Board Member Reflections

  • Clela Reed Reflects on UUFA’s Building a New Way
    July marks a new year in the life of our fellowship—and a new theme for our focus. After a year of dancing through the pandemic, relying on each other in steps of cooperation and caring, leaning on one another for support, encouragement, and occasional leaps of joy through the tricky choreography that kept us advancing on the dance floor, we are ready to trade in our dancing shoes for brogans and a tool belt. We will be “Building A New Way” and we have work to do! We are halfway through our interim period and are beginning the search for a ...

What’s Up With the Board

  • What’s Up with the Board – July 2021
    President Vivian Preston Sellers welcomed new and returning Board members to our July 13 meeting, the first of the 2021-2022 program year. We started by happily affirming Iva King as Vice President. In addition, we appointed Thrane Jensen as Assistant Treasurer to work with Treasurer Lyndall Tunnell on the Finance Committee. Lyndall confirmed that a new copier has been ordered which will be important to teams and committees once we are able to regather at the Fellowship. In more communications news, we learned that Rosemary Wood has edited the July Tapestry, returning it to its 2013 format. The issue will be mailed ...


UUFA Board of Trustees 2020-2021

How UUFA is Organized

Governance and Ministry UUFA, a mid-size congregation, uses a ‘Governance and Ministry’ structural model developed by independent consultant Dan Hotchkiss, formerly with the Alban Institute. The Board’s primary responsibilities include setting policies, monitoring finances, stewarding buildings and grounds, and some employment oversight. The Board delegates to the Minister, Ministry Council, and Staff, responsibilities regarding programs and the daily management of the Fellowship. The Minister also serves as Chief of Staff.

Click here to learn more about this governance model directly from Dan Hotchkiss.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees serve as governors of UUFA who are the primary stewards of the Fellowship. They create and oversee global policies that guide the work performed to meet the congregation’s mission, vision and covenant. They act as general staff employer and supervise the Minister (who supervises the staff). They designate to the Minister and Ministry Council programmatic responsibilities. Click here for Job Descriptions of UUFA Board positions.

The members serving on the 2021-2022 Board of Trustees are Vivian Preston Sellers (President 2021-2022, board term 2020-2023), Iva King (Vice President 2021-2022, board term 2021-2024), Karen Solheim (Secretary 2021-2022), Lyndall Tunnell (Treasurer 2021-2022, board term 2019-2022), Susan Curtis (2019-2022), Clela Reed (2019-2022), and , Marco Messori (2020-2023), Sarah Cook (2021-2024), Bob Teskey (2021-2022).