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


  • President – Raeann Olander (2025)
  • Vice President – Brian Junker (2026)
  • Secretary – Nick Izzo (2025)
  • Treasurer – Kyle Gracey (2026)


  • Amy DeChicchis (2024)
  • Nick Izzo (2025)
  • Rob Schwartz (2023)
  • Chris Milcarek (2025)
  • Bob Mitchell (2024)
  • Jean Schmidt (2026)
  • Rev. Kate Walker, Minister (Ex-Officio)

Financial Officers

  • Bob Baron, 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

Seeking Board Nominees

Valentine’s Day is coming! Wouldn’t it be sweet to nominate yourself, or another church member you would recommend, to serve on First Unitarian Church’s Board of Trustees? Now is your chance! The Nominating Committee welcomes nominations ...
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2023 Treasurer’s Report

Annual Financial SummaryWe ended the year in a somewhat worse financial position than expected. We start this year in a tighter financial situation than last year, but still generally healthy. All numbers are as of ...
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3rd Quarter Report: Finances ‘Reasonably Good’

Our finances are still in a reasonably good position for the year, still a bit behind budget but not drastically so, reports church Treasurer Kyle Gracey. All numbers are as of the end of September. Budget, ...
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Board Self-Assessment Results

Over the past year and a half, your Board and Minister have worked to expand our church’s ability to assess key parts of itself. As part of that effort, earlier this year, the Board conducted ...
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Take the Strategic Plan Approval Survey

After months of work and feedback from members like you, the VIM Committee is excited to present the final version of the Strategic Plan! You can find the final version here.  Other than some formatting changes, ...
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