Worship, Church Council
We have a wonderful program led by our talented Music Director, Lynne Bradley. Lynne has served as the Director of Music Ministries at UCV since its inception. Lynne has directed choirs at Fallbrook Union High School and in the Chicago area. Choirs under her direction have sung in Europe, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at national and regional choral and music conferences, in Carnegie Hall and on television. A graduate of Northwestern University, for many years Lynne sang with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She offers enthusiasm for choral music and an understanding of its value in the development of a sensitive, caring, and confident young person. Lynne directs the UCV Choir, Bell Choir and serves as Worship Coordinator.
Treasurer, Church Council
Sandy Selby joined United Church of the Valley in 2017 when she and her family relocated to Murrieta, CA from Louisville, KY. She began her ministry in 2002 at First Christian Church of Louisville, where she served as Youth Leader and Elder. She joined the staff of FCC in 2015 and served as the Associate Minister for Senior Adults and Guest/Member Connections. After completing the Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program at Lexington Theological Seminary in 2016, she was commissioned into ministry by the Kentucky Region of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Sandy loves sharing her faith with others and helping them find their own spiritual path. In addition to sharing in the duties of preaching and pastoral care, Sandy serves as Coordinator for Ecumenism and Outreach. She is a member of the Interfaith Council of Murrieta and Temecula Valley, where she enjoys building relationships with diverse faith communities. In her spare time, Sandy likes to hike and go to the beach with her husband, Paul, her mom, Mary, her son, Eric, and their rambunctious pug, Batman.
Although born in the Midwest, Debbie grew up in the shadow of the Disneyland’s Matterhorn (even before it was built). She worked in the real estate field, specializing in corporate relocation in Orange County. She then went into retail management, helping open the first 9 Staple’s stores in San Diego County. After receiving her certificate in computer science, she worked as a computer programmer for 20 yrs. before retiring in 2018. Debbie has been a member of United Church of the Valley for several years and assumed the position of Administrative Assistant for UCV in 2018. Church Office Phone: 951.698.1520 (Monday & Friday 9 a.m.-12 noon)
Rev. Jennifer Zechlin
Christian Education, Church Council
Hi, I’m Jen!
Formally from the Inland Empire, I’m currently living in Southwest Mississippi.
As a former Religious Studies major my passions revolve around Christian education, interfaith dialogue, and servant ministry.
As a member of the Human race social justice and environmental restoration is as important to me as breathing and eating.
I enjoy writing an occasional poem, pushing around paint on canvases, and learning how to play the flute and trombone.
I am thrilled to have found United Church of the Valley and look forward to getting to know and building relationships with you all.
Sherian joined UCV about 5 years ago and has held various Council positions and for a time was the Church Admin Assistant. For 2020 she returned to Church Council as Outreach & Ecumenical Chair and works directly with Congregational Life to help plan and coordinate events and outreach opportunities. Her passion is creating community and is always interested in hearing what other members would like to see scheduled.
Moderator, Church Council
Vice Moderator, Church Council
Rick has been a member of the United Church of the Valley since April of 1998 and he has been on the church council for much of that time. Rick is married to his beautiful wife Karen for over 30 years. Rick has five incredible children (Rick, Richelle, Jenna, Aimee and Kyle) and four fantastic grandkids (Isabella, Lucas, Reese and Parker).
Darcie first came to UCV in 2007 with her wife Lorian and twin girls (who were age 6 at the time!). She has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and has a full-time private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Temecula. She studies both Buddhist and Christian theology and philosophy and allows the intersection of the two to guide her life to live and love more fully. She and Lorian have been together for 28 years, and have twin girls, Ruth and Rose, who are 18 years old. She plays guitar and has been singing for 10 years with her family in the SoCal Damekor, a Scandinavian Women’s Chorus.