Rev. T. J. FitzGerald is our minister. He loves to meet with people to hear more about their faith journeys and how First Unitarian Church has been a part of their lives.

T. J. has served as our minister since 2017. He holds sacred the beauty of this island as well as the lives of those who inhabit it. He believes deeply in the powerful combination in the Unitarian Universalist life of worship, lifelong learning, and justice work. The combination of these spiritual disciplines forms much of the power of Unitarian Universalist communities and much of the heart of individuals who support our communities.

T. J. has served in the past as the chaplain for the Association of Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries (formerly UUMN). He was also the statewide organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign in Hawai’i. And he works collaboratively with a range of justice-seeking groups and constituencies across the island.

One of his great loves is attending University of Hawaii home baseball games and cheering on the Bows!

You can e-mail him (minister at to arrange a time to meet. In the time of the pandemic it is easiest to reach him on his cell at (nine one seven) eight eight six-six four two nine.