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), Thrane Jensen (Treasurer 2019-2020, board term 2017-2020), Michelle Swagler (Secretary 2019-2021, board term 2018-2021), Susan Brown (2018-2021), Scott Mason (2018-2021), Susan Curtis (2019-2022), Clela Reed (2019-2022), Lyndall Tunnell (2019-2022), Jean Bleyle (2019-2020, filling one-year position)

UUFA Board of Trustees 2019-2020


Thoughts from Board Members

  • Get on Board October 2019 The Board welcomed Maya Clement, Youth Representative, to our meeting this month. It is wonderful to have this level of engagement from our youth! The Board continues to work on the Strategic Plan with focus this month on solar panels, revising Mission and Vision statements, the Cause of the Month, communication with the congregation, and safety/security. Save the dates: Budget Town Hall, Sunday, April 19, 2020, and Congregational Meeting, Sunday, May 17, 2020 Please remember to lock the building if you are the last one to leave! Respectfully submitted, Michelle Swagler Secretary, UUFA Board of Trustees ————————————————————————————-
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News from the Board

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