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Forge Our Future

Meet Your Endowment Trustees

We are grateful for the expertise and service the three Board-appointed inaugural Trustees bring to the new Endowment.


Dave Becker

Dave joined First Church in 1992 and has served on numerous committees including Stewardship, Investments, Social Justice, Nominating, Ministerial Search, Committee on Ministry, Strategic Planning, and most recently as co-chair of the Endowment Fund Task Force. Dave is a graduate of the UU Midwest Leadership School, served on the Board of Trustees, and as President of the congregation from 1997-99. Dave, his wife Yinbo, and nine-year-old son Teddy enjoy hiking, nature, and traveling together. Dave is an electrical engineer by training and worked for 32 years at GE Healthcare in diagnostic ultrasound product development. After recently retiring from GE Healthcare, Dave now enjoys more time with family and volunteering at the Schlitz Audubon Center.

Ron Oshima

Ron joined First Church in 2010. He is currently on the Finance Team (7 years) and the Endowment Fund Task Force. He has served on the Anti-Racism Team and the Beloved Conversations Team. Ron has an MBA from the University of Chicago and spent 25 years in banking where one stop included developing investment products. He retired in April from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, which introduced him to non-profit management. Ron lives in Whitefish Bay with his wife Kari. In retirement, Ron looks forward to traveling and more time for aikido, sailing, swimming, hiking, reading, and cooking.

Betty Schroeder

Betty has been a member of First Church since 2002. Her involvement at church includes the Finance Committee and being Treasurer for several years in addition to being a past President of the Board of Trustees. Currently, she ushers at the 9:00 service. Betty is a CPA/MBA and spent 35+ years working in finance and banking, focusing primarily on financial modeling in the banking industry. She is now retired and lives in Riverwest with her husband Pat. Retirement includes biking, pickleball and working part time at the Whitefish Bay Library.

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