Associate Minister: The Reverend Dena McPhetres

Title: Associate MinisterDena

Phone: 414-273-5257 ext. 202

Email: dena.mcphetres[at]uumilwaukee[dot]org


As Associate Minister, Dena has four areas of focus: Pastoral Care, Small Groups, Social Justice and Summer Services. She also shares responsibility with our Senior Minister for worship, preaching, crisis pastoral counseling and rites of passage.


Dena became our Associate Minister in August 2009, after serving Unitarian Universalist congregations in Oregon, Minnesota and New Hampshire. Born and raised near the mythical town of Lake Wobegone, Minnesota, she is thrilled to be back in the Midwest. Dena received her Bachelor of Arts degree in women’s studies from the University of Minnesota, and her Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. The White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota ordained Dena in 1997. Dena’s hobbies include gardening, knitting and enjoying life with her vivacious cat Callie.