Ministers and Staff

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke
2015 Grandin Rd SW Roanoke VA 24015 | 540-342-8888 

Rev. Walter Leflore, Minister Office: (540) 342-8888|Cell: (978) 618-1961 Office Location: 2015 Gradin Rd Suite #5 Roanoke, VA. Available: Tuesday-Wednesday- Thursday -Friday -Saturday (by appointment) Rev. Walter LeFlore and his wife Yvette have relocated to Roanoke from Poughkeepsie, NY, where he served as minister to the UU Fellowship of Poughkeepsie from 2011 – 2019. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the UUMA (Unitarian-Universalist Ministers Association), and co-chaired the UUMA’s Committee on Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism in 2016. He holds a Master in Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. Rev. Walter explains he was “looking for a congregation that I can genuinely partnerwith and can more fully utilize my interests, skills, competencies and vision for Unitarian Universalism. I want to work with a congregation that is interested in deepening a sense of community and more fully living into our covenant/principles.

Rev Kirk Ballin, Minister Emertius
540-342-8888| 540-793-0752

Kirk received his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1983. He served the Unitarian Universalist of Meadville, PA, from 1983-1987. Kirk was the full-time minister at UUCR from 1987-1999, and part-time minister at First Unitarian in Lynchburg, VA, from 2000-2003. He has been Minister Emeritus at UUCR from 2017 to present-day. 

Kerry Morgiewicz, MusicDirector Home: (540) 989-3190     Kerry can meet by appointment.  Choir on Wednesdays 7:15 pm.

Kerry Morgiewicz has been the Music Director at UUCR for 13 years.  She loves the people here and each year finds new and inspirational music to bring to the folks at UUCR.  Kerry also works as an Instructor of Music at Hollins University and teaches private piano lessons.  While her degrees are in piano performance, her heart resides in choral music and with UUCR choir of course.  Kerry often writes and arranges for the choir.  Kerry and her husband Sev have twin boys who make them very proud.

 Judy Granger  Church Administrator    Phone: 540-342 8888       Email: Office hours: M-F 10 AM-2 PM For information regarding facilites rentals contact Judy.                 

Judy started as the Church Administrator/Facilities Coordinator in June 2019.  Previously she served as an Account Manager for the American Red Cross.  Her job responsibilites with the Red Cross gave her the skill set to easily adapt to her new position at UUCR.  Judy still does volunteer work for the American Red Cross. She moved to Roanoke from Columbus, Ohio, where she was born and raised.  She attended “The” Ohio State University, and of couse is a staunch supporter of the OSU Buckeye Football team.  “Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye”

Bonnie Evans  Interium LFD Coordinator
Bonnie is available by appointment

Bonnie is a Roanoke native, who has been married 51 years to Richard, her husband. Their two grown children and a granddaughter live out of state. She loves working with children and youth, and enjoys watching movies, reading and laughing.


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