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.
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.
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!
|Board of Trustees sought nominations & Congregation voted for Search Committee members||March-April 2022 (complete)
|Search Committee members approved at Congregational Meeting||May 2022
|Congregational survey will be released||September 2022|
|Cottage meetings/focus groups will be set up||Fall 2022|
|Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop will be scheduled with Congregation||Fall 2022|
|Congregational record will be completed and sent to the UUA for approval||November 2022|
|Candidate applications will be received and reviewed||January - March 2023|
|Candidate will be announced and Candidating week arranged||April 2023|
|Congregation will submit Notice of Call||May 2023|
|New Settled Minister will arrive||August 2023|
Our Congregational Record and other important documents will be posted here once complete. Please check back soon!