Church Governance

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Overview

University Unitarian Church is governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) elected for three-year terms by the congregation from among its members.

In addition to electing the Board of Trustees, the congregation elects the Moderator and members of a Leadership Development Committee (LDC), which is charged with presenting nominees for election. Each year, the Board appoints a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary, as described in our bylaws. View our current Board Members.

The Board of Trustees holds business meetings on the third Thursday of each month, September through June, at 7 p.m. (Refer to the church calendar for meeting location.) Members and friends are welcome to attend. The key to governance at UUC is communication between the Board and the congregation. Please seek out your board members after church services to share your thoughts and questions.

Each year, nominees for election to vacated positions on the Board of Trustees are presented to the congregation by the Leadership Development Committee (LDC). This committee is a group of members elected for two-year terms by the congregation.

The Annual Congregational Meeting, conducted by our elected church Moderator, brings members together at the end of the regular church year, usually the second Sunday in June, to vote on the budget and elect new representatives. The Board of Trustees, ministers, and staff report the accomplishments of the last year. All are welcome to share in the conversation.

The Annual Meeting is an essential contribution of time and attention by our voting members, and a quorum is required. With the participation and involvement of congregants, we can pursue our shared mission and vision.

For copies of past and upcoming Annual Meeting reports, which include approved or proposed budgets and capital plans, as well as copies of the board-approved minutes of past Annual Meetings, see Annual Reports and Minutes or contact the church office. Copies of our church Bylaws and the Board’s governance policies and meeting minutes are also available for your reference.

UUC 2021-22 Board of Trustees

 Contact all members of the Board via Board@uuchurch.org3-Year Terms Expire in June
Rosemary Daszkiewicz, President 2023
Kathleen Cromp, Vice President 2023
Michael Kasprzak, Treasurer 2022
Gayle Childers, Secretary 2022
John Crusius 2024
Patricia Graesser 2024
Tim Vos 2023

UUC 2021-22 Moderator

 Two Year Term Expires in June
Sarah Walker  2022

UUC 2021-22 Leadership Development Committee

Contact all members of the Leadership Development Committee via LDC@uuchurch.org Two Year Terms Expire in June
Kathy Englert, Co-Chair 2022
Becca Fishaut 2022
Jerry Gillmore 2022
Penny Hinke, Co-Chair 2024
Judith Leconte 2022
Gary Shumway 2024
Jim Webb 2024

 

University Unitarian Church: Our Community at a Glance

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Governing Documents

The essential documents governing the congregation of University Unitarian Church are the Articles of Incorporation filed with the State of Washington, the Bylaws, and the Board Governance Policies.

Other relevant documents related to the governing and operation of the church include the annual Monitoring Schedule of Board and Executive activities, the Finance Policies of the Board-appointed Finance Committee, and the Personnel Policies of the Board-appointed Human Resources Committee.

Strategic Plan

The current 2012-2020 Strategic Plan of the congregation, based on the findings of the Year of Discernment Planning Team’s work in 2011 and 2012, is directed by the following source documents.

Implementation Teams' Visual Reporting for 2013/2014 Year

Implementation Teams’ Visual Reporting for 2013/2014 Year