Rev. Samuel Schaal is an Accredited Interim Minister with the Unitarian Universalist Association, helping congregations in the in-between time between settled ministers. Rev. Sam joined the 1U team in August 2019 and will be with us for two years. A member of one congregation he served described him as “a compassionate, smart, driven minister who brings a wonderfully light touch to services and events.”
Rev. Sam has served congregations in Texas, Missouri, and Wisconsin. He holds a Master of Divinity degree cum laude from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Rev. Sam’s credentials go beyond the church door, as he holds certificates in nonprofit management and financial planning, and has experience as a wealth manager and corporate communicator. He holds the Registered Life Planner©designation from the Kinder Institute of Life Planning and has worked with individuals in maintaining confidence and ease with money. This informs his work with churches in working, as he says, “in the intersection of money and spirit” to connect healthy finances to church mission.
His primary home is in Dallas where he keeps up with his two grown sons and their families, including five grandchildren.
Contact him at RevSam@OrlandoUU.org