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)..
Board Member Reflections
- Seesawing through 2020By Vivian Preston Sellers, Vice President, Board of Trustees Ever played on a seesaw? It was one of my favorite playground items when I was a child. I still remember the fun and yet the fear. Who gets on first and holds it still for the other person? Who gets off first, and how do you keep the other person safe, not letting them hit the ground so hard? How can you go fast and still stay on? How can you maneuver your bodies on the see-saw, even if you are not the same weight, so that you both can perfectly ...