Board Member Reflections

  • Lifting Up a Vision for Justice
    from UUFA Board of Trustees member Marco Messori: As I was doing some research on how to craft oUUr article titled “Lifting Up a Vision for Justice,” I found the webpage Justice & Inclusion ( on our UUA website that couldn’t sum up better all the ideas, thoughts, and feelings along with needs of action plans evoked by the theme… Please forgive the cuts to the original article for the sake of space but also feel the power of our UU people in siding with love. “We have a legacy of “deeds not creeds.” Our work for a better world calls us to unexpected places as we harness love’s power to stop oppression. From grassroots community organizing to interfaith state, national, and corporate advocacy; in protest marches, prayer vigils, and press conferences; in homeless shelters and in prisons, Unitarian Universalists put our faith into action. Our justice efforts are grounded in our congregationally-driven ...

What’s Up With the Board

  • What’s Up with the Board – January 2022
    President Vivian Preston Sellers called the monthly Board meeting to order on January 11, 2022. We started the meeting by hearing Mark Williams report on the progress of the Website Design Team. He anticipates the new UUFA website will go live within weeks. Iva reported that plans for the Annual Budget Drive ...
  • February 8: UUFA Board Meeting
    In keeping with the fifth UU Principle, “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large,” UUFA offers members a chance to visit its monthly Board meetings, held virtually using Zoom on the second Tuesday night of each month, starting ...


UUFA Board of Trustees 2021-2022

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).

Organizational & Governing Documents