Careers at First Church

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, is a progressive church based on diverse beliefs, intellectual freedom, spiritual community and social justice. We are a vibrant congregation of 750 members with numerous educational, spiritual development, and social justice ministries and programs. It is a great place to work.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of First Church. It is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, gender, creed, ethnicity, sexual identity or orientation, age, class, disability, national origin or ancestry. We are interested in actively promoting more diversity within our congregation.

Career Opportunities


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It’s an exciting time at First Church as we begin to embark on the search for a new Director of Religious Education (DRE).

The DRE Search Team will collaborate with and advise the Senior Minister on the search for a new, full-time Director of Religious Education. The Search Team’s role is to help find an individual to fill this position who will best serve First Church’s children, youth, and families, realize First Church’s Religious Education mission and vision, and First Church’s overall mission and Ends.

The Search Team met for the first time on January 15, and it was a productive and enthusiastic meeting. The team consists of Amy Wilbourne, Laurie Baker, Kevin Driscoll, John Fitak, Kristine Hansen, Bizzy Schultz, The Rev. Dena McPhetres, and The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. We all share a commitment to Religious Education in our community and come from a
variety of backgrounds and experiences within the church. We have been RE teachers, assistants, youth leaders, and parents of RE students.

In an effort to thoughtfully represent the congregation and the mission and values of the Religious Education program, the DRE Search Team will solicit input from stakeholders within the congregation through the month of February. Members of the Search Team plan to speak with children and youth in RE classrooms, gather input from RE volunteers at Teacher Chat on February 3, have conversations with First Church staff, and be available to parents and the entire congregation at the RE Table during each Coffee Hour from February 3-24 to answer questions about the search. In addition, the team has developed an online survey for stakeholders to easily offer ideas. The survey can be found at

  • The application period for candidates opens on February 1 and runs through the end of the month.
  • By mid-April, the Senior Minister will extend an offer to our selected candidate.
  • In August, we will welcome our new Director of Religious Education!

For the job description, click here.