Board & Governance
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 2020-2021 Board of Trustees are Scott Mason (President 2020-2021, board term 2018-2021), Vivian Preston Sellers (Vice President 2020-2021, board term 2020-2023), Thrane Jensen (Treasurer 2020-2021), Michelle Swagler (Secretary 2019-2021), Susan Brown (2018-2021), Susan Curtis (2019-2022), Clela Reed (2019-2022), and Lyndall Tunnell (2019-2022), Marco Messori (2020-2023)..
Thoughts from Board Members
- Scott visits with Kelly Simonson and the UUFA Communications Team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmDU4sO8q9s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utuchmYZjGk&feature=youtu.be
- Michelle Leebens-Mack Discusses Her Program at Emory and Our Sister Congregation in Oakland, Transylvania https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDcRSzdmmA&feature=youtu.be