Our Clergy & Staff


Caleb in Office

Rev. Caleb J. Lines, Senior Minister

Doctor of Ministry - Duke Divinity School, in progress
Master of Sacred Theology - Yale Divinity School
Master of Divinity - Yale Divinity School
Bachelor of Arts - Missouri State University
Caleb grew up in Missouri and is a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has a passion for pursuing social justice for the marginalized, demonstrating the Good News of God's radically inclusive love, and proclaiming a relevant message for today's ever-changing world.
Before coming to UCC, Caleb served churches and nonprofits in Missouri, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.

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Tom Barich, Director of Music

Bachelor of Music - New Mexico State University.
Tom Barich serves as UCC’s Music Director and oversees the worship music for our worship service, as well as music for special services and occasions. Tom brings not only an extensive musical education to this ministry, but also a great sense of humor and commitment to bringing out the very best in our singers and musicians!

Larry J. Morris III,

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Larry J. Morris III is a native of Indianapolis, IN. He’s currently attending Claremont School Theology pursing a dual Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degree. He’s served children and families in Indiana, Washington, D.C., and California. He has a passion for helping others to discover and use their God-given abilities in service. 


Romeri, Vince

Vince Romeri

Office Manager

"I'm a native Californian with a 25 year banking background.  Father of three incredible kids, I've been involved in church ministry since 1982, and invested the past 15 years, as a Realtor, and Church Administrator with two other local churches.

I have a passion for encouraging others to realize their gifts and talents, and helping them employ those gifts in their personal and spiritual life.  Three of my favorite things in life are my children, the sound of laughter and pie!"



Dana Trowbridge, Director of Hillcrest Preschool

Dana Trowbridge serves as the director of Hillcrest Preschool, founded in 1970 by University Christian Church as part of its overall ministry to provide quality childcare at affordable rates to the San Diego community. Dana brings a love and passion for providing the best preschool experience for children from 18 months to 5 years of age.  Find out more about Hillcrest Preschool,

José Espinoza, Custodian 

José is passionate about making our facility an inviting place for all who enter.