Grace Daniels, Student Minister
Hi, I’m Grace, a junior studying Psychology at Samford. I’ve lived in Augusta, GA my whole life up till college, but I love exploring Birmingham in my free time. When I’m not busy with school I love to be outside, hang out with kids, and find new restaurants. I’m excited about my role as student minister and to see where the spirit leads UKirk this year!
Rev. Joe Genau, Supervising Pastor
Hello! I’m Rev. Joe Genau and I have served as the Pastor of Edgewood Presbyterian church in Homewood for the past seven years. Prior to being called to Edgewood, I worked as a Chaplain at Children’s of Alabama in downtown Birmingham. I’m originally from New York, love baseball, cooking, and anything in which my natural silliness can emerge. I was part of the group that got UKirk Birmingham off the ground and have served on the Steering Team since its inception. I’m absolutely thrilled to help guide Ukirk in its next season of spirituality, sanctuary, and social justice.
UKirk Birmingham Steering Team
Brooke Eden Bissell (UKirk Alum)
Emily Burt – co-chair (First Presbyterian Church – Birmingham)
Robert Emerick (Riverchase Presbyterian Church – Hoover)
Robert Newman – co-chair (Southminster Presbyterian Church – Vestavia Hills)
David Seamon (Independent Presbyterian Church – Birmingham)
Pavlina Steffek (Eastminster Presbyterian Church – Homewood)