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 2017-2018 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.  

Currently. we are excited about the arrival of our newly settled minister, the Rev. Kathryn Bert.  


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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In the fall of 2017, the Board commissioned a report of Agreed Upon Procedures to evaluate our financial procedures and policies.  Please click here to access the full report.