Custodian

John lives with his wife, Tami, in San Luis Obispo. Three generations (John’s father, himself, and his son) were all born and raised here in SLO. He has been working for the congregation since March of 2016.

Mark Pietri has been serving as the Pianist for UUSLO since 2016. Fluent in multiple styles, Mark brings a wide variety of music from many genres to the congregation. Mark has also served as Music Director for The Melodrama, SLO Repertory Theater and the CCAT in Cambria. Mark teaches piano full time from his home…

Music Director

Alba Franco-Cancel has been serving as the Music Director for UUSLO since 2016. She is also a voice instructor at both Cuesta College and Cal Poly. As a singer, Alba travels all around the country performing opera and concert works. She is a native of Puerto Rico, where she met her husband, music therapist and…

Religious Exploration Leader

Greetings Fellow UU Members, My name is Morgan Saltamachio. I am a Graduate Student at California Polytechnic State University. I will be obtaining my Masters in Special Education with a Mild to Moderate Teaching Credential this spring. I myself am new to Unitarian Universalism, but I have enjoyed my time so far. I have grown…

Director of Religious Exploration

Many of you know me from UUSLO positions I have held. Throughout the years, I have been a member of the Aesthetics team, Board of Trustees, BlUUmers, Worship Arts committee, Leadership Development Team, Ministry of Generosity, PSWD Board and the RE committee.  I am a birthright UU raised in the Berkeley, CA congregation.  When I…

Congregational Administrator

Jo was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been a resident of California since she was 9 years old. After growing up in Santa Barbara, and studying horse management at Merced College, she has lived in SLO County since 1986. She met her wife, Donna Verbeckmoes, in 1996 and they have been together ever since…

“I am Rod Richards, proud and pleased to serve as minister of this congregation.” I say that most every Sunday in my Opening Words and it also holds true on the rest of the days of each week that has passed since I was first called to be minister here in 2012. My wife, Hanje, and I moved…