Board Member Reflections

  • When Our Repertoire Might…
    In performing arts, a solid repertoire can help beginners feel comfortable and ready to execute… It can become a part of their identity until they are ready to explore new spaces, new energies, new larger audiences… Performers with mastery of their own repertoires can pull out punchlines, acting techniques, and ultimately whole shows, starting to achieve new success. and maybe even larger audiences. Having many tools in their repertoire can make them feel comfortable with their audience and with themselves, and maybe be able to perform almost in autopilot mode to manage the “expected” and take some risks here and ...
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What’s Up With the Board

  • Beat the Budget Town Hall – Pledge Now!
    Checked your sundial lately? If your 2021-2022 pledge missed being submitted by the March 28 deadline, there is still time to help provide support for the Fellowship’s busy year ahead – coming back from pandemic challenges, welcoming everyone warmly and safely, launching a successful settled minister search, and much more. For details on the budget and pledging, click here.
  • Virtual General Assembly Arrives June 23! Want to Attend?
    Again this year, the UUA General Assembly (GA) will be online. UUFA’s Board would like to know if you plan to register and whether you are considering serving as one of our delegates. Please let UUFA Congregational Administrator Shaye Gambrell know if you’re interested. The GA registration process is the same for delegates and non-delegates. Click here to register for GA. The registration fee is $200 per person with financial support for registration as well as a payment plan available. The theme for the June 23-27 event is “Circle ‘Round for Justice, Healing and Courage.” In a time of pandemic, GA is a time to ...


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)..