About UCM


Permanent Staff

2018 - 2019 Student Interns


Supporting Denominations & Congregations


Who We Are

Our Mission

The mission of UCM is to engage the Ohio University and Athens communities in spiritual growth, work for social justice, and community service guided by socially progressive and interfaith values.

What We Do

We're a non-profit organization that was born out of the Ecumenical movement and progressive social action. Our ministry offers a variety of programming, events, and opportunities for spiritual growth, community service, and social justice. Our programs are free and open to everyone, regardless of who you are, what you believe (or don't), or where you come from. Radical hospitality...we mean it!

Since its incorporation in 1968, UCM has played a role in the start-up of many local organizations, including:

UCM can't do this alone and is indebted to many, including our many individuals and Sustaining donors. YOU can become one today through our PayPal account or mail your tax-deductible donation to UCM, 18 N. College Street, Athens, OH  45701.

About Our Staff

The Rev. Evan Young, Executive Director/Campus Minister

Evan has been with UCM since 2005. He graduated from Methodist Theological Seminary in Delaware, Ohio, and served part-time as the pastor at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens until June 2013. He assumed the Executive Director role in 2017 and oversees operations, staff, development, programs, and outreach as well as providing pastoral care and counseling, facilitating Interfaith Impact and Better Together, and mentoring student interns.  He served as Interim President of the National Campus Ministry Association for 2016-17, and is now president-elect of that association. He is also president of the University Interfaith Association.

Lacey Rogers, Assistant Manager


Lacey Rogers joined United Campus Ministry’s permanent staff, as the Assistant Director, in January 2018. Lacey, however is no stranger to UCM, as she served on UCM’s board from 2010-2012 and was an intern for Ucm's Thursday Supper/Saturday Lunch Program from 2012-2015. Some of Lacey's primarily responsibilities include overseeing UCM's weekly free meal programs Thursday Supper and Saturday lunch, fundraising/event planning, program development, building management, supervising interns and building relationships within the community. 

Jennifer Kelly, Office Manager

Jennifer has been with UCM since 2000. She has a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Ohio University and manages billing and facilities and assists with outreach and fundraising.