Justin DaMetz is a father, husband, seminarian and pastor, and amateur blogger and writer. Currently attending Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, Justin works for a campus ministry and as Worship Coordinator at All Souls Unitarian Church.
For United Campus Ministries at the University of Tulsa, also known locally as the “Little Blue House”, Justin serves as Programs Coordinator. Through event and program planning execution, student organization support, and pastoral care, he helps create an open, accepting place of campus for any and all students. The Little Blue House is an ecumenical campus ministry, the only open and affirming TU ministry, that focuses on peace and justice work and providing a progressive faith community for students.
Justin also serves as the Worship Coordinator at All Souls Unitarian Church. In this position, he works with the ministry team and Director of Worship in planning all worship services, including “stage-managing” all three services on Sunday morning. All Souls is the largest Unitarian church in America, where the mantra of “Love Beyond Belief” is the guiding ideal.
Justin received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Oklahoma City University. He previously worked in politics, including for a statewide gubernatorial campaign in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus, and as the Executive Director of the Sedgwick County Democratic Party, in Wichita KS. He grew up in rural Kansas, the oldest of three children.
Justin is married to the beautiful Arianna, who works for Tulsa Hub, a non-profit focused on transportation justice by providing bicycles and skills to those in need, and is a student at Oklahoma State University, in the American Studies department. She plans on becoming a community organizer, helping people change their communities for the better. They have two children, Julian Christopher, age 2, and Evelyn Sophia age 10 months. They currently reside in Tulsa, OK.