First Unitarian Church of Oakland is in a transition time. We do not have a full time Minister right now.

We are lucky to have members of the congregation, who are UU ministers, who meet regularly and back up each other.  They are here for your questions, confusions, concerns, heartaches and joys.

Each one is available to meet with you for individual, as well as small group meetings.  Just ask.  Conversations are confidential unless you want otherwise.

The ministers also have individual specialiies, such as:

  • Claire Eustace: Summer Pastoral Care Minister (June 15 – August 15) and support for the Pastoral Associates. Contact her through, or directly at her email,
  • Kevin Mann: Outreach to and programming for our local and regional Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) UU communities, and support for Oakland’s Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team. Contact Kevin at
  • The Reverends Mary Foran and Sarah Moldenhauer-Salazar are away for the summer.

The ministers coordinate with Oakland’s Director of Religious Education, Jeffrey Melcher, who is working part-time this summer with a few weeks of vacation sprinkled in.  He is available to support parents, youth, and families. Contact him at

If you prefer a pastoral time with someone outside the congregation, please send a note to Resources will be found for you.

Pastoral Associates are also available to you for open-hearted listening and connection to our Lend A Hand program. Email