Charles Buck has been President and CEO of UCF since March 2019. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, having served as pastor in Northern California and Hawai`i, as well as conference minister in Hawai`i and New Hampshire. Prior to joining UCF, Charles was a member of UCF’s Board of Directors, including two years of service as Chair. He brings to UCF extensive administrative, organizational and investment experience from nearly 30 years of work as senior pastor and judicatory executive and long service on numerous board of directors and committees. Born in San Francisco, Charles graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, earned his Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from Stanford University. He is married to Susan, and they have two adult children, Matthew and Sara.