A little bit about Union...

The idea for Union started with dreaming-out-loud conversations between Mike Baughman, Neil Moseley and Phil Dieke. Eventually the idea developed into a concept and a reality. The North Texas Annual Conference of the  United Methodist Church launched Union as laboratory and new church start to experiment with three key things: 1) what could the church learn from a neighborhood by so embedding itself within the neighborhood that people beyond the worshipping community would actually notice if they closed? 2) What are alternative means of sustaining good work? 3) What might it look like to engage in ministry with young professionals who have left or never engaged the church? 

Since opening in 2012, we’ve developed a top-rated independent coffee shop, three worshipping communities, a long list of arts events and kept the city of Dallas awake with more caffeine than we could measure. We’ve learned a lot along the way and are always happy to share. 

 

Our Mission

Union cultivates the divine spark in our neighbors for the good of the city and the world it inspires through outstanding coffee, robust community and engaging causes. 

 

the most generous cup of coffee in dallas

This is a bold statement, but Union lives up to it. When you buy coffee at Union, 10% of your sale goes to a local non-profit organization. Every four months Union selects a new organization to donate to. To date Union has supported 8 non-profits and has raised thousands of dollars while impacting thousands of lives. 

Organizations Supported:
North Texas Food Bank
Project Transformation
Capes 4 Kids
Cafe Momentum
North Texas Tornado Relied
United Methodist Disaster Relief
 


“May you go forward from this place, with a cape on your back and a kazoo in your mouth, to make Dallas and the world a better place.”
— Mike Baughman, Community Curator - Union


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairperson: Carissa Grisham, Education Consultant for Commit Partnership

Chair Elect: Scott Larson, Attorney, Bell Nunnally

Vice Chairperson: Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle, United Methodist Pastor (retired)

Secretary: Keya Tollossa, Student, Masters in Human-Centered Design

Treasurer: Chandler Grace Terry, Treasury Management Officer, Regions Bank

Keisha Whaley, CEO, Brass Tacks Collective Design Agency

Rev. Mike Baughman, Community Curator & Founding Pastor, Union

Mark Mutschnik, Attorney, Thompson & Knight

Oscar Cetina, Engineer, Pacheco Koch

Robert Kent, Executive Director, Trust for Public Land – Dallas

Libby Bennett, Human Relations Director, Zinwave

Carlee Cagle, Student, Masters in Counseling

Jamie Griffin, Restaurant Consultant, Good Works & Part-Owner, Raising Cane’s Chicken

Noelle Leveaux, Public Relations, Noelle Leveaux Consulting

Alfred White, Marketing, College Football Playoffs

Wes Jansen, Principal Consultant, Bain

Regina Nippert, Executive Director, The Budd Center at SMU for Education & Learning

Rev. Cammy Gaston, District Superintendent, Metro District of the North Texas Annual Conference

Rev. Keith Paine Boone, Senior Pastor, University Park United Methodist Church

Rev. Owen Ross, Director of New Church Starts & Congregational Development, North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church