Pastor Dan is actually Dr. Dan Bohannon, but you will never hear him refer to himself as that. He prefers to be called "Pastor" because his heart is in the shepherding of his church.
We are so blessed as a church to have him and his lovely wife Connie caring for our flock. His passion is presenting Jesus and His Word. The preaching he consistently delivers is Biblically accurate, in depth, yet understandable and relevant.
You will find Pastor Dan at the pulpit every Sunday, leading Bible Studies during the week, discipling and visiting church members at every opportunity.
Raised in Sonoma County, becoming a business man, marrying, having 2 daughters and serving in Santa Rosa Bible Church was Dan and Connie's life for over 20 years before the Lord called them to full time ministry at UBC.
He was the Associate Pastor/Senior Pastor here at UBC more than 20 years ago. Then, desiring to complete his theological training, in 2002, he and his family moved to LaGrange, Wyoming to attend Frontier School of the Bible where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies.
Dan and Connie helped to plant a church in Bridgeport, Nebraska in 2004 and ministered there until 2015. It was then that the Lord presented an open door for them and us that allowed their return to UBC as our Senior Pastor.
While in Nebraska, Pastor and Connie furthered their education. Pastor Dan went on to earn his Master's Degree from Tyndale Seminary and a Doctorate of Theology from Andersonville Seminary. He and Connie both became certified counselors through Caring for the Heart Ministries in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Lee is our business administrator and an elder here at UBC. He and his wife Darlene have been married for 48 years, have two wonderful children and have lived in the Ukiah area since 1979. Lee brings a vast store of business knowledge and experience to his ministry with UBC. It is because of his guidance that we are good stewards of the many, many blessings the Lord bestows to us.
He also has an extensive education; graduating from the University of Oregon with a B.S. degree in Economics; Certification in Real Estate from University of California, Berkeley and years of study and teaching in Precepts Bible Study.
He sits on several non-profit boards such as Lake Mendocino Task Force for Promise Keepers; Hartstone Bible Camp and Deep Valley Christian School.
Among his favorite Bible verses are; I John 2:15-18 and I Cor. 13:1-3
Mark has been an elder at UBC since 2015 and is passionate about his Lord, the Word, his church and the Lord's people.
He and his wife, Karen, and their son, Justin, own Advantage Towing and they are the people to call if you are stuck by the side of the road!
Mark was an integral part of starting and sustaining a chapter of the ministry "Celebrate Recovery" here in Ukiah. He currently is a leader of our Praise & Worship Team and member of our "Sheep Dog" ministry which is devoted to the protection and safety of our church members. He is also a co-leader of the Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study and Breakfast.
His theological education include studies at Grace School of Theology, Introduction to Greek under the teaching of Dr. Richard Oliver and Old Testament Survey at Northbrae Community Church.
His favorite Bible verse is; Hebrews 12:1&2.
"Knowing God's faithfulness from Heb. 11, we have support to always get us through our toughest times."
Mark exemplifies the heart of a servant and gifts our church in a variety of ways; among them, member of our worship team, prayer leader and secretary of our board. You are also likely to find him in the kitchen washing dishes after one of our many dinners.
He and his wife, Carmen, have been married for 28 years and members of UBC since 1996. Their 3 children have grown up in this congregation. All are young adults now, pursuing high school completion, college and careers. All three are a testimony to the loving, involved Christian upbringing that Mark and Carmen have given them.
Mark is Dr. Turrill, having completed his education with a B.A. from the University of Southern California in interdisciplinary studies, biology and religion. His M.D. is from Washington University School of Medicine. His practice of oncology is also his field of evangelism. He is the example of Jesus that many people only see when they are faced with the struggles of an awful disease.
Among his pastimes are reading; "I love reading scripture more than medical text books, (I read both!)" He is also an avid gardener and farmer, raising goats and one very fat sheep!
He has many favorite verses, among them Psalm 73:25-26 "Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Because, "it emphasizes the weakness of life on earth versus God's supreme promise in eternity."
Shelly has been a member of UBC for 20 years.
She is also the first missionary that our church sent into the field. She served in Uganda for 8 years, co-founding a ministry called Christopher House Development Center, working with children of all ages, developing their skills in Art, Music, Drama, Sports and Christian Character Development. After handing the ministry over to the Ugandan leaders, she then spent 2 years with Mercy Ships, a hospital ship that ministers to people along the west coast of Africa.
After returning home in 2015, she became part of the staff of UBC as the Administrative Assistant, Children's Church Coordinator and Events Planner.
Ron takes care our grounds and building maintenance. On any given day, you will find him trimming, mowing, taking care of the pool and occasionally rescuing lizards and salamanders who have had the misfortune of falling into the filter.
He has been a member of UBC since 2012 and is absolutely devoted to taking care of the Lords people and His House. He has come through some exceptionally hard times and has grown so much in his faith and devotion. Because of those hard times he has such insight into the struggles of others. "I know the desperation of having been abused, long term substance abuse, homelessness and not feeling loved. We need to reach out to those in need in our Community!"
His favorite verse is Psalm 16:8 "I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken."