Rev. Matthew Funke Crary


Rev. Matthew joins MVUU mid-July 2022 as our newly called minister. Born and raised in Tucson, he spent time in the midwest and on both coasts learning the craft of ministry in seminary and through serving several congregations. He returned to the Tucson area nine years ago with his partner, Stephanie, and five sons. “I’m thrilled to grow and deepen the relationships we’ve started over the years,” he says of his call to MVUU: “Joining in MVUU’s mission to ‘Engage. Love. Transform.’ in service to our faith community and surrounding area is a blessing I’m deeply honored to share in.”

Erin Chadwell

Congregational Administrator

Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Erin attended the University of Arizona and has a dual Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Marketing and Management. She started with Mountain Vista in early 2018, transitioning from the corporate world after twelve years. Erin lives in Tucson with her family and many furbabies, enjoying every part of nature, including the outdoors, beautiful skies and mountains. She also pursues music and the arts in her pastime. She is passionate about community, raising awareness and providing strong support for the congregation and the amazing outreach we extend to those around us.

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Rev. Christiane Heyde

Affiliated Community Minister

Rev. Christiane was born and raised in Germany.  She moved from Berlin at age 19, first to Southern California to complete her degrees in Ministry and Counseling, and then to Tucson. She and her wife Melva have raised 3 children and are now semi-retired. After serving 2 UU congregations and working as a hospice chaplain, Christiane now focuses her energy on CPE supervision, Clinical Pastoral Education, as well as being an artist.

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Stacie Sosa-Cisneros

Religious Education Assistant

Stacie has worked with MVUU since 2015 in the Children’s Religious Education/Exploration (RE) program.  She has helped shape the curriculum, focusing on bringing fun and education into the classroom. Stacie has a wonderful husband and two children of her own who attend the congregation’’s educational programs with her. She is deeply passionate about teaching tolerance, diversity, and love.  

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Chris Tackett

Music Director

Info coming soon

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Audio Visual Coordinator


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Religious Education Coordinator