The Rev. Peter Morales was elected in June 2009 to a four-year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Rev. Morales, the first Latino president of the UUA, was elected on a platform of growth and multiculturalism. Public witness is central to his presidency, and he is especially passionate about humane immigration reform and environmental justice.
Prior to his election, Rev. Morales served as the senior minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado, one of the UUA’s largest and fastest growing congregations.
Before entering the ministry, Rev. Morales was a Fulbright lecturer in Spain, a newspaper editor and publisher in Oregon, and a Knight International Press Fellow in Peru.
Rev. Morales grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and earned his M.Phil. from the University of Kansas and his M.Div. from the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California.
Rev. Morales and his wife, Phyllis Windrem Morales, have been married for more than 40 years. They have two adult children, Miguel and Marcela.