Our Staff

Pastor David Gatton has a long affiliation with the Universalist National Memorial Church before assuming his current position in ministry. He was married in the Church, served two five-year stints as Moderator, worked on various committees, and periodically graced the pulpit. Dave has been involved in many community projects including currently serving as the Scholarship Committee Chair of Friends of Ballou High School in the District. Dave received his B.A. from Cornell College and his Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.


Darryl  Winston, Director of Music,  is  himself  something  of a Washington music institution. He has conducted, directed or been a featured baritone  soloist  in  nearly  200  different  opera,  operetta  or  musical  theater productions.  Mr.  Winston  is  also  a  recognized  historian  of  American  musical theater, whose studies have ranged from the works of Victor Herbert up to the present day. His singing teachers have included such legendary performers as Jennie Tourel, George London and Augusta Wilsonne. Most recently Mr. Winston has become the  Artistic  and  Managing  Director  of  the  Washington  National  Wagner  Society. Mr. Winston has been the DC Chapter President of the Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Club. Mr. Winston is also no stranger to film and TV, having served as both actor and historian.

 Laura Dely joined UNMC in January 2016 as our Office and Wedding Coordinator. She edits and lays out the weekly Order of Worship and e-News, updates the web site and answers inquiries related to the Wedding Ministry.