The Executive Team (ET) is responsible for the operations of the church. The ET is made up of the Minister, the Business Manager, a program staff member and a lay member of the congregation. Each member of the ET has a portfolio covering operational areas of the church, including Worship, Facilities, Children’s Religious Education, Personnel, and more.

We also have a large number of teams, committees and groups of volunteers who execute many of the tasks associated with running a church. You can learn more about these groups and teams, here. You can also read about our charter requirements for church committees, here.

The Executive Team reports to the Board of Trustees. You can learn more about our governance model, here. If you would like to view our reports, please click here.

For church year 2018-2019 the ET is made up of:

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The Reverend Roberta Finkelstein

Worship, Pastoral Care, Small Group Ministry, Children’s Religious Exploration

Rev. Roberta Finkelstein is a life-long Unitarian Universalist. She was raised in the Community Church of New York where she was in the “Cradle Roll” as an infant and remained...

Marina VanRenssen

Marina VanRenssen

Executive Team: Finance, Personnel, Building and Grounds, Rentals, Communications

Marina VanRenssen joined the staff as Business Manager in September 2007. She manages the business and finances of the office, supervises staff, and is the staff liaison for several executive...

Randy Windle

Outreach Team, Denominational Growth, Art Gallery

Randy Windle and his family discovered First Unitarian Church when they were church shopping with their two small children, having been told elsewhere that they sounded like Unitarians. It has...

Doyle Dobbins