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

Four members of the congregation, who are UU ministers or in process to become UU ministers, are available in the following ways:

  • Claire Eustace: Primary ministerial support for the Pastoral Associates program.
  • Mary Foran: Participation in the transition planning, including arranging for pastoral presence in person and online for listening circles. Memorial services as requested.
  • Kevin Mann: New Worship Associate, Oakland BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Caucus, Bay Area Regional BIPOC Coordinator, Ministerial Support for Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team.
  • Jeffrey Melcher, in addition to his current Director of Religious Education responsibilities: Worship Coordinator until further notice. Pastoral care for children, youth, and parents.

In addition, they all are available to “back-up” each other and for individual ministerial support as requested. Pastoral conversations with any of them are confidential conversations.

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