Church Governance & Administration

 DSC0362 e077aUU congregations are democratically and locally run. In this spirit, a Board of Trustees is elected to supervise all aspects of the organization. We abide by a constitution and set of bylaws. Committees & Teams collaborate with Staff to do the work of the church in planning and supporting our many volunteer-run programs.

The relationship between congregation and minister is a covenant freely chosen by both congregation and clergy. We are members of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Pacific Northwest District (PNWD), which advise and assist us in carrying out the functions of the congregation.

If you have a question or issue related to governance or administration, contact the 2016-2017 Board of Trustees.

The Board has led two major initiatives in recent years:  in 2012 a Site Development review including a charrette that engaged our members in dreaming, and a Convergence Cafe with extensive follow-up recommendations to the Board.  

The current Board is working with our current Interim Minister to prepare our congregation and its organization for the settlement of a new minister late this summer.


Two Standing Committees are:

  • The Leadership Discovery and Development Committee (LDDC), formerly the Nominating Committee, which cultivates, nurtures and selects nominees for the Board of Trustees, the Endowment Board of Trustees and the LDDC.

  • The Committee on Ministry, which monitors church ministries.

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Note:  Instructions for casting absentee ballots for May 14, 2017 are available.  Absentee ballots do not count towards meeting the quorum required for the meeting, although the votes are counted.  Please be with us for the meeting if you possibly can.