Transitional Assistant Minister

Transitional Assistant Minister
Rev. Samuel Schaal


We are excited to introduce Reverend Samuel Schaal as Emerson’s temporary assistant minister. Rev. Schaal’s specialty and experience is as an intentional interim, or transitional, minister. We think he will be a great support and provide help as the congregation decides its future.

Sam has experience on the board of the Grief and Loss Center of North Texas, where he honed skills that will help our congregation as we continue to work through a journey of grief begun with Rev. Mark Edmiston-Lange’s passing. More generally, he will primarily provide pastoral support and leadership to the pastoral care and membership committees, and he has special interest in financial stewardship since he has worked in financial planning.

Reverend Schaal is a proud grandfather with four grandchildren in Tyler and one (the newest!) in Fort Worth. Being with us at Emerson in Houston will keep him close to family. In addition, he freely admits to loving Texas and Texans. He’s glad to be back in Houston after enjoying his time at Bay Area UU in 2010-12.

We welcome Rev. Schaal to our church family!