The Reverend Dr. Daniel O'Connell has been our senior minister since August 2010, having served UU congregations in Danbury, CT (6 years) and St. Louis, MO (8 years).
Having been raised in our faith, he is thoroughly grounded in Unitarian Universalism and committed to UU religious education. He seeks ways to describe, explain and celebrate the diverse spiritual paths among us.
Rev. O'Connell is married to Rev. Bonnie Vegiard, and they have two children.
Campus Minister - Stafford
The Reverend Dr. Dan King has served UU congregations for 20 years and joined the ministry team at First Unitarian Church of Houston, as Thoreau/Stafford Campus minister in Aug. 2017.
The Reverend Susan Yarbrough joined the ministry team as Assistant Minister in August 2017. Her primary portfolio is pastoral care, preaching, and membership at the Museum District campus.
Campus Minister - Copperfield
Ralph Krog has worked as a lawyer and for a medical products company. He is currently in the process of preparing for UU ministry. He is the minister at our Copperfield campus and his portfolio at the Museum District campus is social justice and fundraising.
Minister - Lake Chapala, Mexico
The Reverend Matt Alspaugh is under contract with First UU Houston and works with our other ministers on programming and works as the minister at the Lake Chapala Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ajijic, Mexico.