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 2019-2020 Board of Trustees are Barbara Schell (President 2019-2020, board term 2018-2021), Jean Bleyle (Vice President 2019-2020, filling one-year position), Thrane Jensen (Treasurer 2019-2020), Michelle Swagler (Secretary 2019-2021), Susan Brown (2018-2021), Scott Mason (2018-2021), Susan Curtis (2019-2022), Clela Reed (2019-2022), and Lyndall Tunnell (2019-2022).

UUFA Board of Trustees 2019-2020


Thoughts from Board Members

  • 2020-2021 Budget Drive Continues: Let’s Keep Dancing! When we kicked off our annual Stewardship Drive a month ago, we chose the theme “Let it be a Dance.” Little did we know the fancy footwork that we all would be doing just a few short weeks later!  Despite COVID-19, the Stewardship Campaign is still on. If you have already pledged, THANK YOU!!  Over 50% of our pledges have been received, amounting to about half of the anticipated budget for the coming year.  Now we need to hear from the rest of you.  We are extending the Pledge Drive to April 5 to allow time for the last round of pledges to come in before building our budget Some of us are worried about our own economic well-being in the coming months, and all of our financial commitments may have to change. Of course, that’s okay. You can let us ...
  • Solar Energy Coming Soon to UUFA We are in the middle of an exciting project to install solar panels on the roof of UUFA buildings.  How did this happen? Jackie and Bill Pierson decided that they would like to see UUFA have solar power and were willing to fund it.  When they approached Kate Blane and Dan Everett, members of the Green Sanctuary Committee, the project came to life.  Kate and Dan did some exploring and got a quote but had a previously scheduled trip to Europe and had to set the solar-panel project aside.   Barb Shell, President of the Board, not wanting the project to languish, brought it to the Board of Trustees whereupon Lyndall Tunnell volunteered and was assigned the task of moving the project along by researching and getting quotes for various systems from contractors. Bids from several companies and for different system sizes were presented ...
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News from the Board

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  • Annual Budget Drive Is HERE! Pledge today! (Click here for links.) *NOTE: Sunday March 8 (Eskildsen Room) and 15 (Rainbow Room), Shaye Gambrell, UUFA Administrator, will be available to assist members in accessing or initiating a Realm account to record their financial giving and use as the online UUFA directory. Please Support the Fellowship! It will soon be time to make your annual ...
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