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

  • Bringing Our Strengths Together
    When we Board members established the 2020-2021 theme of Let It Be a Dance last winter, we didn’t anticipate that the Fellowship and everyone else would face a pandemic in 2020, now approaching its third peak of infections. The application of November’s sub-theme of Strength was anticipated quite differently last winter. But now in November, Strength is an essential element of facing our congregation’s challenges amid a community dealing with illness and deaths, severe economic disparities, and residents experiencing quarantine fatigue – the desire to return to the before-times behaviors – more sharply as the pandemic drags on. Of course dance requires ...

News from the Board

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