The Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has been UCN's half-time minister since July 2019. He was born in South San Francisco, California in 1949; studied to be a Catholic priest for ten years; and was ordained a UU minister in 1975. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Maryknoll College (Glen Ellyn, IL) in 1971; his M.A. in theology from Maryknoll School of Theology (Ossining, NY) in 1973; and his doctorate in ministry from Meadville/Lombard Theological School (Chicago, IL) in 1975.

Before being called to Unitarian Church North in Mequon, WI, Tony served as minister of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church in Racine, Wisconsin for 42 1/2 years (July 1975 through December 2017). He and his husband, Craig Matheus, have been together for 37 years. (Craig taught 5th grade in the Racine Unified School District for 20 years, before retiring.)

Reflecting Unitarian Universalism's commitment to social justice, Tony has served on the boards of the Women's Resource Center (helping battered women), the Homeless Association Leadership Organization, Racine Jail Ministry, Alliance on Mental Illness, the Southeastern Wisconsin AIDS Project, the George Bray Neighborhood Center, the LGBT Center of S.E. Wisconsin, and the Racine Interfaith Coalition. He also plays piano and guitar and has written a number of songs and hymns.

Published writing includes:

Trust Yourself! You have the Power (Impact Publishers, 1979)
A Catechism for Unitarian Universalists (UUA curriculum, co-authored, 1988)
Chapter on UU evangelism, published in Salted With Fire (Skinner House, 1995)
Chapter on financial giving, published in Everyday Spiritual Practice (Skinner House, 1999)

Rev. Dr. Tony's Column
Parson to Person

June 30, 2023

“My Last Parson to Person” June 30, 2023

I want to thank you all for my "send off" on my last official Sunday with you (June 25th). The festivities that day were not just inspiring but so much...
May 26, 2023

“Marvels, Wizards, and Wardrobes” May 26, 2023

On Sunday, June 4th, we will be honoring Gay Pride Month by celebrating "The Theology of The Wizard of Oz," and exploring some of its relevance to UU spiritual...
May 5, 2023

“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” May 5, 2023

A month from now (June 4th), UCN will be celebrating LGBTQ Month (June), with a service and sermon on "The Theology of The Wizard of Oz." (Yes, there is a theology there,...
March 31, 2023

“A Little Humor for April Fool’s Day” March 31, 20

Today (March 31st) is my 74th birthday. As some of you know, I have always wished my birthday had been the day after, since April 1st seems to fit my...


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Unitarian Church North is governed by a volunteer Leadership Board, whose members are elected by the congregation. The church year runs from July 1 through June 30.

L to R: John Cabaniss (Sunday Services), Betsy Muellenbach (At Large Trustee), Jennifer Wilke (Social Justice), Gerry Schmitz (Past President), Julie Zumach (President), Ed Ahrenhoerster (President-Elect), Dan Lusk (Membership), Peter Blain (Finance), Sherryl Andrus (Treasurer).
Not pictured: Katie Egan-Bruhy (Financial Secretary).


President: Julie Zumach
President-Elect: Ed Ahrenhoerster
Treasurer: Sherryl Andrus

Non Officer Positions

Financial Secretary: Katie Egan-Bruhy
Past-President: Gerry Schmitz

At-Large Trustee

Betsy Muellenbach

Committee Chairs (Trustees)

Membership: Dan Lusk
Finance: Peter Blain
Sunday Services: John Cabaniss
Social Justice: Leigh Hoftiezer (Acting Chair)