Our congregation is an independent member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States.
Each member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association governs itself. We select our own ministers, elect our own governing board, raise and allocate our own money for salaries, building upkeep, supplies, and community outreach, and decide what issues we will or won’t support.
UUCT is in a time of experimentation to find a new governance structure which will serve our community now and into the future.
Specifically, we’ve voted to suspend sections of our bylaws which outline the size and composition of our Executive Board. This allows us to streamline our governance structure to be more nimble, inclusive, and adaptive to the present needs of our congregation. It allows us some grace to experiment with new models and move through working out the details collaboratively as needed, and be accountable to the congregation by reporting back what works and what still needs some attention.
The nominating committee will be working with staff and other groups to support the board and volunteers through networking, leadership development, and celebrating our shared ministries. The nominating committee will also share the progress of this experiment throughout the year and bring a motion to the spring 2023 congregational meeting about how we could proceed in the next fiscal year.
UUCT Nominating Committee Members
From left to right: Anna Bethea, Jennifer Carver, Carolyn DuBard, and Deborah Tipton