Presenters of the Governance UU University Track
Unity Consulting, a team of professional and lay leaders dedicated to breathing new life into liberal religious congregations and institutions through policy governance consulting, led the 2009 UU University Governance Track.
Over fifty years combined experience in parish ministry Rob and Janne Eller-Isaacs have encountered a wide variety of challenges and opportunities. They have shared their extensive experience in congregational life, organization development and capital fundraising through consulting with congregations nationwide.
As the chief administrative officer of the church Barbara Hubbard serves as controller, personnel director and facilities manager. Barbara has also managed health care non-profits and food cooperatives. Her “real world” experience brings a best practices perspective which churches sorely need.
Laura Park is an organization development consultant with extensive experience in the use of Appreciative Inquiry. Laura is a past member of the Board of Trustees of Unity Church–Unitarian, holds an MA in organization development, and is serving as managing director of Unity Consulting.
Joe Sullivan is the immediate past-president of the Southwest District of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). During his tenure he guided the district board's transition into policy governance. As a consultant, Joe focuses on congregational vitality through renewal work on governance areas of covenant, mission, vision, planning and board development.
Louise Wolfgramm serves as President and CEO of Amicus USA, a non-profit serving people coming back into the community following incarceration. A born and bred Unitarian Universalist (UU), Louise was a member of Unity’s Executive Team and has served on many policy governance boards.
This year's Hallman intern at Unity Church-Unitarian, Leon Dunkley is a life-long UU. Leon is completing his studies at the Starr King School for the Ministry and brings his experience as a doctor of musicology and a professor of music to his rich and caring ministry.