Shared Ministry

Our church is about to embark on an exciting new Shared Ministry governance model, which has been under discernment for several years now. Why the change?

Multiple reasons: better collaboration, more reliance on a knowledgeable and experienced staff, better communication, more time for congregants to focus on fellowship, spiritual journey and important issues.

Teams have been formed around six programmatic areas. Teams will begin with an orientation in early September, and team meetings will begin this fall. Watch the weekly e-news for updates. Read all about who is on the teams and how they will work here: :

Shared Ministry Overview and Roster

Upcoming Shared Ministry Team Open Meetings and Zoom Links

 

Board of Directors 2020-21

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 Church Bylaws.

2020-2021 UU Board Goals

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

Our current Board members are:

Board MemberPositionTerm Ends
Ann HuttonPresidentJune 2021
Kim ReidVice PresidentJune 2021
Greg TurosakSecretaryJune 2021
Rob HarvelandTreasurerJune 2021
Molly DingelDirectorJune 2021
Sarah HayesDirectorJune 2021
Joe LoblDirectorJune 2022
Kathy SchwartzDirectorJune 2022
David SiljenbergDirectorJune 2022

Councils and Committees

As 2020-2021 is our first year of shared ministry, policies and descriptions will be updated over time. The following are the most previous descriptions of various groups.

Committees Reporting to the Board of Directors

Endowment Committee
Finance Committee
Nominating Committee
Personnel Committee

Councils

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

Committees

Caring Congregation 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.

Bylaws

Bylaws 2019

Policies

Finance Policies
General Policies
Governance and Council Policies
Operating Committee Policies
Personnel Policies
Technology & Communication

Procedures & Forms

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