Search for a Settled Minister 2022-23

Unlike many other faith traditions, where a congregation is assigned a minister by the regional or national leadership, a vote by the membership of a Unitarian Universalist church is required to call a settled minister into covenant with a congregation. The search process developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is designed to match ministers in search for a congregation with congregations in search for a minister.

 

Meet Our Search Committee

The Search Committee is tasked with participating in the UUA sanctioned search process to find the best candidate to fulfill the role of settled minister for our Congregation. To that end, we aim to earn and keep the trust of our Congregation, to engage the membership in the search process, to represent our Congregation as authentically as possible, and to maintain the privacy of ministers in search.

 
Members of the Search Committee were nominated by members in the spring of 2022 and the slate of candidates prepared by the Board was approved by our Congregation at the Congregational Meeting in May 2022. You can read more about each of the committee members below.

 

 
 

Announcements & Events

Come back soon for a link to our Congregational Survey and ways to sign up to participate in Cottage Meetings, Focus Groups, and the Beyond Categorical Thinking sessions!

 

Search Timeline

 

Board of Trustees sought nominations & Congregation voted for Search Committee membersMarch-April 2022 (complete)
Search Committee members approved at Congregational MeetingMay 2022
(complete)
Congregational survey will be releasedSeptember 2022
Cottage meetings/focus groups will be set upFall 2022
Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop will be scheduled with CongregationFall 2022
Congregational record will be completed and sent to the UUA for approvalNovember 2022
Candidate applications will be received and reviewedJanuary - March 2023
Candidate will be announced and Candidating week arrangedApril 2023
Congregation will submit Notice of CallMay 2023
New Settled Minister will arriveAugust 2023

 

Documents

Our Congregational Record and other important documents will be posted here once complete. Please check back soon!