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 2018-2019 Board of Trustees are Bob McArthur (President), Barbara Schell (Vice-President), Thrane Jensen (Treasurer), Barbara Teskey (Secretary), Susan Brown, Scott Mason, Jane Mayer, Rosemary Wood, Michelle Swagler.


Thoughts from BOT Members

  • Growing Into Our Building October 18, 2018 Post Submissions Success can be exhausting. At our October meeting, the Board of Trustees spent time going over some of the new policies, procedures, and costs that our renovated building requires.  We can eat and drink (with care) in meeting rooms but the sanctuary remains ‘Water Only’. We have new responsibilities toward ...

Monthly Meeting Summary

  • Get On Board, 10/9/2018 At its October 9, 2018 meeting, the UUFA Board of Trustees accomplished the following. The Board discussed:  effective methods and processes for Congregational input; strategic and long-term planning; and Finance Committee task forces on investment management and internal auditing. Actions approved were:  funds for air conditioner replacement in the Religious Exploration (RE) ...