Both the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Nominating Committee (NomComm) positions are elected by the membership of the congregation at the Annual Meeting.

Each group plays a critical role in church governance.

Please see the job descriptions below for additional information.

Board of Trustees (BOT) Job Description

Under Policy Governance, the role of the BOT shifts to focus on developing and promoting the vision of the church and the good we can do for individuals and the larger community. The primary function of BOT members is to have a long term view of the church and to bring their skills as strategic thinkers to church leadership. In this process the BOT regularly monitors the programs of the church and maintains the policies to provide responsible guidance and support, in accordance with the congregationally supported Vision and Mission statements. 

By adhering to these principles, the Board demonstrate leaderships, fosters open dialog, and provides a clear path to achieving these ENDs.

As a policy-oriented Board we have delegated the day-to-day decision-making to the Ministry Teams, via the Chief Executive, allowing a greater portion of our focus to the vision and the identity of the church. Our policies are based on best practices and may be revised as needed to capture lessons learned. As we grow and develop in our experience with Policy Governance, Board policies will be reviewed and updated, utilizing available resources such as mentors, other UU churches and institutions.

Typical responsibilities of the UUCCH Board include the following:

  • To be present in the church community and to provide leadership as we develop and articulate ends. 
  • To monitor the Chief Executive interpretations to assure that we are meeting our congregational mission and recognizing the principles and purposes of Unitarian Universalism. 
  • To monitor performance against policy and mission objectives, via regularly scheduled reports. 
  • To maintain fiduciary responsibilities as elected Trustees. 
  • To review and make policy changes, as necessary. 
  • To represent the congregation in between its meetings and promote our shared vision. 
  • To refrain from taking other lay-leadership roles that would conflict with BOT responsibilities. Other Considerations:

· UUCCH Membership required: 3+ years recommended

  • Time commitment may vary from 10-15 hours per month and 2-3 weekend days per year· 
  • Ability to represent and communicate the interests of the congregation 
  • Previous UU leadership experience a plus

Leadership Development and Nominating Committee (LDNC) Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Having skilled and qualified leaders is critical for the short- and long-term success of UUCCH. Author Jim Collins describes this as “putting the right people in the right seats of the bus.”

The LDNC merges the responsibilities of the old Nominating Committee (NomComm) with Leadership Development. The LDNC is responsible for supplying the congregation with qualified candidates to replace yearly vacancies on the Board of Trustees (BOT) and on the LDNC itself. These candidates are then voted on by the congregation each June at the Annual Meeting. the LDNC is responsible for managing the voting process at all congregational meetings and for reporting results to the congregation.

In its leadership development role, the LDNC coordinates the identification and development of emerging leaders in the congregation. LDNC members interact with Adult Programs, the Membership Committee, other committees, other UU district resources, and the congregation itself. This evolution will help congregants find more seamless ways to develop and use their own unique, emerging leadership skills. Check out an upcoming "mini-retreat!"

Please consider joining the Leadership Development and Nominating Committee and helping make this vision a reality!


  • Is a member in good standing
  • Has time available (average 2 hours per week, with peaks and valleys of effort as we get closer to the Annual Meeting )
  • Can communicate by computer

For more information:
Please contact any member of the current LDNC:

Susan Duncan
Julie Gandy
Peter Jackson
Karen Nowicki
Carrie Rupnow-Kidd
Kate Sloan
Claudia Smarkola Larry Solow
Peg Willard