the Durham area, moving from Charleston where they completed a chaplaincy residency and served as the Associate Minister at Circular Congregational Church. In addition to their role as Minister with Youth, Tyler works at Duke Divinity School as the Staff Specialist for the Office of the Chaplain.

    In their free time, you can find Tyler camping with their partner (Shannon), napping with their dog (Hermes) or cat (Claudette), reading science fiction, or playing disc golf.

  • David Wilson, director of music

    Email David: david@upucc.org

    David Wilson, a native of Raleigh, began his piano studies at age 10, following in the footsteps of his mother and sister. These lessons, as well as his music experiences in public school, set him on a musical path that would eventually lead to Appalachian State University, where he graduated with a B.M. in Music Education, with concentrations in both Piano and Voice. Since his graduation in 2014 he has maintained a close working relationship with the teachers and students of Wake County, and frequently collaborates with high schools on musicals, concerts and other educational experiences. He has a passion for empowering growing musicians through the acquisition of music literacy skills and, as a pianist, serving as a knowledgeable support in their musical endeavors. David joined the staff of UPUCC in September of 2016 and became Director of Music in August, 2022.

  • Vickie Teal, Financial Administrator

    Email Vickie: vickie@upucc.org

    Vickie grew up in Raleigh. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science having attended both UNC-Chapel Hill and NCSU. She also earned an MBA from Meredith College. Vickie began her career as a member of the team that opened the Wake County Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School and then spent almost 30 years working in various IT roles in the Power Management industry. In her role as Financial Administrator, Vickie performs the accounting, payroll and financial reporting activities for UPUCC.

    Vickie has one daughter, one grandson and two rescued cats.

  • Krystle Lee, Office & Communications Administrator

    Email Krystle: krystle@upucc.org

    Krystle brings a wealth of experience in Office Administration, Communications, Creative Direction, Video Production, Corporate & Residential Staging, Web Design, and Ministry. Bearing a heart for worship positioned her to serve as a Praise & Worship team leader with previous ministries. 

    Ms. Lee is a Public Information Officer in local government and volunteers with various community organizations to improve communication plans & policies.


    Krystle enjoys time spent with her partner and their teenage son. She finds time to hone her woodwork abilities and resin design skills through weekend projects. 

  • Lyndsay Cooper, Nursery Director

    Email Lindsay: lindsay@upucc.org

    Lindsay subbed in the nursery at UPUCC for over seven years before permanently filling the role of Nursery Director.
    Lindsay is a Raleigh native but resides in Wendell with her husband and 5 children. During the week, she teaches preschool at a church in Wendell. 

    She loves all things nature, cooking and crafting; as well as caring for and teaching children of all ages.