First Unitarian Church of Oakland

685 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 893-6129


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Office Hours

Office hours are by appointment. Please call (510) 893-6129.

The office is closed on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and Christmas Day. The office is also closed for the Winter holiday between Christmas and New Year’s.


Reverend Laurel Liefert (she/her), Contract Minister:

Administrative Staff

Jorim Rhee (they/she), Congregational Administrator:

If you have questions about your pledge please contact

Facilities & Rentals

Email  Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply.
Frank Tobor, Sexton
Zachary Gamble, Audio/Video/Streaming
Mateo Jackson-Zsigo, Audio Technician
Lane Nihei, Video Technician
Evelie Delfino Såles Posch (her/she/siya), Senior Audio/Video Technician

Music Program

Renée Witon (she/her), Co-Director, Music Team:
– Crescendo Choir Co-Director, Pianist
Susan Keiter (she/her), Co-Director, Music Team:
– Crescendo Choir Co-Director, Pop Up Choir Director, Joyful Noise Band Director

Children and Families Ministry
& Adult Spiritual Development Programs

Jeffrey Melcher (he/him), Director of Religious Education:
Tracey Hickey, Youth Lead Facilitator
Esther Kimelman-Block, Nursery Care Provider
London Reid, Nursery Care Provider


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