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….” We are self-governing. We create our own dreams, make our own decisions, and turn those dreams and decisions into reality.

Our Leadership 2016-17

Board of Directors

  • The church is governed by a Board made up of nine directors. Church members are nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected by the members at our annual meeting in June of each year. Officers serve a 1-year term for a maximum of 4 terms and directors serve a 2-year term for a maximum of 2 terms.
  • Board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.
  • Minutes of the meeting are posted on the bulletin board in the Commons after they have been approved.
  • The duties of the Board are described in Article VII of our Bylaws.

Current Board members are:

Board Member Position Term Ends
Jerry Katzmann President June 2018
Gail Bishop Vice President June 2018
Ann Hutton Secretary June 2018
Garth Nelson Treasurer June 2018
Randy Crawford Director June 2018
Greg Turosak Director June 2018
Charyssa Cobb Director June 2019
Kate Thompson-Jewell Director June 2019
Chris Wendt Director June 2019


Program Council

Our Program Council serves as the operational arm of the Board of Directors. Its voting membership includes the Vice President, the chair of the Finance Committee, and the chairs of the committees and councils chartered by the Board of Directors. Chairs of other committees and groups are also encouraged to attend.

The main purposes of Program Council are to:

  • Provide a forum for chairs to coordinate activities and set priorities;
  • Facilitate the efficient dissemination of information;
  • Advise the Board on operational issues;
  • Orient chairs to church procedures and resources

Program Council meets on the first Wednesday of March, June, September, and December, at 7:15 p.m. in the Commons.


Councils, Committees, and Groups

Much of the work of the church – internal and external – is performed by teams of people who gather in councils, committees, and groups. Each has a description approved by the Board of Directors that describes its purpose, functions, organizational structure, and reporting requirements.

Listed below are links to the council and committee descriptions. Most often subcommittees and groups do not have separate descriptions, but perform a distinct part of the work of the larger committee under the direction of that committee.

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

Worship and Music
Worship Committee

Learning and Growth
Adult Religious Education Committee
Sophia Lyon Fahs Library Committee

Congregational Life
Caring Congregation Coordinators

Membership and Stewardship
Stewardship Committee
Endowment Sub-Committee

Finance Committee
Nominating Committee
Personnel Committee
Committee on Ministry

Other Groups
Communications Committee
Memorial Garden Committee
History Committee
Property Committee
Denominational Connections

Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures

The following bylaws, policies, and procedures 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 2016


Children and Youth
Childcare Guidelines
Youth Conference & Lock-In

Guidelines for Writing a Press Release
Publicity Guidelines
Church Planner Event Form

Committee Organization and Function
Committee Functions and Decision Making
Conflict of Interest

Community Engagement
Advocacy, Lobbying, & Elections
Congregational Resolutions

Directed Donations and Unsolicited Gifts
Human Needs Fund
Memorial and Commemorative Fund
Sharing the Offering
Solicitation on Church Premises

Building Use
Guidelines for Memorial & Interment

Safety & Privacy
Directory Use
Electronic Media Privacy
Website Privacy Policy

Procedures & Forms

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