Rev. David A. Miller became UUCF’s senior minister in August 2015. In that role, he is the congregation’s lead minister and is responsible for the programs and staff related to worship, social justice and stewardship.
Before coming to UUCF, Rev. Miller was the settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship of San Dieguito in Southern California since 2009.
David was raised Jewish in the Skokie/Evanston area just north of Chicago. He has a B.S. degree in political science from the University of Utah and received his master of divinity degree from the Claremont School of Theology in 2008 with an emphasis in social transformation. Before he was called to the ministry, David spent more than 25 years in executive management, strategic planning, marketing, business development and fundraising with private sector and non-profit organizations.
David also previously served the San Diego County UU Cluster as the ministerial coordinator of the San Diego County UU Network (SUUN), as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Pacific Southwest District Ministerial Transitions Team and as a district consultant for boards for strategic planning and mission/vision retreats. He also served Unitarian Universalism as a member of the Standing on the Side of Love National Creative Advisory Team.
David’s spouse, Alice King, is a candidate for UU ministry studying at Meadville Lombard Theological School. She was most recently the young adult and campus ministry coordinator for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego. She began a yearlong ministerial internship at Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church in September 2015.
Outside of work, David has retired from many years of softball, basketball and ultimate Frisbee and now enjoys walks with Alice, cooking (when there is time), movies, music (both listening and singing, djembe and cajon drumming) and spin and total body gravity machine workouts.