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Governance & Management

Who are we?

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships, which have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. Our polity is congregational, and delegates from each congregation make Association decisions in business sessions at the annual General Assembly (GA). Between GAs, we're governed by the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is comprised of 14 elected individuals: the President (without vote), the Moderator, the Financial Advisor, and eleven Trustees elected at-large. View the complete list of Trustees.

  • Jim Key, UUA Moderator and Chief Governance Officer, presides at the GA and at meetings of the Board of Trustees.

  • Elected by the GA, Peter Morales, President, is responsible for carrying out the ENDS of the association as articulated by the Board of Trustees.

  • Elected by the GA, Larry Ladd, Financial Advisor, provides the Board of Trustees and Administration with expert advice on business and financial matters, and reports annually to the congregations on the UUA's financial condition.

  • The responsibility for Board correspondence and elections lies with Susan Ritchie, Secretary.

  • Donna Harrison, Vice Moderator, coordinates Board agendas, education, and deliberations.

  • Sarah Stewart organizes and oversees the work of the Finance Committee as its Chair.

Staff

  • The Chief Operating Officer, Harlan Limpert (coo @ uua.org), maintains responsibility, under the supervision of the President, for the day-to-day management of the Association. He maintains close consultation with the President in the formulation of policy and acts in the absence of the President on the Association's behalf. He also serves as Clerk of the Board of Trustees, keeping minutes of all board meetings. The Office of the Chief Operating Officer maintains liaison with the Board of Trustees. As Clerk, he keeps minutes of all board meetings.

  • Tim Brennan, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Tim Brennan (treasurer @ uua.org), is responsible for all of the UUA's financial affairs and oversees the UUA's annual audit and other financial reports as issued by the Financial Services staff group.

  • UUA Staff Directory
  • Staff Organizational Chart (PDF)
  • UUA Leadership Council

Districts & Regions

There are sixteen Districts and one Region of the UUA in North America. The District Presidents Association serves as the primary advocate for districts and emerging regions within our UUA. They listen and lead, imagine and model, to realize the goals and aspirations of our UU faith.

UU Volunteers

We rely upon energetic, committed, visionary UU volunteers to serve the twenty-plus committees, panels, and task forces that work with staff and the UUA Board to carry out the mission of the Association. Apply to serve! We need you.

For more information contact administration @ uua.org.

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

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