Colin Bossen

The Reverend Dr. Colin Bossen is an award-winning preacher, scholar, and social justice organizer and joined First UU Church of Houston, in August 2018 as Interim Senior Minister.  Read Colin’s blog.

Dan King

The Reverend Dr. Dan King has served UU congregations for 20 years and joined the ministry team at First Unitarian Church of Houston as our Thoreau Campus minister in August 2017.

Carol Burrus
Religious Educator
A long time and talented educator, Carol leads our children’s, youth, and adult core program offerings. She also leads the two all-church retreats (Fall & Spring) and conducts our string band!


Alma Visccarra

Membership and Communications Coordinator

 We are pleased to announce Alma Viscarra has recently been selected as our new Membership and Communications Coordinator.  Alma has already begun to show us how her extensive experience and skills in analysis, development, and implementation of strategic initiatives can provide more effective communication to the public, our guests, and our community of members and friends.  Alma is currently studying our existing database and other records with an eye toward appropriate redesign and timely use of publications, social media, and website features.  You will likely see Alma around our Welcome Table almost every Sunday before the service as she is very conscientiously introducing herself to visitors and guests as well as longtime members.  But that is just the first level of her plan for building stronger relationships with and among us all.  As she says “Welcome!” or “Bienvenidos” to you, we hope you will return the greeting.



Mark Vogel
Music Director
Mark leads our choir, arranges for musical performances of all kinds, and consults with the ministers on Sunday and other programming. Mark is also artistic director of International Voices Houston.

Bob Fazakerly
Musician Emeritus
After Bob’s 35+ year tenure as accompanist, sharing his great talent at piano and organ, Bob has recently retired and been named our Musician Emeritus.

Kyna Taylor
Congregational Administrator
Kyna has recently become our full time Congregational Administrator.  She brings many years experience and many skills in office management.

Jon Naylor
Publications Assistant
Jon’s responsible for all church publications, including the monthly newsletter, weekly updates, and Sunday Service bulletins and announcements.