Our primary purpose as a Board is to inspire, direct, and hold accountable the Ministers and ourselves through the broad written policies we have established that reflect Unitarian Universalist values and perspectives. The Board must ensure that all divergent views are considered, yet it must resolve into a single organizational position on any issue.

Trustees are elected for three-year terms, with three new members being elected each year to replace the three who will be completing their terms. Nominations are made by the Nominating Committee chaired by TBA.

To contact all members of the Board of Trustees, send an email to board@first-unitarian-pgh.org


  • Rob Schwartz  (2024), President
  • Raeann Olander (2025), Vice President
  • Kate Snow (2023), Secretary
  • Kyle Gracey (2023), Treasurer


  • Amy DeChicchis (2024)
  • Nick Izzo (2025)
  • Heather Masterson (2023)
  • Chris Milcarek (2025)
  • Bob Mitchell (2024)
  • Rev. Kate Walker, Minister (Ex-Officio)

Financial Officers

  • Claus Makowka, Controller
  • Margaret Stevens, Assistant Controller

The Board of Trustees meets every third Wednesday at 7:00 PM. Watch the newsletter for more details.

Board of Trustees Updates

2021 Treasurer’s Report

We ended the year in a reasonable financial position and slightly better than we budgeted for. This allowed us to incur a smaller-than-expected net operating loss and less reliance on reserve funds than we had ...
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Board OKs Committees for Stewardship, Communications

The Board of Trustees met via Zoom on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Jim Pashek joined as guest. The vote on changes to 2021 Budget was presented by Kyle Gracey. The budget has been adjusted now that ...
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3rd Quarter Treasurer’s Report: Finances Are ‘OK’

Our finances are in an OK position going into the last quarter of the year. Although we continue to suffer losses due to the pandemic, we are still generally operating as budgeted for the year. ...
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2nd Quarter Treasurer’s Report

Our finances are in a reasonable position after the first half of 2021. Although we continue to suffer losses due to the pandemic, we are generally operating as budgeted for the year. All information below ...
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A Message from the Board of Trustees; Repayment of the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

Dear First Unitarian Members,As you may know, the Board of Trustees voted at its March 17, 2021, meeting torepay the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan that the First UnitarianChurch of Pittsburgh received in April ...
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