We look forward to hearing from you.

General Information and Inquiries

Office hours:
Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm

1 Lawson Road, Kensington CA 94707. Select Directions to see a map and directions at the top of the screen.

Phone: (510) 525-0302

Select here to send us an email if you’re not sure who to contact. We’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can.

Pastoral Care:

Send us an email at if you know a UUCB congregant who is in a life transition, sick, hospitalized, recovering, grieving or otherwise in need of attention and support, be it a listening ear or a ride to church. Our Pastoral Care Team, which includes our Pastoral Associate lay members, will reach out to them.

Send us an email at about someone who would welcome a Super Card. Our Sunday Super Cards offer support and love, as well as commemorate birthdays of those 80 and better.

If you have a pastoral care emergency, please call Rev. Marcus Liefert at (510) 525-0302 ext. 303  He is always available for pastoral needs, as phone messages will be forwarded to him.

Newsletters, website, email lists

The Week Ahead
Send submissions by Wednesday, 5 pm, for publication Friday to cover the following Sunday through Saturday.

Beacon on the Hill
Send submissions to our monthly newsletter by the 15th of the previous month.

Subscribe to our newsletters here. – Webmaster
Send other content for display on our website, as well as suggestions for changes or notes about problems with using the site, to the current Webmaster.

Email lists:

Contact a staff member directly

For staff hours and availability, please see the bottom of The Week Ahead

Administrative staff

Office Administrator, Janae Heard
Phone: (510) 525-0302, ext. 306

Executive Director, Tess Snook O’Riva
Phone: (510) 525-0302, ext. 305
Office Hours: works Monday-Friday. In office Tuesdays and Fridays.


Rev. Marcus Liefert, Senior Minister

For Rev. Marcus’s schedule, including availability for meetings, visit the Our Ministers page.

Music Program

Director of Music, Dr. Bryan Baker
Phone:  (510) 525-0302, ext. 309+1

Principal Organist, Katya Kolesnikova