These teams and committees manage the church’s overall functioning. They have appointed, elected, or limited leadership, and often require being a member of the congregation.
You can learn more about each team or committee’s function by clicking on their name. If you have a question or want to contact any of these groups, simply use the form at the bottom of the page.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees (BOT) is the main leadership of UUCE, responsible for making decisions and setting policies for the church. It has general charge of the church property, its business affairs, and control of its administration. The BOT meets monthly, and the minutes from these meetings can be viewed on our blog.
Members of the BOT are elected at the annual meeting held in May each year, and serve for three-year terms. The BOT consists of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Trustees. Meet our current BOT on our Leadership page!
Committee on Ministry
The Committee on Ministry (COM) is responsible for monitoring and assessing the ministries at UUCE. In line with this, they support the minister, advocate for healthy communication and right relationships between all members of UUCE, and promote UUCE’s Mission and Vision.
Members serve three-year terms and are replaced by internal nomination at the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Endowment Fund Committee
The Endowment Fund Committee manages and controls the assets of the UUCE Operational Endowment Fund. The committee makes decisions to hold, sell, exchange, transfer, convert, invest, and reinvest all assets of the Fund.
The committee is made of up a President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and the minister and president of the BOT are advisory members. Members of the Endowment Fund Committee are elected at the annual meeting, and serve for staggered three-year terms.
The Executive Team (ET) serves to execute the policy decisions determined by the Board of Trustees, as well as provide support and oversight of all church committees and teams. It consists of three to six members meeting with the minister and church administrator to provide support and oversight of all church organizations.
The Executive Team members are appointed by the Board of Trustees for staggered three-year terms.
The Finance Committee serves under the Board of Trustees. Its purpose is to ensure the financial well-being of the church by overseeing all church financial activities by overseeing the annual budgeting process, monitoring and reporting on the status of expenditures relative to the budget, financial record-keeping, creating financial policy and procedure, and producing semi-annual contribution statements to the congregation.
The Finance Committee consists of the BOT Treasurer, the Financial Coordinator, and three other members.
Leadership Development Committee
The Leadership Development Committee (LDC) serves two main functions at UUCE: to encourage participation in the teams at UUCE, and act as “matchmaker” between team leaders and members. The LDC nominates members to fill vacancies on the Board of Trustees, the Endowment Committee, and other committees and teams as needed. It also supports lay leaders by promoting leadership development through workshops and mentorship.
The Leadership Development Committee is made up of four members, serving staggered three-year terms.
Team and committee leadership can come to the LDC for resources, events to promote leadership development, and assistance in finding good candidates to fill open positions.
The Personnel Committee supports the Board of Trustees and the Executive Team in matters related to staff, job descriptions, and hiring. It reviews and maintains the Employee Handbook, maintains job descriptions for volunteer and staff positions, and assists in recruiting and interviewing potential hires.
The Personnel Committee meets three times a year, and is made up of three members who serve staggered three-year terms. There is always one chair, appointed by the Board of Trustees on the final year of their term.
The Stewardship Team is responsible for facilitating the annual pledge campaign, helping congregants make sustainable financial decisions in their support of UUCE. The main focus of the pledge campaign is the idea of “joyous giving,” and embracing generosity as a spiritual practice.
The Stewardship Team members serve for three-year terms, with most of the work being done in February and March during the annual pledge campaign.
The Worship Team (WT) meets once a month with the Minister and Music Director to plan and coordinate our Sunday Worship Services. The WT manages the weekly schedule, crafts ideas for worship, and regularly brings in guest or lay speakers to lead worship on Sunday when the minister isn’t speaking.
Worship Team members also volunteer about once a month as the Worship Assistant, helping the leader for prepare for the Sunday Service, and present it on Sunday morning. Worship Team members also volunteer to lead Sunday Services when they are so moved.