Leadership Team
Senior Pastor

Joshua Newton

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Joshua Newton is the Pastor here at University Baptist Church. He has been married to his beautiful wife Jennifer since July of 2015 and looks forward to starting their family soon. He has been in ministry for 5 years and has served in California, Arizona, and is excited about serving in Boise, Idaho. His passion is to make disciples of Christ that make disciples, and ultimately seeing the Treasure Valley grow through gospel ministry. He has a strong conviction to lead the church to; connect with God, live in biblical community, and serve their neighbors. Josh enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and playing board games. He loves to meet new people and help them take that next step in their faith.

Connect Leader

Jason Cicero

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Rev. Jason Cicero, ordained in 2012, is a husband of 22 years to Erica and father to three girls (ages 20, 18, and 14).  While he has held a variety of leadership positions at UBC during the past 20+ years, he currently serves as the Connect Leader working to help those inside and outside of the church feel welcome and experience an authentic interaction with the Living and True God and then help them transition to learning how to continue their spiritual journey toward Living that Disciple relationship and Serving the world around them and Sharing the hope that God offers to all who come to Him.  He also has held various leadership and engineering positions at Micron Technology where he currently is a Software Engineering Architect.  His ultimate desire is to worship and serve the Lord with all His heart, mind, soul, and strength, and he enjoys listening and assisting others with resolving problems whether they are spiritual, relational, or technical.

Live Leader

Quincy Holton

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Quincy Holton is the husband of Jodi and father of Ruth (17) and Hannah (16).  He has been a member of University Baptist Church for 20 years.  During that time, he has been involved with many aspects of church life within University Baptist, including attending, teaching, serving on committees, and general labor.  He is currently employed by Micron Technology as an Electrical Engineer, so he is a Geek; but it’s okay, his family accepts him and he has learned to live with it!  He has a burden for marriages, families, and young people to have a Biblical Worldview.  Quincy is leading the charge in establishing a small group culture at UBC.

Serve Leader

Keith Williams

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Rev. Keith Williams was ordained by University Baptist Church in July 2015.  He has been a member at UBC for more than twenty years and has filled various roles, including teaching an adult Sunday School class, ministering to the elderly as part of UBC’s outreach to a local nursing home, and playing congas on the praise team.  Keith currently works in Quality Assurance at Western Electronics, but his goal is to be in the ministry full time.  Keith serves on the leadership team as the Serve Leader, where he is striving to transform the structure of the church to better serve the community.

Administation Leader

John Weers

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John Weers has been married for 19 years to his wife Vickie and has two teenage boys.  John has had many different positions at UBC over the last 20 years, mostly involving worship and administrative areas.  He currently serves as the Administrative Leader in charge of making sure church operations are running smoothly and that proper maintenance and fiscal management is done.  John also works at Micron Technology and currently leads several teams of Software Engineers and Quality Analysts.  John’s goal for the Administrative area of the church is to minimize the visibility and cost of ongoing operations so that the majority of church members’ time commitment can be around worshiping and serving God

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