Propose Nominees from Your Congregation

We are seeking fresh voices for leadership positions to strengthen the future of the MidAmerica Region! We have open positions for:

  • MidAmerica Region Board of Trustees
  • Camp Unistar Foundation Board of Directors
  • Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference (MUUC)
  • MidAmerica Nominating Committee

Our Region needs energetic people with diverse perspectives to fill these leadership positions. We are working to dismantle the legacy of white supremacy in our faith in order to create a collaborative environment with people from historically marginalized communities.

Some traits we value in candidates:

  • Willingness to collaborate with others
  • Ability to provide a unique perspective
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in leadership and stewardship
  • Dedication to radical inclusion
  • Personal investment in the future of our region and Unitarian Universalism as a faith

The MidAmerica Regional Board of Trustees is responsible for the general direction of the Region, including policies, strategic goals, and priorities. There are nine members serving three-year terms. Three of those nine members include the President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who are elected directly by the Board members annually.

The Nominating Committee’s purpose is to nominate individuals for the Regional Board, Camp Unistar, the Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference Board, and the Nominating Committee itself. We are dedicated to seeking qualified candidates to reflect the full diversity of the Region to fulfill these leadership positions, especially in regards to historically marginalized communities. The Nominating Committee has seven members serving two-year terms.

The Midwest Unitarian Universalist Conference (MUUC) furthers the interests of UU’s and their institutions in the Midwest, fosters the interests of the UUA, supports spreading the message of Unitarian Universalism, and distributes the surplus income generated by funds in trust. The MUUC Board of Directors is composed of seven members serving three-year terms.

Camp Unistar is a beautiful island retreat in Cass Lake, Minnesota where you can unplug, unwind, and enjoy nature with a village of old and new friends who are largely rooted in Unitarian Universalist values. It is governed by an independent Board of 8 members, with one member appointed each year by the Board of Trustees. All board members must have attended Camp Unistar.

Our only requirement is that our candidates must be a member of either a MidAmerica Congregation or the Church of the Larger Fellowship. If you or someone you know may be interested, please send your suggestions to one of our co-chairs:

Helen Dwyer, Co-Chair,, All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis, IN
Mel Priese, Co-Chair,, Eliot Unitarian Chapel in Kirkwood, MO