We are a welcoming, diverse, self-governing congregation of approximately 200 members. An elected Board of Trustees manages the affairs of our congregation, and committees implement programs and projects. Paid staff handle the day-to-day work required to maintain our buildings, prepare for Sunday activities, coordinate events, and interact with the public.
First Unitarian Church of Baltimore’s minister is Rev. David Carl Olson. Under his leadership, the congregation enjoys fulfilling services and compassionate pastoral care, while providing outreach to vulnerable populations of our community.
Along with our minister, the staff includes a lifespan religious education director, music director, church administrator, and part-time sexton. We are a teaching congregation, and so we often are home to a ministerial intern, as well as ministerial students.
Elected by the congregation, the Board of Trustees sets policy, conducts long-range planning, and oversees the finances and general well-being of the church. Meetings are open to members of the congregation and held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Volunteer Office. The church follows a set of bylaws, which are updated through a rigorous process when necessary.
Committees are at the center of church life, providing on-the-ground work in a variety of areas, including buildings and grounds, membership, stewardship, and religious education. As the need arises, committees may be formed to address new issues.