After a ministerial career with congregations in Burlington, IA, Fitchburg, MA, and Montclair, NJ (where he retired Emeritus in 2015), Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman came to First U to serve as Interim Minister. He and his wife, Judy, decided that this would be their new home and put down roots in Riverside. Charlie now serves as a Deacon at First U. We are worshiping in the Meeting House; if you cannot join us in person, click here to tune in to our YouTube channel.