When a church joins the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, we agree to affirm and promote “…the use of the democratic process within our congregations…”.  Our congregation is self-governing; we create our own dreams, make our own decisions, and turn those dreams and decisions into reality.

Board of Directors 2018-19

The church is governed by a Board made up of nine Directors. Church members are nominated for the Board by our Nominating Committee, and elected by the church members at our annual meeting held in June each year.  Officers serve a 1-year term for a maximum of 4 terms.  Directors serve a 2-year term for a maximum of 2 terms.  The duties of the Board are described in Article VII of our 1st Church Bylaws 2018-06.

Board meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday each month.

Our current Board members are:

Board Member Position Term Ends
Gail Bishop President June 2019
Ann Hutton Vice President June 2019
Greg Turosak Secretary June 2019
Rob Harveland Treasurer June 2019
Charyssa Cobb Director June 2019
Joe Lobl Director June 2020
Kim Reid Director June 2020
David Siljenberg Director June 2020

Councils and Committees

Much of the work of the church – internal and external – is performed by teams of people who gather in councils, committees, and task groups.  Church staff members have operational responsibilities and work collaboratively with committees to ensure the smooth operation of the church and its programs.

Listed below are links to the Council and Committee descriptions describing their purpose, functions, organizational structure, and reporting requirements.  Most often, subcommittees and task groups do not have separate descriptions but perform a distinct part of the work of the larger committee under the direction of that committee.

Committees Reporting to the Board of Directors

Endowment Committee
Nominating Committee
Personnel Committee
Finance Committee


Religious Education Council for Children & Youth
Social Justice Council
Hospitality and Growth Council


Caring Congregation Committee
Communications Committee
History Committee
Memorial Garden Committee
Property Committee
Religious Education Committee (Adult)
Sophia Lyon Fahs Library Committee
Worship Committee

Bylaws, Policies, Procedures & Forms

Our Bylaws have been adopted by the congregation and the Board of Directors to establish predictable and efficient ways to work together and make sure we operate in an ethical, legal, and safe manner.


1st Church Bylaws 2018-06


Our policies are currently undergoing a full review by the Board and, as such, will not be posted online until the review has been completed.  If you are in need of information about a particular policy, please contact the Congregational Administrator in the church office.

Procedures & Forms

Emergency Closing Procedure
Personal Information Use Form
Photo-Video Opt-out Form
Reimbursement or Payment Request Form