Please note that our offices and building will remain closed until the “Stay in Place” order has been lifted. Our Sunday Services have been moved to online please see our Worship Page for more info.

First Unitarian Church of Oakland
For Rentals info please email

685 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Office Hours

Our Staff is working virtually from home. Please use the listed emails below to contact the staff as needed.

The “virtual” office is closed for most major holidays: New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, MLK Birthday, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving day and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The office is also closed for the Winter holiday 12/23/20-1/3/21. Holiday services will continue during this time and will most likely be virtual this year. See the Church Calendar for holiday events.


Rev. Theresa Ninan Soto, Parish Minister:
To make an appointment with Rev. Soto please use their Calendly account:

Administrative Staff

Noemi de Guzman, Congregational Administrator:

If you have questions about your pledge please contact

Facilities & Rentals

Stefan Schneider, Facilities Manager & Rentals Coordinator: (510) 292-6576 (mobile),  Please allow 24-48 hours for Stefan to reply.
Frank Tobor, Sexton
Zachary Gamble, Sound Technician

Music Program

Renée Witon, Choir Co-Director, Pianist:
Stefan Schneider, Choir Co-Director, Joyful Noise Band Leader:
Vincent Raines, Pianist 2:
Susan Keiter, Pop Up Choir Director:

Children and Families Ministry & Adult Spiritual Development Programs

Jeffrey Melcher, Director of Religious Education:
Dorothy Paul, Nursery Care Provider

Other Resources

Pastoral Care — contact one of our ministers (above), or our Pastoral Associates Coordinator at

Board of Trustees — see their web page, or email them at

Please see our Program Directory for more resources.