The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is putting together the slate of candidates for our elected committees for the June Annual Meeting. There are open positions on the Board of Trustees, Committee on Ministries, Endowment Committee and the NLDC. NLDC encourages you to provide us with the names of people you think have the qualities that would make them good candidates for these positions, including self-nominations, which are warmly welcomed. Please contact any of the NLDC members to nominate, or for more information.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees (BOT) focuses on strategic vision and policy creation, rather than on managing the activities of committees. Through monitoring and evaluation, the Board retains responsibility for ensuring that committee work meets Board defined goals and policy. Ultimately the Board is accountable to the mission and vision of the congregation and the good it can do for individuals in the larger community. The day-to-day decision-making has been delegated to the Senior Minister who serves as the congregation’s Chief of Staff as its spiritual, programmatic and administrative leader. The ideal candidate would have: leadership experience at UCW and/or comparable professional or volunteer leadership experience; membership at UCW for 3+years; willingness and availability to take on a fair share of board work, including policy writing and editing, for approximately 4 hours per month; informed attendance at monthly Board meetings having fully read staff and committee reports, etc.; attendance at semi-annual one-day Board offsite meetings; ability to think strategically and work collaboratively with an open mind and offering fresh perspectives. The BOT consists of nine members and they serve a 3 year term.
Committee on Ministries
The Committee on Ministry (COM) focuses on the entire ministry of our congregation. It is responsible for the congregation’s understanding and fulfillment of our Mission, Vision, and Covenants, as guided by the seven Principles of the UUA. A candidate for the COM is committed to the overall health of the congregation, able to listen, and willing to make tough decisions. Trust, integrity, and the capacity to keep confidences are essential characteristics. The committee is comprised of five members with staggered terms. The candidate will be filling a vacancy with a 5-year term and must be willing to relinquish any major leadership position already held.
Nominating & Leadership Development Committee
The Nominating Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is responsible for providing opportunities for greater involvement in the congregation through leadership development and elected positions. NLDC provides a slate of candidates for any vacancies which may exist on the board of trustees, endowment committee, committee on ministries, audit and NLDC for the annual meeting. This is a 2 year commitment and the committee is comprised of five members.
The Endowment Committee is accountable to the Congregation for receiving, investing and managing in a prudent manner all contributions to the Endowment in support of the long-term financial security of the Congregation. The Committee seeks individuals who care about protecting the church’s future for our children and grandchildren. Candidates should have some basic expertise on the subjects of stocks, bonds, etc. but a candidate with wide experience and strong UU values would be an asset even without such backgrounds. Current members have marketing, corporate strategy, legal, non-profit management and investing backgrounds. This position has a 5 year term and the committee is comprised of five dedicated, smart, nice people. Only members of the church in good standing are eligible. If you would like to learn more about being on the Endowment Committee, please contact Brian Lasher or see one of the committee members who have green ribbons on their name tags on Sundays.
The Auditing Committee is one of the five elected committees of the congregation. The Auditing Committee consists of two voting members, who serve a one-year term that begins at the annual meeting. Members can serve up to five consecutive one-year terms.
The Auditing Committee is responsible for:
- Auditing the financial procedures and accounts of the Congregation
- Recommending changes or improvements in procedures as appropriate
- Reporting the results of its audit to the BOT and subsequently at the Annual Meeting
- Upon request of the Board, auditing programmatic expenses in greater detail.
The ideal member for the Auditing Committee has some experience with business processes and/or serving on a non-profit board of directors – and enjoys digging into the nitty-gritty to make sure things are done right.