First Unitarian Church of Oakland

685 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 893-6129


For pastoral care please email

For rentals info please email

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.


First Unitarian Church of Oakland is in a transition time. We do not have a full time Minister right now. Please see the Our Ministers page for more information.

Administrative Staff

Bill Blakely, Acting 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
Vincent Raines, Live Stream Director:
Zachary Gamble, Sound Technician

Music Program

Renée Witon, Choir Co-Director, Pianist:
Stefan Schneider, Choir Co-Director, Joyful Noise Band Leader:
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 our Pastoral Associates Coordinator at

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

Please see our Program Directory for more resources.