Warren Ross began his lifelong commitment to Unitarian Universalism in his teens as president of the youth group at All Souls Church in New York City. After time out for graduate work, the United States Army, getting married, and starting a career in medical journalism, he served as the first president of the New York Metropolitan Unitarian Universalist District, as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association board of trustees, and then as a trustee of Starr King School for the Ministry. He is a contributing editor of UU World and the author of two Skinner House books. He has held various offices at the Flushing Unitarian Church (where he first heard about Veatch funds) and at the Community Unitarian Church of White Plains, both of New York.
He was a founder and principal of Kallir, Philips, Ross, a medical communications company in New York City, and served two four-year terms on the Rye, New York City Council, the first as a member, the second as mayor. He is the father of three daughters and lives in Rye with his wife, Lucile.