Ministerial Transition Update

At the February meeting, the Board of Directors formed a Candidate Advisory Team to advise the Board on selection of a Developmental Minister.

The team will be responsible for reviewing materials about candidates, contacting candidates and coordinating interviews, contacting references, and assisting the Board in the selection process.

Team members Gary Chvatal, Jennifer Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Marge Link, and Lisa Zywicki were selected by the Board from a group of interested volunteers. Kerry Mead will serve on the team as the Committee on Ministry representative. President-elect Robin Banker and Past President Denise MacMillan will represent the Board. Assistant Minister Sasha Ostrom is serving as a team member to advise the group.

The team is meeting on a near weekly basis. Work to date includes reviewing the charge from the Board and the goals included in UUFR’s application to the UUA to participate in the Developmental Ministry Program.

As we await notification from the UUA of potential candidates, the team is developing interview questions and considering a congregational survey to help the Board and new minister understand the congregation’s needs and wants for developmental ministry.

Feel free to contact the Board or Candidate Advisory team for more information.