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.
Luann has been a professional pianist since 1978 and holds both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts degree in piano performance. She has authored two piano books for Warner Brothers and Hal Leonard Publications, and is currently working on a third. Luann formerly taught at California State University, Fullerton, University of California at Santa Barbara and now has private students in the Temecula area. She is currently the accompanist for the Southwest Women's Choir, Inland Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, Idyllwild Master Chorale, Idyllwild Arts Academy and has been with United Church of the Valley since 2017.
Ray grew up in Richmond Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been in the tax and bookkeeping field since 1986. Ray is retired from the Navy Reserve and enjoys giving back to the community. Ray lives in Temecula with his wife, Kerry and furbaby, Kelly.
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)
Clerk, Church Council
Kid's Church Leader
Ruth Dunlop first came to UCV in 2007, along with her family. She now works as a babysitter, college student, and Kids’ Church leader. Her high school career was spent assistant teaching music to peers at Murrieta Valley High School. She synthesizes curriculum from many sources, but mostly creates her own materials. Her passion and college major is vocal performance.
Sandy Selby joined United Church of the Valley in 2017 when she and her family relocated to Murrieta, CA from Louisville, KY. She holds a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Lexington Theological Seminary, and previously served as Associate Minister for Senior Adults and Guest/Member Connections at First Christian Church of Louisville.
Sandy loves sharing her faith with others and helping them find their own spiritual path. In addition to serving as moderator, Sandy shares in the duties of preaching and pastoral care, Sandy serves as Coordinator for Ecumenism and Outreach. 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.
Moderator Church Council
Vice Moderator Church Council
Jamie has spent his whole life in sunny Southern California. He grew up in Anaheim, went to college in Los Angeles, and now lives in Temecula. He met his wife Kathryn in Malibu. They married in 1980. They have three grown sons, Lucas, Nicolas, and Sean, two daughters in-law, Rachel and Allison, and one grand daughter, Lucy. Jamie recently retired from a long career in public education. He has been a member of United Church of the Valley for about 25 years. One of the many reasons he loves UCV is that we are a “progressive Christian community.” We honor diversity of thought. We don’t all understand, believe, and think about things in the same way and that is okay. In fact it is celebrated. We find grace in the search for understanding.
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.
Ruth has been a member of UCV for almost 5 years and has held both the Vice Moderator and Congregational Life chair positions. She has been a key point of contact for the planning and organizing of the new church building renovations, utilizing her talent and skill as a professional in the construction field to speak to contractors, organize “demo” days, develop space planning and just about anything else that needs a knowledgeable voice. She would love to see more people participate in preparing for events that are held and is more than happy to welcome any and all help.
Ricks life took an interesting turn in the summer of 1976 when on the way home from work one day he left his motorcycle and sailed through the air introducing himself to a car coming the other way. Needless to say, they never did become friends. A T-8 spinal cord injury gave Rick new perspective on life and with the gauntlet being thrown down, he accepted the challenge.
Ricks goal was to get his college degree and re-enter the workforce. His first degree was in Physical Education with the second being in Business. The dynamic duo he thought and he was right, they led him to the rehab segment of the healthcare industry where he worked for the last 30+ years. Rick stated that getting the chance to meet so many incredible people and to get the opportunity to change a person’s life is incredibly rewarding.
On the personal side, Rick has been married to his beautiful wife Karen for 33 years and has five incredible children (Rick, Richelle, Jenna, Aimee and Kyle) and four fantastic grandkids (Isabella, Lucas, Reese and Parker). Ricks passion is to be involved with great organizations such as United Spinal that are doing great things within the disability community.