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UCO Staff

DavidDavid Williamson - Mission  Leader


David claims he's from Ann Arbor, but he really grew up in Dexter. After doing his time at UM, he graduated with a double major in Greek and History, and has no plans to pursue either. In his spare time he likes to work with wood, play music, and go on crazy adventures. David Loves Spiderman.

 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not only on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight."  - Proverbs 3:5,6


david [at] ucoweb [dot] org




AndrewAndrew Davignon - Mission Director


Andrew graduated from the University of Michigan and spent several years working as a turnaround consultant. During this time he felt a call to leave his career and follow the Lord. He was led to UCO, where he is honored to serve, proclaiming the good news and preparing the way for the Lord! Andrew likes to read, is always willing to karaoke, and loves to whistle. 

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." - Galatians 2:20






RuthRuth Gryniewicz - Women's Senior Staff


Ruth graduated with her Masters from UM and is a teacher of High School Theology and Philosophy. She is thrilled to be back on staff with UCO after being away for a couple of years. When she isn't teaching you can probably find her training for Triathlons. 

"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." - 2 Cor. 12:9






stephStephanie Fitton - Women's Mission Leader


Steph is from South Haven, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She spent a year on staff with UCO in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is in her second year on staff in Ann Arbor. Steph learned everything she knows about cars (which is precious little) from her dad (who does know everything) and from the BBC program Top Gear. She loves good design, good books, drawing pictures on her thumb, and hugging pillows.


"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?" and I said, "Here I am. Send me!""   -Isaiah 6:8



tadhgTadhg Lynch - Men's Staff

Tadhg originally surfaced in Ireland sometime in the early 80s.  At various different points in his life he has called Glasgow, London, Lansing, Belfast and Ann Arbor "home", although to be honest - for him, that word will always mean Dublin. Tadhg is a member of the Servants of the Word - a missionary brotherhood  - and a staff member with UCO international - entailing his nomadic existence for the past 7 years. He holds an MA in English Literature and (at most times) a good cup of tea.


"We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose" - Romans 8:28





sarahSarah Williamson - Women's Staff


Sarah is an Ann Arbor native who graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English, French, and secondary education. But instead of teaching high school, she started working for UCO in Grand Rapids and is now returning to Ann Arbor for her second year on staff. When not doing UCO, Sarah loves to play Scrabble, speak French, cook yummy homemade food, and spend time in the great outdoors, among other things.


"Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands." -Psalm 63:3, 4


BenBen Wulpi - Men's Staff

Ben hails all the way from Northern Indiana. Born and raised a Hoosier, all he eats during the summer is corn on the cob and watermelon.  Ben graduated from Huntington University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies. He is glad to be back in Ann Arbor for his second year of UCO staff. Ben is an avid superfan, laugher, and napper.



The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom should I be afraid?"   - Psalm 27:1




jacquelynJacquelyn Dolezal - Women's Staff 

A Bowling Green State University grad in English with a minor in Spanish, Jacquelyn recently returned to the U.S. after two years living in Mexico and Peru.  Her passions include reading, singing, language-learning, and getting to know people from other cultures. Always willing to help, Jacquelyn would like to offer UCO her talents for cockroach-killing, talking in Spanglish, and filling awkward silences (really, it's no wonder they hired her).  She is excited to join staff.


"The LORD your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17





drewDrew Mabee - Men's Staff 

Born and bred (at least until age 11) in Atlanta, Georgia, Drew loves homemade biscuits and gravy and the laid back southern pace of life. He recently graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in marketing and is excited to be serving UCO and building the Kingdom of God! Drew enjoys 4 egg omelets, shaving, functional strength training, and a fine cup of black coffee.

"“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1







"Joseph"Joseph Mathias - Mission Staff

An Ann Arbor native and a graduate of U of M, Joseph has been serving in UCO’s Asian Outreach since 2008. He is currently in training with the Servants of the Word, a missionary group of men living single for the Lord. In addition to cooking various international cuisines for the Asian Outreach bible studies on Friday nights, Joseph enjoys playing guitar and writing songs.  


 "His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."     - Psalm 30:5






"Rosemary"Rosemary Thornton - UCO Women's Executive Director

Rosemary is a wife and mother of four girls. She served in UCO for 5 years after college, and now also works as a Physician's Assistant at a local hospital.  



"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope." - Jer 29:11





NicoNico Angleys - UCO North American Regional Executive Director

Nico grew up in France in the Alps and came to Ann Arbor in the 90s to study Aerospace at U of M. During that period, God seems to have taken a hold of his life in an unexpected way and Nico decided he’d leave rocket science for more heavenly mission. He’s worked for UCO for 15 years in Ann Arbor, London, and Lansing. He is a member of the Servants of the Word. He is known to hide behind a camera and periodically bust a move or two in the kitchen. He is always looking for Tarot players… (The French card game, not the other kind!)


"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem." - Isaiah 2:3