Board Members & Docs

Annual Meeting Report including Grievance, Harassment and all other Policies.

Current UCM Board Members

  • Edward Barta
Edward Barta is a native Montanan. He is a retired teacher who now lives in Billings with his wife Barbara Gunn. He and Barbara own and operate an art gallery in Nye, Montana. Edward has extensive overseas experiences. He taught in Poland, Kuwait and Tunisia and served in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. He is on the oil and gas task force of the Northern Plains Resource Council and is a member of its affiliate the Stillwater Protective Association. Edward is a member of First Church and is on its Outreach committee. He volunteers as a docent at the Yellowstone Art Museum.
  • Bob Culbertson (C0-President)
Bob is an active member of First Presbyterian Church and has served on multiple levels of church leadership there. He served as the interim president of the board at Eagle Mount.
  • Shari Dayton
When she was chairing ‘College Connection’ at First Presbyterian Church a UCM Board member invited her to join the Board.  That was 18 years ago.  During that time we have seen some changes, especially in our fundraising and reaching out to the community.  But the one constant that holds her passion is fulfilling our pledge at baptism that we will care for these persons and provide ministry throughout their lives including during those college years.

She has been a member of First Presbyterian for the 35 years she has lived in Billings.  Her volunteering runs the gamut from baking cakes for our carnival to scheduling speakers for a Sunday School class.
  •  John Greenberger
John Greenberger is a native Montanan, raised in Great Falls, but he attended college and made his career in Texas.  He received a B.A. and M.S. degrees from Baylor in Economics.  He has an extensive background in real estate, finance and technology.   He started initially with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.  He has worked for publicly traded and privately owned real estate developers and managers, holding positions of C.O.O., C.A.O., C.T.O. and Corporate Controller. Additionally, he was the C.F.O. for UMR communications, a non-profit publisher in Dallas, that published materials for churches and printed the United Methodist Reporter.

He has been active in his churches, teaching children in Sunday School, working as a deacon and chairing various church committees such as Finance and Church Life.  He currently sits on the board of Plains Justice, an environmental group and the Yellowstone Art Museum.

He has a son with two children living in Princeton and a daughter with two children living in Houston.
  •   Walt Gulick
Walt Gulick is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Humanities and Religious Studies at MSUB. He first joined on the UCM in 1975 and has served almost all the years on the board since. A member of First Congregational United Church of Christ downtown, Walt has served on many committees and boards around town, including terms as president of the Billings Symphony and president of the Montana Association of Churches. He and his wife Barbara enjoy traveling, and Walt has taught in 7 different countries, including three years at a UCC mission school in Turkey.
  • Carol Heath
Carol was invited to be on the UCM board as the MSU-B campus representative in 2000 and has stayed on the board since retiring.  Throughout her career as an educator (teaching at St. Charles Mission Middle School, mentoring students, teaching education classes and finally as Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound) she had a commitment to all aspects of student well being including their spiritual lives. She represents Grace United Methodist Church. Carol and her husband have a blended family with most members living in other states.  They are priority when it comes to traveling.

  • Gary Waddingham
The Rev. Canon Gary Waddingham is a Billings native and the retired Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. He previously served in Wyoming and on the Cathedral staff in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the Bishop’s Canon for the eastern third of the Episcopal diocese of Montana, Diocesan Historian, President of Examining Chaplains, Deacon’s School teacher and treasurer of the Bishop Fox Co.  He has five grown sons and sixteen grand children with the seventeenth due in December.  Gary is an avid fisherman, a police chaplain, and a collector of ancient coins and seals.  More bookshelves are the most useful gifts from his children.

  •  Eileen Wright (MSUB Adviser)
Eileen has been a Reference Librarian/Archivist at Montana State University Billings Library since 2001. Throughout her time, she has had the pleasure of working with outstanding students daily.  Each day she gets to help students find the information they need, and many times it is not just for a research paper.  Her interactions with the students has been from being their Professor, planning trivia nights in the library,  to holding a monthly book club.  Her book club is always filled with tons of laughter and great discussions. She has also had the privilege of being an adviser for the OUT (LGBTQA) student club on campus. She has two children; one stayed in town and the other lives in Denver. 

  • Darrel Williams (CoPresident)
Darrel is a member of the First United Methodist Church and has been employed at MSUB for the past 11 years. He currently works in the Information Technology Department.
He has been married to his wife Cari 11 years and they have 4 children, two girls and two boys.

  • Judy Williams
Judy works at MSUB as the Associated Students of MSUB Lawyer.

Board Partners (Voice but not vote)
  • Lynne Erickson (Former Board Member)
  • Marc Stewart (UCC Conference Minister)
  • David Burt (UMC Assistant to Bishop)
  • Jody Anderson (Grants)
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